Stop CARTA Bus Service Cuts
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Stop CARTA Bus Service Cuts

    1. William Hamilton
    2. Petition by

      William Hamilton

      Charleston, SC

Functional public transit in our urbanized area is important to the Lowcountry's economy and the quality of life of it's people.  We ask CARTA and local government to work to obtain adequate funding to allow CARTA to retain it's current level of service in the Charleston area and to work towards the restoration of night bus service.  In a time when 13% more riders are taking CARTA than a year ago, people need a reliable way to get to work and meet basic needs.  We ask our Congressmen and Senators to vote to maintain Federal funding for public tranist and to fund construction of the long delayed Intermodal Transit, Train and Intercity Bus center in North Charleston.

To:
Board of D, CARTA
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Hungryneck Straphangers.

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Stop further cuts to CARTA Bus service

Functional public transit in our urbanized area is important to the Lowcountry's economy and the quality of life of it's people.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. CARTA Board Meeting Tomarrow

      William Hamilton
      Petition Organizer

      We're taking the petition and commenting at the public comment period tomarrow, 2 pm at the Lonnie Hamilton County Services Building in N. Charleston. All details are on our web page linked below. Come if you can. We'll have bring red pro transit T shirts for everyone to wear.

    3. Speak Against the Cuts at the CARTA Board Meeting

      William Hamilton
      Petition Organizer

      Join us at the CARTA Board meeting to present our petitions and speak out against the cuts. We'll have T shirts for you to wear. Anyone can speak for 2 min.

    4. New pages about transit issue on Hungryneck Straphangers

      William Hamilton
      Petition Organizer

      Check our website for new pages and statistics. The numbers and stats about our transit system seem to get garbled every time their reported. Officials have said that CARTA earns 3% of its operating costs from fares and the sale of passes. The actual figure, 34.57% is over 11 times higher than that and one of the highest such rates in the United States. We've dug some of the critical figures out of the reports on our new page.

    5. Reached 25 signatures
    6. Proposed Service Cuts to CARTA

      William Hamilton
      Petition Organizer

      Report in the Charleston City Paper

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Seth Miller COLUMBIA, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      Public Transportation offered me the opportunity to get back on my feet again. Without a license or college degree, I moved to Atlanta, and with MARTA was able to establish a solid income, build contacts, and get myself into a job that I was arguably under-qualified for.

      I didn't go back to school, because I didn't have to. I was able to get a license again, build contacts, and otherwise was offered the opportunity for success that would not have been there without public transportation.

      Not to mention Charleston traffic is awful :)

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    • Lilly Collette HANAHAN, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      I completely agree with the grounds for this petition. I am having computer problems which are interferring with my signing the petition and eill try again later.

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    • Vernon Owens MT PLEASANT, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      I am getting ready to retire in 3 months on a fixed income and will have to save wherever possible and will rely on riding the bus exclusively.

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    • Emily Cooper CHARLESTON, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      I ride the bus to work every day. I could drive, but I like leaving the driving up to someone else and getting a little extra exercise, not to mention the benefit to our environment and my pocketbook. I have the choice to take public transit, but for most of the people I share the bus with it is their only option. Every day I sit next to many nurses, chefs, hotel workers, students and professors that rely on the bus. Reducing or eliminating routes would negatively impact many people.

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