The SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT), in partnership with the SC
Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), the South
Carolina Energy Office (SCEO), the Newberry Council on Aging, the
Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority and the Santee-Wateree
Regional Transit Authority is offering free fares on the SmartRide
commuter services, between July 7 and September 30, 2008, on days
forecasted by SCDHEC to be Ground-Level Ozone Action Days.
SCDOT, SCDHEC, and SCEO are urging motorists in the Midlands to help
improve air quality and reduce imports of foreign oil by using the
SmartRide commuter service. Currently, SmartRide offers two routes that
provide service between Camden and downtown Columbia, and between
Newberry and downtown Columbia.
Information regarding the SmartRide commuter services may be accessed at: www.scdot.org/getting/SmartRide/smartride.shtml. For more information about reducing oil consumption and using public transit, visit www.energy.sc.gov.
DHEC provides daily forecasting by 4:00PM each day for ground-level ozone via the internet at www.scdhec.gov/ozone, or you can call their toll-free number at 1-866-238-4973. In the Columbia area, call 898-4094 for ground-level ozone forecasting. Those interested in receiving the daily ozone forecast via e-mail can subscribe at: http://www.enviroflash.info/.
A high-resolution photograph of Glennith Johnson is available at:
Secretary of Transportation is Buck Limehouse. The Commission Chairman
is Hugh Atkins from the Fourth Congressional District. The First
Congressional District Commissioner is Danny Isaac. The Second
Congressional District Commissioner is Henry Taylor. The Third
Congressional District Commissioner is Charles Dalton. The Fourth
Congressional District Commissioner is F. Hugh Atkins. The Fifth
Congressional District Commissioner is Sarah Nuckles. The Sixth
Congressional District Commissioner is Marvin Stevenson.