ARTS Agency Participation
Staff services for the ARTS are provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT), the South Carolina DOT, the Aiken County Planning and Development Department, and the Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission. The staff workload is the responsibility of the Project Director, who is the Executive Director of the Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission.
The workload is developed, supervised, and reviewed by the Project Director in conformance with the study process. The Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission staff includes professionals trained and experienced in transportation planning, who have as their primary charge the technical work necessary to keep the Study relevant.
The Aiken County Planning and Development Department staff is responsible for elements of the Study in the portion of the study area in Aiken County.
The local transportation planners work directly with the responsible planners on staff of the Georgia DOT and the South Carolina DOT. Both Georgia DOT and the South Carolina DOT have professional planners who coordinate state aspects of any studies and assist in the preparation of technical analysis techniques, as well as play a major role in the development and utilization of the computer models for the Study.
The relationship between the staffs of these agencies is yet another reflection of the cooperative nature of the Study.