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Draft Long-Range Transportation Plan Available for Comments

The Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS) currently has the final draft of Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) available for public review and comment.

Written comments can be emailed to or sent to P.O. Box 98, Yemassee, SC 29945. Written comments will be accepted until January 7, 2015.  Please contact Ginnie Kozak at 843-726-5536 or at the email address above if you have any questions.

All written comments received shall, as applicable, be made a part of the LATS records of public in-put.

Click to download 2040 LATS Long Range Transportation Plan

Click to download 2015-2019 Transportation Improvement Program


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Often called “LCOG”, "LowCOG" or simply “the COG”—Lowcountry Council of Governments serves the four-county area between Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia and is one of ten regional councils covering South Carolina.  It is a resource for the twenty-five local governments in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties, and, from time to time, may work for an individual jurisdiction, a group of local governments or the entire region.  The COG also acts as a connection between those local governments and certain State and Federal programs.  Most of the time the COG operates in the background and always in support of its members and the Lowcountry Region. 
LCOG is a public agency governed by a thirty-member board of directors appointed by the participating local governments.  Activities are organized into four broad program areas:  Community & Economic Development, Workforce Development, Planning, and Aging & Disability.  Staff members write and administer grants, run programs, compile data, prepare plans and conduct research.  The Board often sets regional priorities.  Current programs and projects include:  Community Development Block Grants, Federal and State Economic Development Grants, HOME Affordable Housing Consortium, Workforce Investment Act, Areawide Water Quality Management, Urban and Rural Transportation and Transit Planning, Joint Land Use Study, Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities Resource Center.  Organizationally, the COG looks like a public-sector consulting firm. 
Located between two international airports and shipping ports and bisected by I-95, the Lowcountry Region is well-positioned for growth in domestic and international business. The region includes the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Hilton Head Island and the ACE Basin. Temperate climate and southeastern coastal location make the Lowcountry a favorite destination for visitors and retirees. 

Welcome to LCOG and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

NOTE: Photographs on this site are owned by LCOG or used with permission of owner and may not be used without written permission. Lowcountry Council of Governments is not responsible for content of linked websites.


 Image: Ace Basin Marshland
 Image: Sea birds enjoying sunny sandbar
 Image: Edisto Island Beach Houses
Image: US Blue Angels flying over Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Lowcountry Council of Governments
PO Box 98
634 Campground Road
Yemassee, SC 29945

PHONE: 843-726-5536

FAX: 843-726-5165




Phone: 843-726-5536 | Fax: 843-726-5165