NORTH CHARLESTON – The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) has been working to advance the Lowcountry Rapid Transit (LCRT) project into the next phase of project development. As part of this process, the LCRT project team will initiate field studies next week to gather information in the project corridor to better understand existing conditions of the human and natural environments.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 17, neighborhoods or businesses in the LCRT project study area may see project team members collecting data on existing conditions including wetlands, utilities, buildings, noise and drainage systems, and in some areas, drilling of existing roadways. These studies are necessary to support identifying a preferred alternative for the LCRT system and completing a comprehensive review of the project study area.

Individuals who have questions about the LCRT project or who would like to view the project study area are encouraged to visit the project website at www.lowcountryrapidtransit.com. Questions can be directed to the project email at info@lowcountryrapidtransit.com.

LCRT is a critical component in the evolution of South Carolina’s transportation infrastructure. This proposed 26-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) system would connect Charleston, North Charleston and Summerville along the US 78/US 52 (Rivers Avenue) corridor. LCRT would improve transit and enhance regional mobility in one of the most important and congested corridors in the state. To learn more about the project, please visit lowcountryrapidtransit.com.