Charleston Shifting Towards Mass Transit

June 19, 2019, 5:54 pm EST | Share:

DORCHESTER/CHARLESTON/BERKELEY COUNTY (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) – 2025 could look a lot different for mass transit in Charleston according to Sharon Hollis, Principal Planner, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) will hold a pair of interactive, public community workshops to kick off the next phase of the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project, and provide an opportunity for the public to comment on initial design and routing concepts.

A proposed 26-mile Lowcountry Rapid Transit project along Highway 52 (Rivers Avenue) and Highway 78 would provide improved mobility among key regional corridors and a more direct connection for the traveling public. It will also promote the unification and reinvestment in existing communities. For more information on the project, visit the project website at www.lowcountryrapidtransit.com.

Each meeting will be held in an open-house format and attendees are encouraged to drop in any time. A formal presentation will not be given. The open house meeting will take place at the dates, times and locations below:

Meeting one will be held Thursday, June 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Northwoods Mall (Near JC Penney Court)

Meeting two will be held Tuesday, June 25 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the International Longshoremen’s Association located at 1142 Morrison Drive in Charleston.

Can’t make it in person?
An online version of the meetings will be available through July 25 and provides the same information and opportunities to participate as the open house meetings. The online meeting can be accessed by visiting lowcountryrapidtransit.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes videos, maps, opportunities to comment and more.