UNION COUNTY — Union County, in cooperation with the City of Union and the towns of Carlisle, Jonesville, and Lockhart, received South Carolina State Mass Transit Funds from the South Carolina Department of Transportation to conduct a Transit Feasibility Study. The outcomes of the study will show public need and benefit, likely users, analysis of possible alternatives, and a recommendation on the best alternative for Union County’s public transit needs.
As a part of community outreach, surveys are being distributed and made available for residents to share their ideas on public transit needs and its possibilities.
“We hope all residents, business leaders, community partners and stakeholders engage in this process and help us evaluate and plan for transit,” stated Frank Hart, Union County Supervisor. “With involvement of all residents, the Transit Feasibility
Study will be based on our needs and the implementation of the study will enhance Union County.”
People interested in sharing ideas for public transit are encouraged to complete a survey. Links to the survey can be found on Union County’s website www.countyofunion.org and Catawba Regional Council of Governments’ website www.catawbacog.org. Approximately 2,000 residents have received mailed paper surveys over the last week and are encouraged to complete and return the surveys in envelopes provided no later than March 23, 2016.
Residents will have other opportunities to complete surveys provided through local agencies, industries, and universities and colleges. Interested residents will have other means to provide citizen input during the project through community forums and meetings. Transmarter and Associates is preparing the study which will determine how to proceed with public transit including jobs and job related training transportation as well as general rural public transit opportunities.
For More Information, Contact: Consultant Team or Catawba Regional Council of Governments
Lamar Tisdale, Transmarter and Associates, 803.290.0562 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Whitney, PhD, Transmarter and Associates, 803.603.2492 email@example.com
Kara W. Drane, AICP, Catawba Regional Council of Governments 803.327.9041 firstname.lastname@example.org
This story was submitted by the Catawba Regional Council of Governments.