DOT awards federal grant for bus rapid transit project > Charleston Business Journal

the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments received an $860,000 federal grant to continue planning a bus rapid transit line project, according to a news release.

the Netherland Rapid Transit The system is a planned 21.5-mile route that will connect the Ladson area to downtown Charleston with dedicated bus lanes along existing traffic arteries, roughly parallel to Interstate 26. Construction could start in 2023 and end in 2026.

BCDCOG will use this new round of funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Public Transport Administration create a strategic plan for the areas along the route for possible commercial, retail, office and residential development. The goal is to improve areas around proposed transit stations with more employment, housing and retail opportunities.

“Transit-oriented development along the LCRT line will improve community connections to food, jobs, education and health care,” BCDCOG CEO Ron Mitchum said in a statement. communicated. “Walkable, versatile, vibrant and connected communities are the clear vision of this effort.

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