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9:17 am on Sunday April 20, 2014

Old Amtrak stop to see new life as region's bus, taxi, train hub

Plans for a new intermodal taxi, train, bus transport hub at West Montague are being dropped in favor of redeveloping the area around the old Amtrak station.
12:13 pm on Monday March 11, 2013

More folks taking the Charleston Amtrak train

The number of passengers taking Amtrak is continuing to grow across the nation, but the local numbers are also on the up and up. The Post and Courier writes that some 84,000 took a train from North Charleston, that's up from 50,000 in 1997 — that's...
8:12 am on Monday March 11, 2013

More folks taking the Charleston Amtrak train

The number of passengers taking Amtrak is continuing to grow across the nation, but the local numbers are also on the up and up. The Post and Courier writes that some 84,000 took a train from North Charleston, that's up from 50,000 in 1997 — that's...
4:44 am on Friday September 2, 2011

With a new Amtrak station in the works, what to do with the old one? (updated)

Update August 2: Live 5 News made it out to the meeting where the idea of a revamp was welcomed. As were ideas like converting it to a civil rights museum or using the location for a farmers market. I'll point you to their video report for a look at...
8:44 am on Wednesday March 2, 2011

Train station screening in Savannah raises questions, concerns; TSA answers

ffbgab85 Transportation Security Administration officials made an appearance at Savannah's Amtrak train station last week, and caused quite an online stir after they began patting down people who had already disembarked the train. The key to that...
5:07 am on Friday December 3, 2010

New CARTA bus, train, taxi hub looks to the past (update: same idea but new plan coming)

A conceptual rendering of the train, bus, and taxi hub. Update December 3: The Post and Courier is reporting that thanks to the recent $6 million grant, plans are being scraped for the public-private partnership (shown above) and a new solely...
3:53 am on Friday August 27, 2010

Yemassee inks deal to buy old Marine rail depot (update: w/WTOC video)

Library of Congress Recuits disembark at Yemassee in 1942. Updated Aug. 27: WTOC also is reporting on the rail depot in Yemassee. Check out the coverage from Jaime Dailey here or just scroll down and watch the video below. While the Amtrak station...
11:15 am on Wednesday December 30, 2009

S.C. man struck and killed by Amtrak train

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was killed Monday night when he was run over by an Amtrak train. The victim's name is John Paul Stuckey, and according to police he was lying down on the tracks at the time of impact. The Post...
8:18 am on Sunday April 5, 2009

Intermodal center promises much for users of buses and trains

Image by CARTAImage by 20090405-carta-intermodal.jpgThe site is ready for its new facility. Buses, trains, taxis, limos, shoppers, and maybe even sleepers would have a new destination when CARTA's North Charleston Regional Intermodal Transportation...
8:51 am on Sunday February 1, 2009

Taking the Amtrak from Charleston can be a better, cheaper experience

Image by Flickr user andyiImage by 20090201-amtrak.jpg Most trains have dining and work areas similar to this. Update February 4: The Post and Courier also did a photo gallery, but it was hiding. Here's the link. First reporting: Robert Behre has a...

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