Press Releases

PUBLIC COMMENT – COATS MPO DRAFT CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PLAN

Written by admin on 30th December 2021 News, Press Releases

The Congestion Management Plan (CMP) is an integral component of the metropolitan transportation planning process as it helps to identify areas with high congestion (as a complement to the travel demand modeling process) and recommends appropriate mitigation strategies that manage travel demand, reduce single occupancy vehicle (SOV) usage, and improve travel conditions without having to add roadway capacity. When capacity improvement projects are warranted, the CMP provides recommendations for facilitating future travel demand management strategies and operational improvements that will help maintain the functional integrity and safety of the roadway once additional travel lanes are added....

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Grow with us Lexington County: You’re invited to the Plan Unveil Virtual Meeting!

Written by admin on 20th December 2021 News, Press Releases

You’re invited to the Plan Unveil Virtual Meeting! Mark your calendar! on January 5, 2022 from 6 to 7:30pm, we will host a virtual meeting to unveil the draft Comprehensive Plan for Lexington County. This is an opportunity to view the plan and provide your feedback. Plan to attend by registering below (click on this link) The Grow With Us planning process is an opportunity for everyone who cares about the future of Lexington County to share their ideas and insight about the future....

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SCDOT’s Public Comment Notices For December 2021

Written by admin on 13th December 2021 News, Press Releases

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing notification of a public comment notice. This information will be available for public review and comment through  January 3, 2022 on the SCDOT’s website via the links provided below. SCDOT Requests Public Comment on: The Proposed 2021-2022 Closed and Load Restricted Bridge Program in a Total of 39 Counties English: https://bit.ly/SCDOTBridgeProgram Spanish: https://bit.ly/SCDOTBridgeProgSP A STIP Amendment to Include Preliminary Engineering and Construction Phases on the I-95 NB and SB Bridge Replacement Over Lake Marion Project English: https://bit.ly/SCDOTLakeMarion Spanish: https://bit.ly/SCDOTLakeMarionSP A STIP Amendment to Include Construction Phase on I-20 EB and WB Over Wateree River and Swamp Overflow Bridge Rehabilitation/Replacement Project English: https://bit.ly/SCDOTWateree Spanish: https://bit.ly/SCDOTWatereeSP We are providing this information to you for public review and comment....

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PUBLIC COMMENT – CMCOG – COATS MPO DRAFT 2045 LRTP

Written by admin on 29th November 2021 News, Press Releases

The Central Midlands Council of Governments and Columbia Area Transportation Study (COATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) serves as the comprehensive plan for transportation investment to support the safe and efficient movement of people and goods within the CMCOG region and the Columbia urbanized area through the plan horizon year of 2045. The Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Rural Planning Organization (RPO) responsible for updating the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) in coordination with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT),...

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CMCOG Transit Asset Management Plan

Written by admin on 29th November 2021 News, Press Releases

Every agency must develop a transit asset management (TAM) plan if it owns, operates, or manages capital assets used to provide public transportation and receives federal financial assistance under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 as a recipient or subrecipient. Each transit provider must designate an Accountable Executive (49 CFR 625.5) to ensure appropriate resources for implementing the agency’s TAM plan and the Transit Agency Safety Plan. The TAM plan should: Outline how people, processes, and tools come together to address asset management policy and goals Provide accountability and visibility for furthering understanding of leveraging asset management practices Support planning,...

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CMCOG – COATS MPO 2045 LRTP Online Open House

Written by admin on 24th November 2021 News, Press Releases

Welcome to the Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG)/Columbia Area Transportation Study (COATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) 2045 Online Open House! Here you will find information on the LRTP update as well as two interactive maps with proposed roadway improvement projects and intersection improvement projects. The CMCOG/COATS MPO LRTP is a 25-year plan, which must be updated every 5 years, to provide a list of future multi-modal transportation needs for the urban and rural areas of the Central Midlands region....

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: BIKE SHARE EXPANSION FEASIBILITY STUDY (RE-ADVERTISED)

Written by admin on 12th November 2021 News, Press Releases

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOVEMBER 12, 2021 CENTRAL MIDLANDS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS COLUMBIA AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION   BIKE SHARE EXPANSION FEASIBILITY STUDY   The Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) is hereby issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to firms that have the capability and interest in undertaking and performing the scope of work described below.   Each firm is officially a CONSULTANT.  Each CONSULTANT must submit a package containing an original proposal to CMCOG no later than 2:00 p.m....

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD for the 2021 update of the Natural Hazard Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan for the Central Midlands Region

Written by admin on 5th October 2021 News, Press Releases

The staff of the Central Midlands Council of Governments seeks public comment and input on the 2021 update of the natural hazard risk assessment and mitigation plan for the Central Midlands region, which encompasses jurisdictions within the counties of Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, and Richland. The purpose of this plan update is to meet the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 by helping local governments in the region to be more prepared and resilient to the impacts of natural hazards,...

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