[image-1] Later this month, Jan. 29-31, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is hosting public workshops to begin the next phase in the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project.

The Lowcountry Rapid Transit project is a proposed 23-mile transportation system to enhance regional mobility along the I-26 corridor that connects communities from Summerville to downtown Charleston.

The three workshops will be held in Charleston, Summerville, and North Charleston, offering citizens a chance to hear updates and voice their opinions about the vision of the project. The sessions will include a presentation followed by an interactive period with organizers.

Dates, locations, and times are as followed:

Tues. Jan. 29 – Downtown
Longshoremen’s Hall
1142 Morrison Dr., 6-8 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 30 – Summerville
Alston-Bailey Elementary School
820 W. 5th North St., 6-8 p.m.

Thurs. Jan. 31 – North Charleston
The College Center at Trident Tech
7000 Rivers Ave., 6-8 p.m.

Those unable to attend can access a 24-hour online workshop beginning Tues. Jan. 29 through Thurs. Feb. 28 for comment and input.

The Lowcountry Rapid Transit is planned to operate like a conventional rail, operating in its own dedicated lanes, allowing flexibility through mixed traffic along Highway 52 and Highway 78, providing ease of transportation through Summerville, North Charleston, and Charleston.[image-2]