I am glad to relay the news that the city of Anderson, in conjunction with Anderson County, on Tuesday expanded the city’s Electric City Transit system. They created a new route, clled the Gold Route to serve south Anderson and Homeland Park. This service will provide transportation to employment centers, shopping areas, medical services, educational centers, recreational facilities and more.
Electric City Transit operates four routes Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fares are 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for seniors and students.
The Federal Transit Administration, South Carolina Department of Transportation, the city of Anderson and now Anderson County provide funding for this system. The city purchased the new bus for the route with federal stimulus funds at 100% funding. It is estimated that the cost of the Homeland park route is $185,000 per year with the entire cost being paid for by federal funds and county funds at a 50-50 match.