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$14.5m proposal for public transportation upgrade

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You might be having trouble getting around the Charleston area, but CARTA has a new solution in the making. CARTA has proposed a new Intermodal Transportation facility located at the current Amtrak station on Gaynor Street in North Charleston. The station will combine intercity Amtrak trains, CARTA buses and Southeastern stage buses.

The 8-acre facility will include exhibits on Lowcountry history and be built to look like the Charleston Union Train Station that burned down in 1947. In addition to promoting the city's past, the station will have areas for restaurants, retail and even offices to lease, revitalizing the local economy. Public meeting areas will also be onsite for the local neighborhoods.

The estimated cost of this world class city transportation center is $14.5 million.

Public meetings, presentations and feedback sessions will begin on Monday, June 16, at 6 PM at the Danny Jones Recreation Complex, 1455 Monitor St., North Charleston.
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