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There is an article at Greenvilleonline.com that talks about planned growth and the proposed mass transit system, complete with light rail. The plan is approximately 132 pages. It includes other things too. Enjoy! I am excited about this.Plan 2025

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That is an interesting read. I don't have the time to read it all today, but I plan to come back to it often. One note is that Greenville County has about 350,000 citizens, not 580,000. That figure likely comes from the combination of the new Greenville Metro, which is Greenville, Laurens, and Pickens Counties.

The most interesting fact is that Greenville is going to open a piolet light reail system in 2025 running North-South, connecting Traveller's Rest abd the Golden Strip area to Greenville.

It is also good that the Upstate Counties are working together as a region on this, and not independantly. I would like to see the Spartanburg details as well as Anderson's.

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That is an interesting read. I don't have the time to read it all today, but I plan to come back to it often. One note is that Greenville County has about 350,000 citizens, not 580,000. That figure likely comes from the combination of the new Greenville Metro, which is Greenville, Laurens, and Pickens Counties.

I think you are correct. I have Greenville with 400,436, Laurens w 72224,

and Pickens with 115,530. Total 2003 population 588,190. 2008 population

is predicted to be 635,388. Source 2003 CACI/ESRI.

I'd thought Central Midlands had a similar document but I cannot find

thru the search engine.

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The Columbia CSA has 708,247 in 2003 according to the Census estimates.

Columbia's Metro is 671,407 as of the same estimates.

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Columbia's trolley system is a trolley-style bus, not one on rails. I'd like to think Columbia has something like Charlotte's rail system in their grand plan, but who knows.

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I have 2008 projections for all that at block group level. I have to

aggregate. I believe Census has a 2010 and 2020 forecast.

Something of interest to readers here may be the CMCOG search

engine. I built this sometiime around 1997. Basically we search all state

web pages, all COG-regional web pages (Richland, Lexington,

Fairfield, Newberry counties), and COG-only pages.

So you can go to one place and search all State agencies or

all web pages in the region. Google recently started something

like this. I think geographically and thought it should be a regional

resource (like the COG). If you go to the main State web page

they only index a subset of State agencies. In fact for years

this was the state search engine.

I rebuiilt the engine last month at SC WebSeek. It's on an older box

so not too fast.

You can enhance a search with Exclude and Restrict fields.

Restricting the state search to 'dnr|dhec' will look for the

search terms only at Natural Resources or DHEC. Excluding

with the same would search all agencies except DNR & DHEC.

It's a great way to search state/regional govt but again we

need a faster box .. and they are working on it. I have to make

money on work there and since funds are limited we will soon

provide webmasters search data back for indexing the site

and maybe $30 a month. It's very powerful for an agency to

know what the public is looking for on their site.

And if you are a regional agency and want to be added

to the engine speak up now!

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I did not know that Columbia had a real Trolley system.  By real I mean one on rails.

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But Columbia did used to have a rail trolley system from 1893 until 1936 before they moved to a bus system. This was all when SCE&G/SCANA owned the transportation system.

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