East Cooper Connector Route #401
Service on this route will end Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. A new route, the 41 Coleman Blvd, will cover part of this routes old serivce area in Mount Pleasand, SC. Service to Whipple Road, Long Point, Belle Hall, Snowden, Boone Hall and the Charles Pinckney Historic site will no longer be available.
Our organisation put a tremendous amount of effort over two years in trying to make this route work, 200+ volunteer hours. It failed for several reasons. Due to road construction and some poor drivers, the route often ran very late and was unreliable. Most riders preferred to walk a mile or more to board the very reliable Mount Pleasant 40 route instead. Several critical locations never obtained a stop, such as Boone Hall and the Charles Pinckney Historic site due to an overemphasis on maintaining high speed auto travel at the expense of transit. This cost the route potential riders. We’re very sorry for the community, the disabled riders who lost tel-a-ride coverage and the small number of riders for which this route was a lifeline. We’ll try again some day.
You can now plan transit trips using other routes East of the Cooper automatically using Google Transit.