Transportation likely will be at the forefront of planning for the next decade and beyond.
Parking is going to continue to be an issue as the University of South Carolina’s expansion gobbles up surface lots. Motorists are going to have to get used to parking in garages and using shuttles or other transportation, including cabs, bikes and buses.
Also in the next decade, getting around will mean covering more ground, as the city prepares for the extensions of Williams and Greene streets, the university’s growth toward the river and the work to build Waterfront Park.
And, perhaps, the city is ready to embark on the much-anticipated relocation – or bridging – of traffic-stopping railroad tracks.
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• Will the Williams Street extension, and USC’s and the city’s Waterfront Park become reality?
• Will the city move the in-town bus terminal to Huger Street, near the Amtrak station, to prepare for light-rail, as one USC official has suggested, and make the terminal part of a transportation hub?
• Will railroad tracks finally be relocated?