posted on Monday, August 01, 2011
The Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority has scheduled
public hearings for proposed new service. PDRTA is planning new or
expanded service in Florence,
Hartsville, Lake City, and
In Florence, PDRTA will hold public hearings at
noon and 6pm on Tuesday, August 2 in the Founders Room at the Drs.
Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St. and on
Wednesday, August 3 in Marion at the Marion Main
Library, 101 East Court St, at 6pm.
The purpose of the Florence and Marion public hearings is to
inform the communities about bus Route 7. The new route, which will
begin in late August, will run from Marion to Francis Marion
University to downtown Florence. The Marion to Florence connection
will run during the morning and late afternoon hours, stopping at
FMU and other points. During the day, Route 7 will operate between
downtown and FMU.
"We hope to attract FMU students who need transportation between
the FMU main campus and the new Performing Arts Center," Janice
Baroody, PDRTA Executive Director, said. "By having the route
include early morning and late afternoon runs to and from Marion,
we hope to attract workers living in Marion who work in Florence as
well as FMU students living in Marion who need bus service to the
main campus." The bus route will be part of the Florence Transit
System and connect to other routes.
PDRTA will hold a public hearing in Hartsville
at 7pm on Thursday, August 4 in the Hartsville Memorial Library at
147 W College Avenue. PDRTA has been working closely with city
officials and residents for the last 18 months to develop the
route. The purpose of the meeting is to unveil the route to the
public and answer questions about the bus service.
On Thursday, August 11, PDRTA will hold a public hearing in
Lake City at 7pm at the National Guard Armory, 135
Calhoun St. PDRTA is seeking public input on proposed fixed route
bus service in Lake City.
All meetings are open to the public.
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