Public Notice 
Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS)
Meteropolitan Planning Organization 
2021-2027 Transportation Improvement Program 
Public Comment 

This is to notify the public that the Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS) Meteropolitan Planning Organization 
FY2021-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is available for public comment. 

The TIP is the seven-year transportation plan comprising of transportation projects to be authorized during FY 2021-2027.

To view LATS FY2021-2027 TIP, please click on the link provided below:
 FY2021-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Please submit any comments or requests for addtional information regarding the FY2021-2027 TIP, to 
The FY 2021-2027 TIP will be considered for adoption by the LATS Policy Board on
Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 10:00 AM via ZOOM.

Live streaming via Facebook at the time of event will be available on the
Lowcountry Council of Governments Facebook Page 

  • The Palmetto Breeze Small Urban Area Transit Development Plan has been revised and is now available for viewing by clicking on the following link.
The emphasis of this study was to determine the most feasible new public transportation services in the census designated Small Urban Area in southern Beaufort County, this includes the Town of Bluffton, Town of Hilton Head Island and adjacent unincorporated areas of Beaufort County. These economically viable new services will link residents and visitors to the area’s major employers, shopping areas, health care services, recreational and tourist attractions, and educational facilities.  

  • NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 6:30 PM in the Board Room of the Lowcountry Council of Governments (LCOG) Building, Point South, Yemassee, South Carolina, the LCOG Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on an application to amend the 208 Areawide Water Quality Management Plan:  Walterboro Wastewater Treatment Plan (WWTP) expansion.
This public hearing and the matters to be discussed are subject to the provisions of the Lowcountry Areawide Water Quality Management Plan, developed in accordance with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s statewide water quality management program, providing for the participation of citizens of the Lowcountry Region in the planning for water quality throughout the region.

To review the 208 Areawide Water Quality Management Plan click on the following link; Lowcountry Regional Water Quality Management (208) Plan. The plan is also availbile for viewing at the office of Lowcountry Council of Governments.  Persons with questions or comments concerning the public hearing may contact Ginnie Kozak, LCOG Planning Director, at (843) 726-5536 or

Community and Regional Planning
The Planning Department undertakes varied projects in the areas of community and economic development planning, transportation, housing, economic diversification, infrastructure, and history—all with a regional perspective. Projects are done in-house and in collaboration with consultants. This department also serves as regional demographers and statisticians. Here you can find monthly unemployment tables and graphs and other pertinent data as it is released.  The Planning staff uses the most up-to-date ESRI technology to generate GIS mapping features.

 Building the First Manure Composter in the Lowcountry - Photo By: Ginnie Kozak

Above Photo: By Ginnie Kozak - Caption: Building of the first manure composter in the Lowcountry. 
Banner Photo: Tom Woodward (Creative Commons)