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.
Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update
GSATS is currently in the process of updating the Metropolitan Transportation Plan to identify the transportation needs of the GSATS region through 2045. Click here to learn more about this planning effort and to view the draft plan.
Check out the virtual room by clicking the image below. Comments on the draft plan will be accepted until October 12, 2023. Access the form by clicking HERE.
The TCC will meet at 10:30 am on Monday, October 6, 2023, at Carolina Shores Town Hall located at 200 Persimmon Road SW, Calabash, NC. Check back soon for the agenda for this meeting.
Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting
The TAC will meet on Monday, October 16, 2023, at 9:30 am at the Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall located at 111 Causeway Dr., Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The meeting notice can be found by clicking here. The packet for this meeting can be found by clicking here. Due to inclement weather, this meeting was rescheduled from September 22, 2023.
Policy Committee Meeting
The GSATS Policy Committee will meet on Monday, October 16, 2023, at 10:30 am at the Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall located at 111 Causeway Dr., Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The meeting notice can be found by clicking here. The packet can be found by clicking here. Due to inclement weather, this meeting was rescheduled from September 22, 2023.
DBE Plan Public Comment Notice
The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments (WRCOG) and the Grand Strand Transportation Study (GSATS) are seeking comments on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plan. Click here to view the notice. Click here to view the draft plan.
FTA Section 5310 Call for Projects
GSATS is announcing a call for projects for eligible organizations interested in applying for funds under FTA Section 5310 for the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach Urban Area (UA). All projects selected for this funding program must identify the unmet transportation needs or service gaps for elderly and/or individuals with disabilities in the urban area. The application and required forms are found under Documents and Forms.
SC Highway 90 Corridor Study
The SC Highway 90 Corridor Study is underway. Click here to learn more about the project and how to provide your input.
Carolina Bays Parkway Extension
NCDOT and SCDOT invite you to view information regarding the extension of Carolina Bays Parkway. Please use the following link to visit the project information page. Carolina Bays Parkway Project Information