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Mount Pleasant, SC-  Helping the Mount Pleasant community take advantage of improved public transit services coming to the Johnnie Dodds Corridor later this winter will be the focus of a National Day of Service effort connected to the Presidential Inauguration on Saturday, January 19 sponsored by the Hungryneck Straphangers.

Volunteers will gather at the Starbucks near the intersection of Highway 17 and 41 at 9:30 am and then move out to surrounding residential communities and businesses with information about improvements to the CARTA 40 bus service, which will be going from running once an hour to running once every 40 minutes a few weeks later.  Soon this service will also be supported by real time bus location and travel data updates through Google Transit transmitted from the buses, allowing riders to obtain updated arrival times for their bus online.  They also be distributing information on locally proven transit strategies to make businesses more successful at hiring employees and getting costomers and information on the Tri County Link Bus route running from that area to McClellenville and Awendaw.

You can sign up to participate in the event and learn more about the national effort at online.  For more information about Hungryneck Straphangers or the event see or call (843) 870-5299.

You can reach the event location on the CARTA #40 route (See trip from Downtown Charleston to event location on Google Transit) and the Tri County Link Bus.

Volunteers responding to the call by the President and other national leaders of both parties, will join thousands of other Americans working on this and hundreds of other projects across the country to improve their communities as part of the Inauguration celebration.


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    hannah, Railfan

    William Hamilton practices Law and is a writer and community activist in the Charleston, SC area. He can reached through

    by wjhamilton29464 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:56:21 AM PST

  •  Amtrak intrastate ridership seems to be (0+ / 0-)

    increasing steadily in the Carolinas. It is such a pleasure to see whole families piling on the train and having a jolly time.

    We do need some improved track and an additional line so passenger trains don't have to cede to freight all the time.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:08:20 AM PST

    •  Amtrak Integrated (1+ / 0-)
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      If you ask Google Transit to figure out how to get you from my house to New York, it will connect the local bus system to Amtrak to Penn Station to the place I'm visiting there via the local bus system now.  

      William Hamilton practices Law and is a writer and community activist in the Charleston, SC area. He can reached through

      by wjhamilton29464 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:25:14 AM PST

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