CARTA RECEIVES DOT GRANT: Congressmen Brown and Clyburn Announce $1.7 Million Award

Sep 1, 2005 Issues: Transportation

(Washington, DC) - Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC-6) and Congressman Henry Brown (R-SC-1) today received notification that the Charleston Area Transportation Authority (CARTA) has been awarded a Discretionary Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for $1,705.431. 

This grant will be used for construction of Phase 1 of the North Charleston Regional Intermodal Transportation Center.  Phase 1 involves construction of a Park and Ride Lot.

"CARTA continues to show they are being responsive to the needs of the community," Congressman Brown said.  "This project will facilitate a safe and secure place for more people to use their services."

"CARTA provides an invaluable service to the Charleston area," Congressman Clyburn said.  "This intermodal facility will enhance the service CARTA provides and expand their ability to effectively reach more local residences."

"This project goes hand-in-hand with our express bus program," explained Howard Chapman, CARTA Director.  "We are committed to providing service from various locations throughout the area, and the Intermodal Center is an integral part of that plan.  The availability of alternate transportation is all the more timely in light of rising gasoline prices."

"We would like to express our appreciation to Congressmen Brown and Clyburn for their support of our projects," Chapman added.  "They have been instrumental in providing a voice for CARTA in Washington, and bringing our needs to the attention of other leaders such as Congressmen Petri and Istook, both of which made visits to the area."

 Plans for CARTA's Intermodal Center are complete and the last parcel of property has been secured.  The organization is in the process of obtaining the necessary permits to begin construction.


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