Public invited to Highway 29 transit development meeting May 15

Published on Thursday, April 26, 2012

The future of the Highway 29 corridor and its potential economic impact to surrounding communities will be the focus of a Transit Oriented Development meeting May 15 at 4 p.m. at Greer City Hall. The public is invited.

“Our community faces a choice between an expensive expansion of the I-85 corridor or an enhanced transportation corridor along Highway 29,” said City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner. “Our fiscal and environmental well-being depends on having a thoughtful and reasonable pattern of growth across our region.”

The potential for new business development and rapid transit would not only be a boon for communities along the corridor, but would also provide an attractive option to ever-increasing traffic on Interstate 85, according to officials.

“If you look at the interstate on either side of Greer, really all the way from Greenville to Spartanburg, there are only two options to alleviate the daily grind for commuters,” Danner said. “The first is an expansion that would be incredibly expensive because the interstate is already built out. The second is using the Highway 29 corridor to its full potential. It’s going to require considerable vision and that’s why we’re seeking public input to help develop a plan.”

Moving toward the goal of regional transportation collaboration, the City of Greer has adopted a memorandum of understanding with the Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study, the Spartanburg Area Transportation Study, the Appalachian Council of Governments that includes Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg counties, and the State Department of Transportation.

Call 848-5387 or e-mail [email protected].



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