ARTS 2050 

Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update 

Augusta Regional Transportation Study (ARTS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) adopted its Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Future Mobility 2050 in September 2020.

The MTP is the official multimodal transportation plan developed and adopted through the metropolitan transportation planning process for the ARTS planning area. This area covers Richmond and Columbia Counties in Georgia; and, Aiken and Edgefield Counties in South Carolina. The MTP recommends projects to improve, maintain, and operate roadways and bridges, public transit, multi-use trails, and sidewalks.

We invite you to view transportation infrastructure and multi-modal transportation capital improvements proposed for the next thirty (30) years totaling $3.1 billion in expenditures.

This 2050 MTP document is a summarized compilation of the six (6) Technical Reports, stand-alone documents with more in-depth analysis on each topic.


Please see the MTP Materials page to access the technical reports.

Chapter 1 is an Introduction and Overview describing key land use and demographics for both                                     existing and future conditions. 

Chapter 2 provides a summary of the public involvement process and outcomes from the two (2)                                  rounds of public engagement.   

Chapter 3 is a listing of the Goals, Objectives, and Performance Measures that form the basis of the

                            2050 MTP.

Chapter 4 identifies current and future multimodal transportation needs of the ARTS planning                                      area based on regional travel patterns, system inventory, analyses, and public input.

Chapter 5 summarizes how a list of the Universe of Projects - the “wish list” – was developed based                              on the identified needs and the project prioritization process.

Chapter 6 presents the Recommendations by providing funding forecasts and identifies a list of                                    financially constrained projects prioritized for short-, mid-, and long-terms throughout                                the horizon of the MTP 2050.

Take a look at the interactive project map to view recommended projects in your area. If you have comments or questions on the ARTS 2050 MTP email: or call 706.821.1796.