GSATS is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) responsible for carrying out the urban transportation planning process for the Grand Strand area.

As the MPO, GSATS provides the forum for cooperative decision making in developing regional transportation plans and programs to meet changing needs. It is composed of elected and appointed officials representing local, state and federal governments or agencies having interest or responsibility in comprehensive transportation planning.

MEETING NOTICE: Policy Committee – Friday June 31, 2020 at 10:30 AM.

This meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public. To access the meeting, click on the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89370296535

For more information, click on the meeting notice here:  Meeting Notice 7-31-20

To view the July 31 Policy Committee meeting agenda, click here:  Policy Committe Agenda 7-31-20


GSATS is seeking public comment on proposed changes to its’ Transportation Improvement Program. The proposal entails removing a currently programmed Transportation Alternatives project and replacing it with a project that is ready to move forward. The project proposed to be removed is a bike/pedestrian project in the City of Georgetown. The city has declined to provide the required match for the federal funds.

The proposed replacement is a multipurpose path along Little River Neck Road in Horry County and the City of North Myrtle Beach. Both the city and the county have agreed to provide funding over and above of the required 20 % match.

Please provide any comments you would like to make on this proposal to: mhoeweler@wrcog.org. All comments received before August 14, 2020 will be considered.


MEETING NOTICE: Transportation Advisory Committee – Friday June 17, 2020 at 10:30 AM.

This meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public. To access the meeting, click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87462571825

For more information, click on the meeting notice here: MEETING NOTICE GSATS TAC (07.17.20)

To view the July 17 TAC meeting agenda, click here: TAC Agenda July 17 20


PRESS RELEASE for US 17 Corridor Study

June 15, 2020

The Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) encourages citizens to get involved in the ongoing US 17 Corridor Study in Georgetown County.  The US 17 Corridor in Georgetown County currently carries an average of 35,000 vehicles per day.  This area has experienced significant growth which has led to increased congestion and safety concerns along the corridor.

The study began in June of 2019 and expected to conclude by the Summer of 2020.  A Public information meeting will be scheduled in the future as soon as large gatherings of people are advised. An animated visualization of key recommendations is being worked on and will be made available on the website as soon as it is completed.

Click here for more information


To view the FY 2020 – 2021 Unified Planning Work Program Addendum 1, click here.


NCDOT and SCDOT invite you to provide input on this project via NCDOT’s online public engagement platform “PublicInput.com”. You can access the site by visiting ncdot.publicinput.com and scrolling down to Carolina Bays Parkway Extension, or directly via this link: https://ncdot.publicinput.com/2518/.

Carolina Bays Parkway Ext. Newsletter 1


Georgetown County US 17 Corridor Study Update

Request for qualifications:

SCBO Ad 05.15.18

2018 RFP 05.17.18