Rep. Pendarvis to Hold Transit Town Hall in Summerville on May 7

Rep. Pendarvis riding the #11 CARTA Dorchester Airport Bus, stopped at Charleston International Airport

State Representative Marvin Pendarvis (SC 113) invites you to bring your thoughts about bringing better public transit to the communities of Summerville, Ladson & Lincolnville on Monday, May 7. Participatory activities for children and adults and informal discussion with community leaders will be from 6 to 7 pm. A formal presentation and Town Hall meeting about public transit will follow with from 7 to 8:30 pm. The Town Hall will be held at the Cuthbert Community Center, 105 W 5th South Street Azalea Park, Summerville, South Carolina. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants should bring their smart phone if they have one if they want to have the Transit App installed. People wanting to discuss specific bus routes or stop locations are asked to bring pictures or maps to facilitate discussion.

In November 2016 Charleston County Voters approved 600 million dollars to improve public transit as part of a new half penny sales tax. 250 million dollars of those funds were earmarked to pay most of the costs of a Bus Rapid Transit line connecting Summerville, Lincolnville, Ladson, N. Charleston, the Neck Tech district and Line Street in downtown Charleston. A detailed recommendation for such a system was the result of the half million dollar, taxpayer funded I26alt.org study. Decisions now have to be made about if and how the system can connect to and relieve traffic congestion in and around downtown Summerville and be designed in a way which would allow it to someday reach the new Volvo Plant in Ridgeville.

For more information, visit www.bfltransit.com or call (843) 870-5299.

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