NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Residents of North Charleston's Liberty Hill community came together Thursday night hoping to learn more about a big transportation hub being planned for their neighborhood.
CARTA plans on building a 14.5 million dollar facility on Gaynor Avenue. When finished, that intermodal transit center will aid travelers by both bus and train.
Mattese Leque, an organizer for Thursday's meeting at the Felix Pickney Community Center, just blocks for the future hub's home, discussed issues with fellow residents such as the project's timeline and how to become more involved in the process.
Leque also says she's not against the project, she just wants to make sure it's a win-win situation for all involved.
"We're not against the intermodal transit center. We want that. But we also want someone to have benefits from it also. And at the present time it will impact the community because traffic is either going to go around it, through it, or whatever. But it makes a difference in our lives," says Leque.
CARTA wants to hear directly from those impacted by the proposed project. On June 16, CARTA will hold a public meeting at the Danny Jones Recreation Center on Monitor Street in North Charleston. It starts at 6 p.m.