Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Mayor Linda Page has asked Hungryneck Straphangers to assist in gathering citizen input for bus stop improvements on Ben Sawyer and Coleman Boulevards, currently being served by the CARTA #41 Coleman Blvd Bus line. Locations for seating and shelters will be considered as well as possible design elements for several shelters which will both serve practical need and provide a civic ornament to our town’s main street. Funding is available for this work as part of the streetscape improvement project. Details and a photosurvey of existing stops can be found on our website at www.busec.org.
It’s important to make the fullest possible plans for the stops since land and right of way acquisition must be planned and accomplished before any work can begin. All plans and expenditures will have to pass through the town’s required procedures. They must further meet the state’s standards for structures placed near highways and federal standards for compliance with the Americans with disabilities act. This effort will be fully coordinated with CARTA as well.
Input can be sent directly to the Mayor’s office at Mount Pleasant Town Hall 100 Ann Edwards Ln.. Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, Ph: (843) 884-8517. Please include where possible, maps, diagrams and images which make location and design clear. Everyone is welcome to discuss their suggestions on the Hungryneck Straphangers Facebook page as well. While you can communicate with Mayor Page directly, be mindful of the vast amount of email she receives and understand that Town staff will be sure materials brought to her office are properly filed and organized for the use of the Mayor, Council, Town Staff and relevant citizen’s commissions.
Mayor Page is committed to sustaining the tremendous progress the #41 Route has made to help reduce congestion and bring economic opportunity to the area with a 60 percent ridership increase in the past year. Hungryneck Straphangers would like to thank all the people who have continued to build transit ridership East of the Cooper over the past year, during which we’ve added riders at a rate 10 times they system and national average to totals three times as high as nine years ago.