TriCounty Link, the region’s rural public transit provider, will roll out a series of route and service modifications across the system, effective Tuesday, September 4th.
The changes, which follow a recent Comprehensive Operational Analysis and public input meetings, are being made to increase efficiency, provide better connections and, in some cases, offer expanded service.
“With ridership of more than 100,000 annually, TriCounty Link provides an invaluable connection for many rural residents to jobs, healthcare and more,” said TriCounty Link executive director Ron Mitchum. “By comprehensively analyzing the service and taking action, the system is now in position to operate more efficiently, making the most of available resources to better serve riders.”
Change highlights include:
Summerville Connector: New destinations along Old Trolley Road, Midland Parkway and Ladson Road; serves Bacons Bridge Bi-Lo, Hwy. 17A Walmart and HealthSouth, with connection to CARTA.
Johns/James Island/West Service:
C204 (Johns Island/West Ashley): Former C204 Johns Island Blue Route will now service Fresh Fields; endpoint of the Mt. Zion school; CARTA connection at Citadel Mall.
C205 (Johns Island/James Island): Former C204 Green-Johns Island Green; route will service James Island Walmart, Riverland Drive and Senior Center, as well as a portion of River Rd. on John’s Island. Connection to CARTA Express Route 1 and Route 31 at Walmart.
Route will no longer service Citadel Mall. Passengers will be able to transfer to John’s Island/West Ashley route; will no longer service Old Pond Rd.
C202 (Hollywood/Ravenel): New route providing service along Hwy. 17 in the Ravenel, Hwy. 165 and Hwy. 162 in Hollywood. Operates Monday–Friday, twice daily, morning and evening, with a focus on employment transportation. CARTA connection at Citadel Mall.
Route C205 (Johns Island/James Island): Previously 204 Green
Route Commuter Solution 8 (Link to Lunch): New route number
Route D305 (Summerville Connector): Combination of D305 and Commuter Solution 7 (Dorchester Shuttle)
Route D306 (Summerville/St. George): Previously Route Commuter Solution 6
Routes with substantial changes:
Routes with minor schedule changes:
Routes Commuter Solution 6, Commuter Solution 7 and B104 (Bonneau/Moncks Corner) have been consolidated with other routes or completely renamed and will no longer operate.
Note: The letter in front of routes (B, C, D) denotes the county that they primarily service.
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The TriCounty Link system is comprised of nine regular fixed routes and six commuter routes providing services to rural residents of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. The current fleet consists of 60 vehicles seating from 14 to 32 passengers. All TriCounty Link vehicles are ADA compliant and include wheelchair lifts, and on average, two wheelchair tie-down positions per vehicle. For the latest on TriCounty Link, visit www.ridetricountylink.com and like us on Facebook.
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