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BCDCOG board takes on governance of TriCounty Link Transit System

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments board of directors assumed governance of TriCounty Link, the region’s rural public transportation provider.

BCDCOG Board of Directors executive director Ron Mitchum commented.

“This move will allow us to make strategic adjustments over time as our region changes. The tri-county urban area is expanding, while the rural area is shrinking, and this will impact how funding is allocated by various sources, including the federal government,” said BCDCOG Board of Directors executive director Ron Mitchum.

“TriCounty Link’s purpose will increasingly be transporting residents back and forth between the rural and urban areas and connecting them to employment training and jobs,” Mitchum said.

“Today’s governance change will also make it easier to introduce new types of service like demand-response, which is dictated by passenger calls, and vanpool options,” Mitchum said.

TriCounty Link offers service in and connections to and from the rural areas of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties. The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is the region’s urban transit provider and is administered by BCDCOG, though it retains its own board of directors.

 

ABOUT TRICOUNTY LINK

The TriCounty Link system is comprised of nine regular fixed routes and six commuter routes providing services to rural residents of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. The current fleet consists of 60 vehicles seating from 14 to 32 passengers. All TriCounty Link vehicles are ADA compliant and include wheelchair lifts. For the latest on TriCounty Link, visit RideTriCountyLink.com and like us on Facebook. Download the real-time MyTCLink for free. Download MyTCLink for free in the Apple Store or in the Google Play Store.

ABOUT BCDCOG

The BCDCOG is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county leaders in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. BCDCOG’s purpose is to strengthen the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. For the latest on BCDCOG, visit www.bcdcog.com, like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @BCDCoG.