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The proposed 26-mile bus system that will travel through Summerville, North Charleston and downtown Charleston is one step closer to getting federal funding.

It’ll be along Highway 52 which is Rivers Avenue and Highway 78.

On Monday, The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments announced the U.S. Department of Transportation approved the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project to begin the development phase.

This will be South Carolina’s first mass transit project. The project is a BCDCOG initiative. The development phase includes design planning and the environmental review process.

Council of government officials say now that the project has been accepted to a U.S. Department of Transportation program, it can now be considered for federal funding.

 

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