Thursday, April 16, 2015 Blog

Imagine an alternative to traveling by car…

by Andy Hollis

Recognizing the need for transit alternatives (like Bus Rapid Transit, Light Rail, or Commuter Rail) along the I-26 Corridor between Summerville and Charleston, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) initiated the I-26 Regional Fixed Guideway Transit Alternatives Analysis study (I-26ALT). The purpose of I-26ALT is to enhance regional mobility with transit along the I-26 Corridor between Summerville and Charleston – providing people with an alternative to sitting alone in their car in gridlock on I-26. Check out for more information. For a general overview of the alternatives considered, click here.


I-26ALT Project Public Meeting Dates

Three public meetings will be held at various locations to gather input on the most viable transit alternative for the I-26ALT study area. Please plan to attend one of the following meetings to show support for transit and share your opinion about the alternatives! It is crucial for the public to weigh in so that the alternatives analysis reveals the best transit option for our region. All three meetings will cover the same material, so pick the one most convenient for you:


Monday, April 20th 6:00-8:00PM

Charleston Progressive Academy

382 Meeting Street

Charleston, SC 29403


Tuesday, April 21st 7:00-9:00PM

Bethany United Methodist Fellowship Hall

118 W. Third Street

Summerville, SC 29483


Wednesday, April 22nd 6:00-8:00PM

Military Magnet School

2950 Carner Avenue

North Charleston, SC 29405


Can’t attend any of these meetings? Visit to participate in the on-line public forum.



I-26ALT Transit Talks

The Transit Talks are a series of public discussions across the Charleston region aimed to educate participants about the state of transit in the Charleston region and gather feedback on the region’s transit needs.The first talk will focus on Land Use and the second will focus on Business – both as related to the different transit alternatives proposed.


Thursday, April 30th 2:30-6:00PM

Land Use Focus, Joint event with ULI of South Carolina

Charleston Museum

360 Meeting Street

Charleston, SC 29403


Tuesday, May 5th 7:30-9:00AM

Business Focus

Montague Terrace at the North Charleston Coliseum

5001 Coliseum Drive

North Charleston, SC 29418


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