North Charleston High School senior Candace Cromwell, who relies on the bus to get to a part-time job, wishes it ran later at night on Remount Road.
“Not enough bus service. More frequent and more bus service,” she said.
Cromwell said she sometimes doesn’t get off work at Tanger Outlet until 9 p.m. By then, the bus has stopped running and she walks home for about 45 minutes on Remount Road.
“Miss one bus and you’ve got to wait a whole hour,” she said.
George Willingham, who works for a firm at the old shipyard, agreed that more service is needed.
“It’s not enough hours,” he said.
Some days, he gets off work at 4 a.m. but the bus doesn’t run until 6 a.m., he said.
On Wednesday, Willingham signed a petition calling for “functional transit” for Charleston County that would include restoration of late-night service and preservation of current service levels.
Charleston mass transit activists William Hamilton and Dave Crossley passed out leaflets at the Cosgrove and Rivers avenues bus stop that, among other things, called for the public to contact Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority board Chairman Elliott Summey and attend upcoming CARTA meetings to protest possible transit cuts.
The protesters were drawing attention to CARTA’s new five-year strategic plan because they said it includes the possibility of a 5 percent service cut.
Read more in tomorrow’s editions of The Post and Courier.