Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Transit Equity Day 2019

Transit Equity Day Lowcountry, Feb. 4, 2019
National Transit Equity Day is held on the birthday of Rosa Parks. In Charleston we also remember the contributions to the struggle for freedom to move made by Mary Bowers in 1867 when she forced desegregation of the City’s Horse Drawn Streetcars. We honor Esau Jenkins; Civil Rights Era bus system which helped break the back of racial discrimination by bringing mobility and on board education to African Americans on the Sea Islands. (Note– this is a tentative schedule, please check online for updates)
6:14  am - Transit Ride - We'll conducting a guided Transit Rides to the breakfast in North Charleston starting on Johns Is. Tri County Link, CARTA 1 Express & #11 Dorchester Airport. The trip is so long, our friends from Johns Island will be late for Breakfast, but if they make it we have Champaign Mimosas (pictured above) to greet them when they arrive.
State Rep. JA Moore, Professional Chef
7:45 am - Benne Breakfast in N Charleston - Representative JA Moore (The first Chef elected to the SC Legislature, image right) presents a fundraising breakfast for our Benne fund. Benne will work to make future transit and its associated planning and development offer a higher quality of life, more disposable income and security for the 20 thousand people working in Food, Beverage and Hospitality careers here. The Breakfast will be held at the Mellow Mushroom 4855 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, (On the #4 Express, #11 & #104 Bus Routes) and be prepared by an all star team of F&B Leaders. Breakfast will include door prizes and presentations on proposed legislation, transit oriented community planning and using our planned rapid transit line to build a better future for the Lowcounty. Tickets are available on Eventbright $10 for a basic breakfast, $15 for deluxe breakfast ($15 for basic and $20 for deluxe at the door) $100 for a supporters package and $250 for a sponsor’s package). For tickets, see https://tinyurl.com/bennebreakfast. CARTA #11 Dorchester Airport
9:30 am -  Press Conference (Also at the Mellow Mushroom 4855 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston) - State legislators and local transit and land use planning advocates make a brief presentations on Transit postive bills pending in the SC State Legislature. Led by State Rep. David Mack. Livestreamed online.
3:00 pm Cougar Rapid Tomorrow! Stern Center, CofC- Students from the College of Charleston lead an exploration of how better transit can bring the Lowcountry together, reconnecting the region with its historic urban core in downtown Charleston and enriching lives throughout a diverse constellation of transit enabled communities with connections of transit, culture and neighborhood for all people, including those needing affordable housing. Read more detail in this post.  Carta 211 & 210 DASH.
6:00 pm Transit Equity Town Hall - Live Webcast - Focused on N. Charleston, Dorchester & Berkeley County. Felix Davis Community Center, Park Circle, N. Charleston. Led by State Representative Marvin Pendavis, image right. Will include expert guests from throughout the region and your own opportunity to speak out. CARTA #13.
For more details on this evolving event or to involve as a community partner, contact
 Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit, Inc
WWW.BFLTRANSIT.COM, wjhamilton29464@gmail.com or (843) 870-5299

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