Augusta Regional Transportation Study (ARTS) discusses regional transportation projects

Augusta Regional Transportation Study (ARTS) discusses regional transportation projects
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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Augusta Regional Transportation Study (ARTS), the Technical Coordinating Committee, the Test Network Subcommittee and the Citizens Advisory Committee hosted a joint meeting regarding transportation.

The group discussed the status of regional transportation projects and more. Additional topics on the agenda will include the ARTS 2011 through 2017 traffic analysis, the status of regional transportation along with modifying the bylaws to add an additional six members to the Advisory Board.

About two dozen people who work in the city’s planning and development department, Georgia and South Carolina’s transportation departments, Augusta Regional Airport and Augusta’s Public Transit listened to presentations on that broke down traffic data.

One disturbing stat is that South Carolina is number one the nation for traffic fatalities. Representatives from the South Carolina Department of Transportation said safety is their number one priority and they’re working to change that statistic.

Members also briefed each other on new initiatives they’re working on and what their agencies are doing to improve transportation in the area.

ARTS includes representation from Richmond, Columbia, Aiken and Edgefield counties. CLICK HERE to connect to the ARTS Metropolitan Planning Organization.

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