Riders will see approximately 20 brand-new bus shelters and three new buses on the road. File photo
State Sen. Marlon Kimpson (D-Charleston) and Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority officials announced $500,000 in funding from the South Carolina Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism for public transit in the Lowcountry.
In total, riders will see approximately 20 brand-new bus shelters and three new buses on the road thanks to the PRT resources and more than $900,000 in additional matching federal funds they will unlock.
Those items will be dispersed throughout District 42, which the senator represents.
Kimpson worked in the state Senate to secure the funds, which will be used to improve the transit experience for hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors beginning early next year.
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