Welcome to the public review and comment forum on Transportation Vision 2040 - Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Augusta Regional Transportation Study (ARTS). The ARTS is currently in the process of completing a 12-month regional transportation planning process to update the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. This document will serve as a blueprint to guide transportation investment decisions in the Augusta – Richmond Co., Georgia (GA) – Aiken County South Carolina (SC) Metropolitan Area over the next 20 years.
The projects being considered in the Transportation Vision 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan and the amendments to the Draft FY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments can be viewed through the online interactive map. We welcome your thoughts about transportation issues, needs and recommended strategies and improvements identified in the Draft LRTP for the ARTS planning area. You can use the application in the map or the comment form to provide comments on recommended transportation projects proposed in the Draft ARTS Transportation Vision 2040 LRTP and Draft FY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments.
Projects are programmed into four main tiers, described as follows:
Tier 1 - Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) FY 2015-2018: projects currently receiving funding to move forward towards implementation.
Tier 2 - 2019-2029 Long Range Projects: projects planned to be funded between 2019 to 2029. These projects must move into the TIP to receive funding.
Tier 3 - 2030-2040 Long Range Projects: projects planned to be funded between 2030-2040.
Unfunded Priority Projects: projects that are not financially constrained. These projects may not have cost estimates in mind and may only have a basic concept in mind.
Projects are also categorized into transportation modes. These include:
The map displays symbols, each corresponding to a project type. Clicking on a project line will provide you with information, including the Tier, Description, Scheduled Completion Date, and Estimated Cost. To leave a comment, click on the comment box located at the top of the project information pop-up.