Public meetings on alternative transit for I-26 scheduled

Traffic often snarls at the intersection of I-26 and I-526. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is studying transit alternatives for the I-26 corridor, between Summerville and Charleston.

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is holding three public meetings next week to gather input for its I-26 Regional Fixed Guideway Transit Alternatives Analysis, also known as the I-26ALT study.

The study will consider transportation alternatives along the I-26 corridor between Summerville and Charleston, such as buses, light rail or commuter rail.

The meetings will focus on the best type of transit for the corridor and the possible routes.

What: Public meetings on the I-26ALT study

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday

Where: Charleston Progressive Academy, 382 Meeting St.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Fellowship Hall, Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 West Third St., Summerville

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Military Magnet School, 2950 Carner Ave., North Charleston

People who can’t attend any of the meetings can learn more and comment online at

Reach Diane Knich at 937-5491 or on Twitter at @dianeknich.