Mon. May 16- Route Performance Review & Planning Meeting

East Cooper CARTA Riders will hold its first formal Route Performance Review and Planning Meeting on Monday, May 16 at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held at Page’s Thieves Market at 1460 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, in Mount Pleasant, SC.  The meeting will start as soon as participants arriving on the inbound #401 bus can arrive from the Ben Sawyer / Rifle Range stop located 2 blocks West and end in time to catch the outbound 401 a little over an hour later. The meeting is open to the interested and supportive public.  Full details can be found at

Volunteers headed out from Mt Pleasant Town Hall to raise transit awareness

An All American City sends out volunteers to raise transit awareness


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  1. Reports from the Route Committees for the #401 East Cooper Connector Route,
  2. Route Committee Report for #40 Trans Mt. Pleasant
  3. Organization of Committee for #402 Island Flex (Bus to the Beach).
  4. Prioritize goals for stop and route improvement over the summer to present to the CARTA board later that week.
  5. The Daniel Island committee will present their report on efforts to connect Daniel Island to transit hubs in Mount Pleasant and N. Charleston.
  6. Review final plans for and volunteer recruitment efforts for the ECCO Transit effort set for May 21 in Snowden and Six Mile.
  7. Recognition of Student Volunteers
  8. A comment period will be recorded on Video to post on YouTube so those who can’t attend the CARTA board meeting have the opportunity to be heard.

For more information see the website or contact William Hamilton at or (843) 870-5299.

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