Good Morning North Augusta - Transportation Talk: Best Friends Express
Presenting Series Sponsor
* Alec More - Transit Planner/Project Manager, SRF Consulting Group
* Christine Chandler - Transit Manager, Lower Savannah Council of Governments
The Lower Savannah Council of Governments is conducting a comprehensive study of the Best Friend Express public transportation service in Aiken and North Augusta.
The study has examined the existing service characteristics, considered the operating environment, and met with current riders, bus drivers, and local stakeholders to discuss travel and transportation needs.
During the next three months the study team will be identifying, developing, and refining service alternatives for the region with the following goals in mind:
Increase awareness and ridership on the Best Friend Express
Examine service alternatives that may better fit the needs of area travelers (e.g. Express service between Aiken and Augusta, demand-responsive transit service, or commuter vanpool service)
Define a program of capital and operating needs and investment priorities
Help regional leaders understand the value of public transportation
The Best Friend Express Transit Improvement Study would greatly benefit from your involvement in the conversation! Understanding the needs of North Augusta businesses will be tremendously helpful in shaping the future of public transportation services in Aiken County.
About Alec More:Alec More is a transit planner and project manager with SRF Consulting Group, and has more than 17 years of experience in public transportation systems planning and design. His focus areas include capital transit projects, service planning, operations planning, and service design. He currently lives and works in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Prior to North Carolina, Alec lived and worked in Minnesota, Arizona, and Washington State.