Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Summerville Getting Ready to Ride

Summerville Getting Ready to Ride

The Mayor of Summerville would like to hear from his community and others about how to connect the planned rapid transit system from Charleston and N. Charleston with his community. We met he Mayor while doing transit outreach to 2000 people at the Town’s Sweet Tea Festival last Thursday. The Mayor recorded a short video asking for your input. 

We were also able to reach about 500 people at Saturday’s Charleston Pride Festival about improving transit Saturday. Everywhere we go, people in the Lowcountry now recognize that we need better transit and that roads alone won’t solve our congestion problems.

We’re informed that engineering work on the planned bus rapid transit line, with public input meetings, should begin in late October or early November. We’ll be working across the Lowcountry this fall to make the community aware of what possible, so we can increase the chances our community will build a 23 mile long transit line which is fast, reliable and safe which links Charleston, N. Charleston, Ladson, Lincolnville and Summerville.

Thanks to our joint transit advocacy effort with people in the Town of Lincolnville a new Tri County bus route now connects downtown Summerville with CARTA bus service in N. Charleston running to Charleston. Link bus services are now represented in Google Maps trip planning and the popular Transit App. these services largely follow the planned route of the rapid Transit line and provide faster transit connections between the two communities.  See these improved transit services in Google Maps.

If you have ideas on how we can reach more people before planning starts this fall, please let us know. We welcome volunteers and invitations to your community events. Just email wjhamilton29464@gmail.com or call (843) 870-5299.

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