Lowcountry GO website offers resources to businesses, commuters

Lowcountry GO website offers resources to businesses, commuters
February 27 17:44 2018 Print This Article

A partnership between the SCDOT, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council on Governments (BCDCOG) rolled out the Lowcountry GO website to provide resources to businesses, families and commuters in an attempt to reduce traffic congestion in the region. The website is the first of its kind in South Carolina.

BCGCOG conducted a survey showing that 90% of the area’s workforce commutes to their jobs.  The Lowcountry GO website offers to assist business in organizing carpools for workers which want them, adopting “flex-time” work schedules, setting up staggering shifts, and allowing employees to work four 10-hour days per week or telecommute (performing their work from home).

Among the services offered by the website is helping parents set up “school-pools”.  It presents alternative transportation options, such as walking, bicycling and riding the bus, which are not convenient for many families.  It also mentions the controversial concept of setting aside traffic lanes for car-poolers.

Questions about the website and commuter options may be addressed to BCDCOG Mobility Manager Vonnie Gilreath at VonnieG@bcdcog.com.