Meeting at Statehouse expected to shed light on N. Charleston rail plan

On Thursday, residents will get a better idea of how North Charleston's rail plan will affect people in certain neighborhoods.

The transportation review and oversight commission is hosting a public meeting in Columbia.

The plan would put rail facilities through parts of North Charleston and the area of the Old Navy Base where a new port terminal is being built.

Some people worry the railroads will cut too close to neighborhoods such as Park Circle and Chicora-Cherokee.

Thursday's meeting is at 1 p.m. at the statehouse in Columbia. The City of North Charleston will provide free rides. The bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. from the city hall parking lot. Call 740-2504 for more information.

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