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TriCounty Link Unveils New Route Connecting Ravenel, Hollywood and West Ashley

TriCounty Link, the regions rural public transit provider, today unveiled Route 202 Hollywood/Ravenel, a service that will connect the towns of Hollywood and Ravenel to West Ashley and the CARTA transit system at Citadel Mall. More…


TriCounty Link Promotes Free Bus Servicing Moncks Corner’s Growing Restaurant Scene

A recent set of route revisions has given TriCounty Link a new opportunity to promote its Link to Lunch program, a service which has become more meaningful with the opening of 27 restaurants in Moncks Corner over the past two years. More…


Lowcountry Go Commuter Program Now Offers Convenient Mobile App

Commuters in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties can now find carpool and vanpool partners, first- and last-mile connections, and transit route information by downloading the Lowcountry Go mobile app on Apple and Android devices. More…


HOP Shuttle Ridership Surpasses 11,400 in August, Again Sets Record

Ridership on the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Hospitality on Peninsula (HOP) shuttle surpassed 11,400 in August, the fourth-straight record-setting month for the pilot park-and-ride program and up more than 1,400 riders over the previous month. More…


TriCounty Link Announces Route and Service Changes in Effect – August 30, 2018

TriCounty Link, the region’s rural public transit provider, will roll out a series of route and service modifications across the system, effective Tuesday, Sept. 4. more…


BCDCOG Receives $1.5 Million in Federal Grant Funds for Battery-Electric Buses – August 29, 2018

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. more…


‘Getting…back in the workforce’: State’s pilot job skills program graduates Home of Hope residents – August 7, 2018

Four men temporarily living at the local homeless shelter in Summerville reached an epic milestone Tuesday as they were celebrated as the first local graduates of a state-sponsored pilot program for job skills training. more…


Make Charlestons roads safer – August 7, 2018

To better protect all road users ? both motorized and non-motorized ? the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments has formed a committee to help identify and implement safety measures. Its a needed effort, but its conclusions will not likely be surprising. more…


Charleston has more pedestrian deaths than anywhere else in SC – August 6, 2018

Charleston is the most dangerous place in South Carolina for people traveling on foot or bicycle.?In response, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments has formed a committee of law enforcement officers, nonprofit leaders and elected officials to explore the problem from a regional perspective and to figure out what to do about it. more…


Town of Mount Pleasant, BCDCOG to conduct a town-wide transit study – August 6, 2018

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, according to officials. more…


Transit study in works for Mount Pleasant – July 31, 2018

The Town of Mount Pleasant and the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) are partnering for a town-wide transit study. Anyone who lives, works or drives in Mount Pleasant is asked to fill it out so the BCDCOG can get input on what future transit service should look like in the area.? more…


$1.6 Million Purchase Aims to Expand Lowcountry Transit to Peninsula – July 18, 2018

Charleston City Council is expected to approve a purchase and sale agreement with the BCDCOG to purchase land for the future transportation hub for the new Lowcountry Rapid Transit. The money is going to come from the county, specifically from the half-cent transportation sales tax that was approved in 2016. more…


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 regions 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. more…


INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING PROGRAM FUNDING AVAILABLE – February 22, 2017

For employers looking to keep up in a changing marketplace and invest in current employees, SC Works Trident if offering Incumbent Worker Training Assistance (IWT) through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Federal IWT program reimburses employers between 50 and 90 percent of shared training costs, depending on the number of those currently employed.? more…


CARTA ROLLS OUT SERIES OF SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS BEGINNING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH – February 15, 2018

CARTA will roll out a series of service enhancements across the system beginning Sunday, February 18th. “These changes, whether it’s serving a medical center in Mount Pleasant or adding an additional commuter trip for convenience, are coming from conversations with our riders, and we’re responding to those requests,” said CARTA Board Chairman, Mike Seekings.more…


SC WORKS TRIDENT PROGRAM FORGES PATHWAY FOR SINGLE MOTHER – February 9, 2018

Expectant mother, high-school graduate and Ravenel native, Rishita Scott, turned to SC Works Trident to help her find long-term career stability while juggling the day-to-day demands. With encouragement from her mother, Scott arrived at SC Works Trident in February 2017 and enrolled in the WIOA program. She scheduled the required program TABE test later the same day and received Basic Skills Deficiency in both math and reading. more…


BCDCOG REVOLVING LOAN FUN GROWS JOBS, LOCAL ECONOMY – February 9, 2018

A more than quarter-million dollar loan made by the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments Revolving Loan Fund has produced 45 local jobs — and was recently paid off by the borrower. Parker Land Surveying, led by the husband and wife team of Steve and Pam Parker, launched in August 2008, at the onset of the great recession.more…


SC WORKS TRIDENT HOSTS SECOND FREE WIOA ORIENTATION SESSION TO TRIDENT REGION COMMUNITY – February 5, 2018

SC Works Trident is hosting a Special Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Orientation session for community members interested in advancing their careers in the areas of Manufacturing, logistics/CDL and welding at 11am and 1pm on February 8 at 1930 Hanahan Road, North Charleston. The free WIOA session does not require registration beforehand and will benefit those looking to improve their skills for the industry with the most available opportunities in the trident region. more…


BCDCOG MOBILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AWARDED $50,000 GRANT BY FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION – January 18, 2018

The BCDCOG Mobility Management Program has been awarded $50,000 in grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to continue to provide mobility management for the rural areas of the Trident region. An initial $40,000 FTA grant allows Mobility Manager Vonie Gilreath to further advocate for the transit needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities in the rural Tri-County areas.more…


SC WORKS TRIDENT HOSTS FREE WIOA ORIENTATION SESSION TO TRIDENT REGION COMMUNITY – January 8, 2018

SC Works Trident is hosting a Special Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Orientation session for community members interested in advancing their careers in the areas of Manufacturing, logistics/CDL and welding at 11am and 1pm on January 11 at 1930 Hanahan Road, North Charleston. The free WIOA session does not require registration beforehand and will benefit those with New Year’s resolution career goals. more…


CARTA WELCOMES FOUR NEW MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS – January 9, 2018

CARTA is pleased to welcome a quartet of members to its board of directors. Charleston attorney Dwayne Green, Mount Pleasant Town Council Members Jim Owens and Bob Brimmer, and North Charleston City Council Member Virginia Jamison are now helping lead the system. “We’re pleased to welcome these four individuals, each of whom possesses a unique skill set and perspective that will help move our system forward,” said CARTA Board Chairman, Mike Seekings.more…


SC WORKS TRIDENT WORKS FOR ALL OF US: A SUCCESS STORY AT AGE 54 – January 25, 2018

At 54 years old and tired of working physically demanding, temporary jobs, Anna Johnson turned to SC Works Trident, which helped her graduate from a competitive training program and land her dream job. In March 2017, Johnson, a Summerville resident, was having trouble securing a full-time position. She decided to take a proactive approach, reaching out to SC Works Trident – the Tri-county arm of South Carolina’s comprehensive SC Works Workforce Development program – for career help. more…


BCDCOG PILOT PROGRAM SPURS CHARLESTON COUNTY GLASS COLLECTION, PROVIDING COST OFFSETS AND REDUCED LANDFILL WASTE – December 27, 2017

Locally owned and operated Fisher Recycling offers increased frequency curbside glass pickup. Thanks to a BCDCOG pilot program, Charleston County businesses now have the opportunity to access more frequent curbside glass collection and additional glass recycling services. That combination will translate into cost offsets for companies and reduced landfill waste for all residents.more….


 

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