Better Mobility Meeting Tuesday, June 28 2011

A picture of the bench with no curb access on Long Point Road.  We are working to make this a better system for all to use.

Stop on Hungryneck

East Cooper CARTA Riders will join disability rights advocates at this June 28th. Meeting to show support for improved bus stops and access to bus stops in the East Cooper Area.  We’ll video record the meeting for use on our website and hand up full copies of our complete stop survey of the deficiencies in East Cooper’s existing bus stops.  Please join us at this important meeting.  Afterwards, we’ll gather at the Starbucks on Houston Northcutt, near the Harris Teeter, to debrief and plan future strategies.

Meeting Signup

Official Meeting Notice

Town of Mount Pleasant Public Meeting
The Town of Mount Pleasant is seeking public input on the accessibility of Town facilities and programs pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend this public meeting scheduled for:
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
6 – 8 p.m.
Town Hall Municipal Council Chambers
100 Ann Edwards Lane
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

(Follow signs for accessible entrance)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services or alternate formats) for individuals with disabilities may be provided upon receipt of a request with five (5) working days notice. For assistance, please contact the Communications Office at (843) 884-8517 or by fax at (843) 849-2060 or by email at

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Accessing this meeting Via CARTA

This meeting can be accessed via the CARTA 40 Trans Mount Pleasant and CARTA 401 East Cooper Connector Bus lines.  The last #401 East Cooper Connector pickup in the area will be at 7:07 outbound for a full run on the route.  The last CARTA #40 Outbound run will leave Houston Northcutt headed East (at the stop adjacent to Whole Foods) at 7:52.  the last #40 Inbound runs to Charleston will leave Houston Northcutt at 8:22 and 9:22.  Qualified disabled riders can access this meeting via Tel-A-Ride Paratransit.

More Information on East Cooper CARTA Riders

For full information on East Cooper CARTA Rider’s Efforts to Improve Public Transit see

Upcoming Riders’ Advocacy Event

Citizen's Hearing on Public Transit

SC State Senator Marlon Kimpson and Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit, Inc. invite the people of the SC Lowcountry to the first Citizen’s Hearing on Public Transit on Tuesday, August 4 from 6 to 8 pm. at the International Longshoreman’s Hall at 1142 Morrison Dr, in Charleston, SC. The Longshoreman’s Hall is on the CARTA 11, 10, 20 & 104 Bus lines.

This will be an old fashioned type of public hearing. Anyone present will be given the opportunity to speak to the entire gathering, to put up images for everyone to see and to file written comments in a publically available internet archive.

Local organizations and campaigns will be offered the opportunity to setup information tables. However we’re asking political candidates to present their thoughts at public forums to be held in the fall and to use this opportunity to hear from the public. We record the entire hearing and stream it to the internet.

Food trucks will be available in the parking lot to provide evening meals for those present.

Input received at this hearing will be used to help Senator Kimpson and Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit shape their respective plans for moving our region towards more efficient and useful public transit in the next year.

Full information on this effort can be found at