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Old 04-04-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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We have come a long way since someone created a thread about Columbia's bus system being "in trouble." Things are looking up.

Columbia, SC: Editorial: Things beginning to fall in place for Midlands public bus system | Editorials | The State
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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Millennials prefer cities with public transit

Millennials prefer cities with good public transit
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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Cola Data.. we need you to work your magic on this one... Keep pushing to City to consolidate the Comet, Greyhound, MegaBus and Amtrak down at the existing Amtrak Station in the Vista. They already own the Amtrak station.. Creating a nice facility for both would provide the anchor for commuter rail and other modes and bring people right into the heart fo the City into a first class intermodal.

I often wonder why they dont do more rail excursions in South Carolina? They do in NC with the runs to/from Raleigh to the NC State Fair.. They could do any number of them to/from Greenville and or Charleston via Columbia which could benefit all the Cities.. Again these would be excursions in connect with major events that may be occurring in these cities.. Tickets could be booked months in advance so planners could assist with connections locally and to insure ridership before the actual trip.. Way to tie the state together....via tourism....everyone likes a train ride....
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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The COMET will make some more changes.

COMET proposes half-price fares for qualifying riders - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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Cola Data.. we need you to work your magic on this one... Keep pushing to City to consolidate the Comet, Greyhound, MegaBus and Amtrak down at the existing Amtrak Station in the Vista. They already own the Amtrak station.. Creating a nice facility for both would provide the anchor for commuter rail and other modes and bring people right into the heart fo the City into a first class intermodal.

I often wonder why they dont do more rail excursions in South Carolina? They do in NC with the runs to/from Raleigh to the NC State Fair.. They could do any number of them to/from Greenville and or Charleston via Columbia which could benefit all the Cities.. Again these would be excursions in connect with major events that may be occurring in these cities.. Tickets could be booked months in advance so planners could assist with connections locally and to insure ridership before the actual trip.. Way to tie the state together....via tourism....everyone likes a train ride....
This sounds like a really good idea. Would love to see something like that. I'd use it.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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We need some people that can make decisions. Starting over with contract negotiations.

COLUMBIA, SC: After months of delay, COMET board votes to start over with bus contract negotiations | Local News | The State
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:30 AM
 
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And these are the same people who are supposed to be overseeing disbursement of funds for Greenway and bike trail completion? Again, ineptitude reigns. The city could do so much if we just had the right people who were able to see the vision through.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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In the end it ought to be good. And they aren't the same people as the ones overseeing greenway, sidewalk and road improvement money.

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Old 06-06-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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Technically, no they are not, but it is safe to say that they govern under the same broad canopy of bumbling and inaction that sadly typifies our local government. If you recall, in the winter you optimistically suggested that we would hear some news about the Greenway by late spring. Have you heard anything to that effect lately? I remain skeptical.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Technically, no they are not, but it is safe to say that they govern under the same broad canopy of bumbling and inaction that sadly typifies our local government. If you recall, in the winter you optimistically suggested that we would hear some news about the Greenway by late spring. Have you heard anything to that effect lately? I remain skeptical.
Things aren't happening as quickly as I would like, but there's no way they aren't going to happen after the county voted to pay a penny sales tax on the dollar for them to happen. I'm just a positive person in public forums. What can I say?
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