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Written by admin on 4th June 2023 News, Press Releases

Please be advised that the business of the CMCOG Transportation Subcommittee will be conducted on Thursday, June 8th at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Reginald Simmons of the CMCOG staff. Reginald can be reached at 803-744-5133 or by email at Thank you for your time, dedication, and service as I look forward to seeing each of you on June 8th.    ...

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Written by admin on 11th May 2023 News, Press Releases

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS   May 11, 2023   CENTRAL MIDLANDS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS   COLUMBIA AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION    REGIONAL PASSENGER RAIL 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 and five (5) copies to CMCOG no later than 2:00 p.m....

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Three Rivers Bike Share Expansion Feasibility Study – Draft Final

Written by admin on 9th May 2023 News, Press Releases

Launched in the fall of 2018, in its four years of operations (to October 2022) the Blue Bike SC bike share system has contributed to the City of Columbia’s transportation system by serving over 12,000 members and recording over 117,500 miles traveled, improving health benefits with users burning 11 million calories, and saving 48 tons in carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.  The system has proven its viability even through the duration of the pandemic. Since the launch of the Blue Bike SC system,...

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Written by admin on 4th May 2023 News, Press Releases

COLUMBIA AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY   METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION    2024 & 2025 UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM (UPWP)   The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) incorporates in one document all transportation planning and directly supporting comprehensive planning activities in the Columbia Metropolitan Area, which appears in Figure 1, during the fiscal years 2024 & 2025. It is intended to provide a mechanism for the coordination of planning efforts by local, State, and regional agencies through the Columbia Area Transportation Study (COATS)....

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Silver Haired Legislature Candidate Filing Form

Written by admin on 10th February 2023 News, Press Releases

March 6, 2023   Dear Candidate for Silver Haired Legislature:   The Central Midlands Caucus of the Silver Haired Legislature met on March 6, 2023 and set the following candidate filing procedures: Candidates will return filing form to Sondra Berger, Central Midlands Caucus Secretary, by email ( or mailing address (4270 Shorebrook Drive, Columbia, SC 29206) by Monday, April 5, 2023. All eligible candidates will meet as a group for formal election as Representatives on May 8,...

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2022-2027 – Final Central Midlands Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Document

Written by admin on 30th January 2023 News, Press Releases

The Central Midlands 2022-2027 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) has been completed.  The CEDS document is the culmination of a strategic planning process to develop a five year vision and policy framework for strengthening our regional economy. The information contained in the document may be used for future planning, funding applications, and project development.  This regional planning process is required by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in order to qualify for assistance under EDA program and funding opportunities....

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Public input requested on bike share expansion in Columbia

Written by admin on 23rd November 2022 News, Press Releases

Please see the links below for providing input on bike riding in the Columbia area. Input can be provided through an interactive online survey and map, and comments provided will help shape the development of the expansion study. The study is part of a collaboration with the Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) and the City of Columbia, The Comet, City of Cayce, City of West Columbia, Town of Springdale, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation....

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EDA 2022 Annual Performance Report

Written by admin on 21st October 2022 News, Press Releases

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a regional economic development planning process supported by the US Economic Development Administration (EDA).  EDA guidelines for developing the CEDS require a summary background of the economic conditions of the region.  The summary background includes a detailed inventory and analysis of community and economic development indicators.  CMCOG updates this data on an annual basis.  The 2022 summary background information will be incorporated into the 2022-2027 CEDS five-year update which will be presented to the board in December....

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Training and Education Opportunity from The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Written by admin on 11th October 2022 News, Press Releases

If you are currently working in a long-term care facility and would like to participate in this virtual training opportunity, we would encourage you to do so.  This abuse, neglect and exploitation test requires you to become familiar with the South Carolina Omnibus Adult Protection Act.  This law explains the definition of abuse, neglect and exploitation as well as explain mandated reporting.  We encourage you to become familiar with this law, the mandates and penalties.  Thank you for your interest....

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SC Counties Twitter and Facebook Handles

Written by admin on 30th September 2022 News

With #HurricaneIan approaching, following your county’s social media outlets is a good way to keep up to date on how the weather is expected to affect you locally. Find your county’s Twitter and Facebook handles here:

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Attention: The Central Midlands SHIP and SMP (State Insurance and Assistance Program and Senior Medicare Patrol) is currently recruiting persons to become trained SHIP/SMP volunteers

Written by admin on 1st April 2022 News, Press Releases

The Central Midlands SHIP and SMP (State Insurance and Assistance Program and Senior Medicare Patrol) is currently recruiting persons to become trained SHIP/SMP volunteers, to provide assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, especially during Medicare Open Enrollment Period October 15- December 7. SHIP is an insurance counseling and assistance program for Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers. Trained volunteers serve many roles. From providing one-on-one counseling on Medicare and Medicare Fraud issues to participating in health fairs, conducting presentations,...

Read More Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook

Written by admin on 4th April 2022 News

Communities across America can use this guidebook to know what to apply for, who to contact, and how to get ready to rebuild. This  guidebook for state, local, tribal, and territorial leaders is a roadmap to the funding available under the law, as well as an explanatory document that shows, in as much detail as currently available, program-by-program information.  Download from the link: Read the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook....

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Employment Opportunities

Written by admin on 15th May 2022 News, Press Releases

Central Midlands Council of Governments] has several employment opportunities. For details about the open positions, go to the following website to apply:     Central Midlands Council of Governments is an Equal Opportunity Employer....

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