Public Transit

Even with all the necessary major highway and road improvements in place, our region would still face periods of gridlock that could undermine our economic success. Our region's expected growth over the next two decades will only escalate the pressures on our highway systems. We cannot build our way out of future traffic congestion. Specifically, our geography severely limits our capabilities; the Atlantic Ocean to the East prevents a true urban loop system and the series of rivers and marshes represent costly obstacles to cross with more bridges.

We need a new way of thinking to attack our public transit needs. We should borrow experience from other coastal communities that are doing the best job in moving citizens from home to work and back again. We should study how public opinion towards public transit has changed in those areas, causing behavior change and public support for transit options. We should look at transportation from the airport to main regional hubs, light rail or dedicated bus lanes, Ride Share plans, ferry service and, of course, designated bike lanes.

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Regional Issues

Collaboration

Competition makes us faster.
Collaboration makes us better.

Improved Infrastructure

If we are to move forward, we must be able to MOVE.

Quality Job Growth

Local jobs are created by our city's healthy rhythm.

Our Port

South Carolina's economic engine would not exist without the Port of Charleston.

Education

Education is the heart of our community.

Responsible Government

Collaborating, helpful local government.

Clean Energy

Clean energy is shaping the way we think about our region...and the way the world thinks about us.

Density vs. Sprawl

Cities are solutions.

Our Military

Patriotism begins at home.

Our Land and Water

"Conservation is the state of harmony between men and land."

Our Tourism

A world class destination...and we call her "home."

Public Transit

New thinking needed for public transit.

Workforce Housing

Live, Work, Play should be available to everyone.