The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, gave staff approval to initiate a 30-day public comment period for the draft of the 2040 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan (SMTP).
SCDOT is in the process of updating the SMTP in partnership with the SC Department of Commerce; SC State Ports Authority; Federal Highway Administration; Federal Transit Administration, and other key stakeholders. The SMTP is titled, "Charting a Course to 2040."
The SMTP is updated every 5 years to reflect the latest information on travel and growth trends, goals and objectives, infrastructure conditions, future deficiencies, estimated funding, and strategies to move South Carolina forward. The SMTP includes the following documents:
In addition, seven public information meetings will be held across the state in September to engage the public and provide citizens an opportunity to review and comment on the Draft 2040 SMTP. The meetings will have a drop-in format with displays of the draft plan available for viewing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A brief presentation regarding the Draft 2040 SMTP will be given at the beginning of each meeting. The Draft Statewide Strategic Safety Plan also will be available for public review and comment at the regional meetings.
The meetings will be held at the following locations: