Transit study in works for Mount Pleasant

VIDEO: Mt. Pleasant to start transit study

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Town of Mount Pleasant and the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) are partnering for a town-wide transit study. Some of the staff members met with people at the Senior Center on Tuesday morning to talk about a new, online survey.

Anyone who lives, works or drives in Mount Pleasant is asked to fill it out so the BCDCOG can get input on what future transit service should look like in the area.

There will also be a public meeting on Tuesday, August 7 from 3-7pm at Mount Pleasant Town Hall where people can also give their input and find out more about current public transit services.

Sharon Hollis, principal planner for the BCDCOG, said Mount Pleasant is growing which means more traffic so they're trying to come up with a stronger regional transit system.

"This first phase is really to put together what are those needs in Mount Pleasant," Hollis said. "So we'll get the input from the community, the input from the survey, from the public meetings and from the outreach we're doing and really put that together to identify what kind of services people want to see, whether it's fixed routes, express services or rapid services or demand response types of services."

The survey is available until August 17 and once the BCDCOG gathers the input, they will analyze the information to see how much it would cost to implement new services.

"The more input we get from the community members the better plan that we can do," Hollis said.

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