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.


SCDOT will present the 2023 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Workshop on Monday, March 27, 2023 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Please click the link below for more information. 

Save the Date March 27, 2023

Coast RTA Survey

Coast RTA is involved in a study to help shape the future of transit service in the region over the next 20 years. Please take the survey below and share with your networks to make sure the study team understands what transit services/improvements matter most to Georgetown and Horry County residents, businesses/business owners, and visitors!



Comments can be made through April 11, 2023. Send comments to:

To view the DRAFT FY 2024 – 2025 Unified Planning Work Program , click here.

Carolina Bays Parkway  Extension

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

Carolina Bays Parkway Ext. Newsletter 1