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4:16 am on Monday June 27, 2011

Making bikes, legs, and trams a priority in Charleston?

Image by Flickr user shannonkringen Charleston once had many trains connecting inside downtown, but when cars came they proved that you can't have the best of both worlds.I stumbled across a story in today's edition of The New York Times titled "...
10:22 am on Thursday April 14, 2011

Making a case to use I-526 funds for Boeing roads, rail, or other needed Charleston infastructure

Image by Flickr user Kyle MayUpdate April 14: The Charleston City Paper has filed a brief report and notes that the meeting to debate this idea kicks off at 4:15 today. Get the report's details here. First reporting: While the unpopular I-526 plan...
4:26 am on Monday November 29, 2010

Design winners in bold (and theoretical) downtown Charleston transit hub

The 1st place "Mind The Garden" design by Tonic Design of Raleigh, North Carolina.The fictional premise is that downtown Charleston is looking to build a transit hub for light rail, bus riders, tourists, and cyclists and it will be located at the...
4:55 am on Tuesday September 7, 2010

Commuter rail looking more attractive (updated)

Image by flickr user Bill Lim Commuter rail has popped on the radar as gas prices and area population surges. Update September 7: Brian Hicks has penned a piece in today's Post and Courier that adamantly favors the construction of a commuter rail...
6:45 pm on Wednesday September 10, 2008

Mayor renews call for commuter rail

Image by Flickr user KeckoImage by 20080910railplans.jpg Mayor Riley hopes commuter rail could soon be on its way to Charleston. Charleston's mayor has renewed his call for a commuter rail from downtown Charleston to North Charleston and on to...
4:47 pm on Monday September 8, 2008

Meeting to discuss commuter rail in Charleston

The Charleston Green Committee will hear Charleston Mayor Joe Riley's thoughts about the viability of commuter rail for Charleston. The meeting will be at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway, on Tuesday, September 9, at 8 a.m...
12:43 pm on Wednesday August 13, 2008

Rail plan for South Carolina in works

South Carolina Public Railways, part of the state Commerce Department, has commissioned Wilbur Smith Associates, a transportation and infrastructure consulting firm, to develop a statewide rail plan. The plan is expected to be finished up by January...
8:35 am on Sunday July 13, 2008

Trains: We've been there before

Image by Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division This 1872 drawing of the Charleston Peninsula shows an extensive network of rail snaking through the streets. Commuter rail supporters would like to see a little bit of that spirit return....
5:46 am on Friday July 11, 2008

Charlotte's rail systems offers inspiration and hope for Charleston

Image by flickr user Payton ChungImage by 20080711lynx.jpg One of Charlotte's Lynx stops. Add a few palm trees, some slate, and a circa 1830 feeling and it might fit right in here in Charleston. Charlotte's $463 million Lynx Blue Line pulls some 18,...
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