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The City of Folly Beach is considering bringing a new transportation service, catered towards the workforce, to the Edge of America. The new service would bring employees on and off the island without the struggle of finding parking and the traffic.
Mayor Tim Goodwin said he met with CARTA a few days ago about the possibility of creating a service similar to the HOP transportation service on the Charleston peninsula. “We’re very early in the process of working with the town,” said CARTA spokesperson, Daniel Brock.
Brock says the bus service will most likely be a park and ride service, where you have a parking area on the mainland and the individuals would take a CARTA bus over to Folly Beach.
It would be a great advantage for the people who reside on Folly Beach and will provide a way to alleviate the parking issues and will keep more people off the road, fixing the traffic issues.
Mayor Tim Goodwin suggests we start thinking like our northern friends, by using trains and buses as public transportation. In the south, the use of public transportation has never been a popular option, but as the population grows and the road gets to be congested, public transportation could become the solution to our problem.
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