NORTH CHARLESTON (June 12, 2019) -- 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.
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:
Date: Thursday, June 20
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Northwoods Mall (Near JC Penney Court)
2150 Northwoods Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29406
Date: Tuesday, June 25
Time: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: International Longshoremen’s Association
1142 Morrison Drive
Charleston, SC 29403
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.
The public will have 30 days after the public input meetings to submit comments on the draft purpose and need and route alternatives. Comments are due July 25. There are a variety of ways to submit comments, including via the online meeting at lowcountryrapidtransit.com, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via the project hotline at 843-303-9698, or by mail to:
c/o Lowcountry Rapid Transit Project
4400 Leeds Ave, Suite 450
North Charleston, SC 29405
“We want to engage with the community in ways that are convenient and interactive,” said Sharon Hollis, BCDCOG principal planner, and LCRT project lead. “LCRT represents an opportunity for modern transportation to transform our region.”
ABOUT LOWCOUNTRY RAPID TRANSIT
The 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.
The BCDCOG is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county leaders in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. BCDCOG’s purpose is to strengthen the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate duplication, and make joint decisions. For the latest of BCDCOG, visit www.bcdcog.com, like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @BCDCOG.