BCDCOG Receives $1.5 Million in Federal Grant Funds for Battery-Electric Buses

Council partnered with S.C.-based bus manufacturer Proterra The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) has been awarded $1.5 million in funding as a part of the Federal Transportation Authority (FTA) Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. BCDCOG, one of 23 agencies nationwide to receive funds, will purchase an initial trio of zero-emission, battery-electric vehicles from Greenville, … Continue reading BCDCOG Receives $1.5 Million in Federal Grant Funds for Battery-Electric Buses

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TOWN OF MOUNT PLEASANT, BCDCOG CONDUCTING TRANSIT STUDY

PHASE I WILL FOCUS ON COMMUNITY’S TRANSPORTATION NEEDS AND DESIRES The Town of Mount Pleasant and Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments are partnering on a town-wide transit study, with Phase I to focus on the public transportation needs and desires of residents and businesses. An online survey is available through Aug. 17 here (https://surveymonkey.com/r/mtptransit).  Paper copies … Continue reading TOWN OF MOUNT PLEASANT, BCDCOG CONDUCTING TRANSIT STUDY

Funding Available for Projects Under FTA Section 5310

BCDCOG is soliciting applications for financial assistance to support local public transportation programs and projects in the region’s urbanized area. These funds are administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects eligible under the FTA Section 5310 - Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and People with Disabilities. The overarching goal for … Continue reading Funding Available for Projects Under FTA Section 5310

BCDCOG Overhauls Five North Charleston Shelters

Transit riders are ready to see their fixer-upper. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments recently installed retrofit kits on five CARTA shelters – dramatically enhancing their curb appeal in the process. “The kits are a substantial upgrade and will improve the transit experience for our ridership in North Charleston,” said CARTA Board of Directors chairman Mike Seekings. The five new shelter … Continue reading BCDCOG Overhauls Five North Charleston Shelters

CARTA Transit Transparency: Cost & Funding

Transit Transparency is a series of brochures that provide facts and general information about how public transportation operates in Charleston, South Carolina. The goal is to educate the community about our opportunities and challenges for public transportation today and in the future. Find the answers to how much it costs to operate CARTA annually, where … Continue reading CARTA Transit Transparency: Cost & Funding

BCDCOG Construction Analysis: Building Permit Values Up in Q4

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments has released Construction Quarterly, its fourth-quarter analysis of construction trends in the region. Insights in this edition include: NEW CONSTRUCTION: The number of building permits issued for all new construction in the region in the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased by 5% from the third quarter of last year. The … Continue reading BCDCOG Construction Analysis: Building Permit Values Up in Q4

SC Works Trident Partners with Trident Technical College on Incarcerated Veteran Re-Entry Program

Program’s first graduates released and employed. An incarcerated veteran’s transition back into society is often long and arduous. A new re-entry program at MacDougall Correctional Institution, led by SC Works Trident career counselor Scott Cook, helps participants re-enter into society with a purpose, education, training and a job. SC Works Trident is partnering with Trident … Continue reading SC Works Trident Partners with Trident Technical College on Incarcerated Veteran Re-Entry Program