2024 Rural Transit Day

Wed, Jul 10, 2024
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
This event has already occurred.
Martin Inn at the Madren Center
230 Madren Center Dr, Clemson, SC 29631, USA


SC Rural Transit Day serves as a pivotal platform dedicated to championing the interests of South Carolina’s rural communities, aiming to address the distinctive transportation challenges they face while fostering connections to alleviate existing disparities and inequities. The event serves as a nexus for advocacy, bringing together elected representatives, various organizations, stakeholders, and transit experts to delve into the intricacies of rural transportation.

Throughout the duration of this comprehensive day-long event, participants engage in a dialogue that underscores the significance of rural transit, highlighting its potential to empower communities and stimulate economic growth. Through a diverse array of perspectives and insights, attendees gain a deeper understanding of the multifaceted benefits that robust rural transportation networks offer, not only enhancing community cohesion but also bolstering regional economies.

Who Should Attend

By bringing together diverse stakeholders, the Rural Transit Day event can facilitate collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the development of innovative solutions to improve transit services in rural communities.

Individuals who might benefit from attending are, Government Officials: Representatives from local, state, and federal government agencies responsible for transportation policies, funding, and rural development. Transit Operators: Managers and staff from rural transit agencies, bus companies, and other transportation service providers operating in rural areas. Community Leaders: Mayors, town council members, and community organizers from rural areas interested in improving transportation options for their constituents. Transportation Planners: Urban and rural transportation planners, engineers, and consultants who specialize in designing and implementing transit solutions for rural communities. Nonprofit Organizations: Representatives from nonprofits focused on transportation equity, rural development, environmental conservation, and social welfare. Academics and Researchers: Scholars and researchers studying rural transportation issues, including academics from universities and research institutions. Industry Representatives: Professionals from industries related to transportation, such as vehicle manufacturers, technology providers, and infrastructure developers.


Confirmed speakers as of 5/2/24

Justin Powell, SCDOT Secretary of Transportation
Jennifer Necker, SCDOT Deputy Secretary Intermodal and Freight
William Floyd, SC DEW Director
Representative Jerry Carter
Robert Halfacre, Mayor, Clemson


8:00-9:00am – Registration Check-in
9:00-11:30am – General Session
11:30-12:30pm – Depart for Technical tours and lunch
12:30-3:00pm – Technical Tours
Transit & Healthcare (AnMed & Senior Solutions)
Transit & Workforce (Tri-county Tech & Michelin)
Transit & Education (Clemson University)
3:00-4:00pm – Return from tours
5:00-7:00pm – Networking Reception

Detailed agenda coming soon!

Attendee Cost

Registration fee is $60 per person. This includes: sessions, technical tours, lunch and networking reception