The Florence Area Transportation Study (FLATS) Policy Committee will hold a public meeting at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, February 8th, 2021 in an electronic meeting format. The items for discussion are:
Click either of the links above to view the corresponding document. A link to register for public access to the online meeting will be available on this page, before the start of the meeting.
The public comment period for these documents are as follows:
January 8th, 2021-February 8th, 2021
• DRAFT 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan
January 8th, 2021 – February 25th, 2021
• DRAFT Public Participation Plan
If you need assistance with registering for the meeting, have any questions about the format being used, or would like to sign up to address the Policy Committee, please contact staff using the contact information provided below.
Please submit any questions or comments to: Florence County Planning Department, 518 S. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501 ATTN: FLATS. If you would like to contact us by phone, please call (843)-656-1503 or (843)-656-1501. FLATS does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission of access to FLATS documents or projects. Assistance will be provided to accommodate the special needs of disabled persons, upon request.
As a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Florence Area Transportation Study (FLATS) is a process by which local officials and citizens have input in the expenditure of transportation funds within the urban area of Florence, South Carolina. Any major road project or transit project that takes place in this area using federal funds must be considered and approved by the FLATS Policy Committee.
The FLATS Policy Committee consists of representatives from the State Legislature, members of Florence County Council and Florence City Council, and the Mayor of the Town of Quinby. Any projects that come before the FLATS Policy Committee are first examined by the FLATS Study Team, which consists of technical representatives from various agencies and departments in the area. The recommendations provided by the FLATS Study Team are then passed on to the FLATS Policy Committee for consideration. Projects approved by the FLATS Policy Committee are then listed in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Efforts are made to give the public an opportunity to have input in the transportation planning process. A wide range of people, including agencies, community groups, individuals, and the media, are notified of the meetings. The Florence County Planning Department provides the staff work for FLATS and is available to assist the public with transportation questions.
For additional information on the TIP or the FLATS Long Range Plan, or if you would like to become involved in the transportation planning process by being placed on the FLATS mailing list, please call us at 843-676-8600! We look forward to hearing from you!