On Tuesday, April 30, 6-7 pm, public transit for Daniel Island advocates will gather at the Daniel Island Library from 6 to 7 pm for a public discussion on bringing full time bus service to the community this year. The library is located at 2301 Daniel Island Dr Daniel Island, SC 29492. The public is welcome to attend and participate. You can sign up for the April 30 meeting on Facebook
You can support this effort by downloading this flyer and distributing copies inviting Daniel Island Residents to attend this meeting. A Hungryneck Straphangers outreach team will also be working on Daniel Island prior to the meeting. Volunteers would be appreciated. if you need more flyers or posters to promote the meeting, the UPS Store on Daniel Island has the electronic files to print them for you. We’re a small, volunteer organization and rely on community support like this to make our projects work. Please help by paying to print a few and share them with your neighbors.
Transit advocates from Hungryneck Straphangers and will meet with stakeholders in the Daniel Island Community about bringing more extensive public transit services to the community there. We’ll attempt a Skype call with Americans for Transit. After the formal meeting, we’ll gather at the Daniel Island Grill patio for dinner and more discussion. If you can’t make the meeting, feel free to join us at the Grill for informal discussion.
An outreach team from Americans for Transit visited Daniel Island earlier in April and met for breakfast at the Honeycomb Cafe. Afterwards two teams visited people on the island with information about transit and the Congressional election. It became clear from the feedback the canvassers received that the Island wanted and was now able to support a transit development campaign. Among the people participating in that canvass was Andrew Austin, Executive Director of Americans for Transit.
On April 25, William Hamilton and CARTA Driver Debbie Geise distributed door hanger bags at over one hundred homes and businesses on Daniel Island and met with residents at the Farmers Market. Nearly all feedback was positive. The Daniel Island News printed a story on the effort: Group Seeks to Bring Public Transit to DI
Existing Services and Planning Activities on Daniel Is. Transit
- Tri County Link has limited service through Daniel Island now It runs from Moncks Corner to Mount Pleasant, connecting with the Express 2 and 40 Mount Pleasant at Kmart on Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
- A route connecting Daniel Island, N. Charleston and Mount Pleasant was one of four options considered in a consultant’s report prepared for CARTA in Oct. 2012, You’ll find the Daniel Island route option on page 9 of the report.
- Last summer, Hungryneck Straphangers included a proposal for Daniel Island which we submitted to CARTA. It was one of several options considered and we feel the effort to improve transit connections for the community is moving closer to success. You can view our N. Charleston to the Beach proposal as a PDF. The Daniel Island part is on page two.
- The Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Council of Governments is working on a new plan for regional transportation now, and will be holding public hearings. You can sign up for notices and look at their material at http://www.bcdcog.com/transportationPlanning.htm
- Hungryneck Straphangers began work on getting improved transit service to Daniel Island and Cainhoy over two years ago, under the leadership of DI resident Kurt Khelenbeck (who has sinced moved to Mt. Pleasant.). At the meeting we’ll be looking for a core group of volunters to cotinue this important work.
For more information see www.busec.org/di or call William Hamilton (843) 870-5299