Transportation Advisory Group

Mission Statement

  • Meet on a regular basis, not less than once per month, and more frequently at the call of the Chairman, as the need may arise.
  • Shall periodically advise County Council on the actions required of Council to assure fulfillment of the requisite countywide road system.
  • Submit a formal Annual Report by December 31 to County Council on recommended additions and improvements to the County's road network, along with a priority ranking of such in relation to need, routing maps and technical descriptions of the specified additions/improvements, estimated costs thereof, designation of agency responsibility (e.g., SCDOT, the County, or a municipality), source(s) of revenues, and other relevant information.  This report shall also identify any needed changes in the County's Roads Improvements Impact Fees Ordinance.
  • Regularly meet with cognizant senior officials of the SCDOT to present the County's prioritized roads development and improvement needs, to demonstrate the County's technical and financing plans for portions thereof, to encourage the SCDOT's assumption of responsibility and financing for major designated portions of the roads development program, particularly with regard to the improvement of overburdened State or State-maintained highways in Beaufort County.
  • Direct the preparation of applications for other State or Federal grants that could accelerate the improvement of the County's road system.
  • Serve as a primary interface with the County's Transportation Engineering and other consultants to assure that all separate, but related efforts are fully coordinated and integrated.
  • Hold special public meetings, on at least a semi-annual basis and at varied locations, to inform the local citizenry about the BCTAG's plans and progress, and to obtain public input regarding traffic problems and suggested solutions. SCDOT representatives shall be invited to attend such meetings.
  • Serve as the interface, and provide assistance to the Beaufort County School District regarding road additions and/or improvements related to the construction of new schools.
  • Conduct studies of alternative transportation modes, including rail and bus systems, water ferry service, etc that could relieve/minimize the road improvement burden, present and future, in a cost-effective manner.