Park Pleasantly, Play Downtown Sun. Oct. 9

A bus driver proudly stands next to a bus stop sign on a beautiful day in sunny Charleston, South Carolina.Mount Pleasant, SC- East Cooper Residents will join their neighbors for a convenient, CARTA Transit enabled trip downtown on Sunday, October 9th. to enjoy the Second Sunday on King Street Festival, which will include a photo op and online elements for folks making the trip.

Download printable flyer on October Transit improvement events E. of the Cooper

The event will be tweeted with hashcode #CARTA40 online.  There will be a brief get together and photo op at 3:15 pm at King & Wentworth Streets.  King Street will be closed and full of activity, outdoor dining, street entertainers and special sales all afternoon.  Updated information on the planned activities and entertianment can be found at Susan’s Second Sunday on King Blog.

Riders can access the King Street Event (which stresses the downtown traffic and parking system) by using the CARTA #40 bus. Bus fare is $1.75 each way, cheaper with a prepaid pass and free for College of Charleston Students using their ID as a bus pass.

Sunday runs into the City by the #40 include 11:35 and 1:35 starting at Wando HS, with parking available stops at Oakland Market Super Walmart, BI-LO Town Center (on Hungryneck), BI-LO Shelmore & Harris Teeter Houston Northcutt.  The #40 runs every two hours on Sundays.  See the Full Official Schedule for the #40.

Second Sunday on King Street

People enjoying a car free King Street on Sunday afternoon.

Inbound stops to board the #40 for the trip into the City can be found on this Piccassa Photo Map with stop times in the captions which can be accessed by clicking on the image.

Parking in Mount Pleasant and taking the bus downtown avoids the cost and hassle of Parking Garages and Meters and allows everyone to enjoy the spectacular trip over the bridge.  The #40 stops at the visitors center, where a two block walk or Free DASH bus ride will take participants to King St.

For more information see www.eastccrider.com or call W. J. Hamilton (843) 870-5299.  Official CARTA Bus Information can be obtained by calling (843) 747-0922.

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 http://hungryneckstraphangers.com/?p=3785