SC Transportation and Wellness Summit

November 3, 2016
Columbia Conference Center
169 Laurelhurst Avenue
Columbia, SC


Summit Description:
Transportation plays a major role in the health and wellness of all individuals. Public transportation can be an important enabler of access to health services, resulting in greater preventive care, fewer unnecessary hospital readmissions, and lower costs. This can lead to improved health for those with chronic conditions, and reduced health disparities by ensuring that at risk populations can get to care. The ability to meet personal fitness standards as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control can be greatly facilitated through safe bicycle and pedestrian facilities coordinated with convenient public transit stops. Through rides/public transportation, people and community health can thrive.

Unfortunately in South Carolina, accessible and affordable public transportation is not available to all the citizens of our state. Six counties have no public transportation services available. The remainder of the state is served by rural, small urban, and urban systems that have limited hours of service and a limited range of routes due to the lack of adequate funding to expand as needed. State funding for public transit has not increased since 1987, while the cost for mobile infrastructure, operations, and system administration have climbed steadily with increasing costs for goods and services. Congestion on the state’s highways is continuing to increase, along with related carbon emissions, impacting air quality and our environment.


Onsite check-in begins at 8:00am. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:15am. The Summit will begin at 9:00am. Lunch will be provided. We should adjourn around 4:30pm.

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Who Should Attend:
This important Summit will bring together key individuals from the health and wellness perspective, active living and healthy lifestyles, bicycle and pedestrian advocates, environmental professionals, transportation planners and transit system administrators, local community leaders, local and state elected/appointed officials, and representatives of the aging and disabilities and special needs communities to discuss methods to successfully overcome barriers to accessible and affordable transportation.

Summit Fee:
The registration fee for the Summit is $36.00 per person. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

Registration deadline is October 26th

Payment Policy:
Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the Summit.  If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed your slot in the meeting. Check payment must be made payable to Clemson University.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 48 hours before the training.  No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.

If you have questions regarding the Summit agenda and who should participate, contact TASC Director Terecia Wilson at

If you have any questions regarding Summit registration, please contact Brittany Wirtz at 864-656-4383 or

T3S Partnership:
The Transportation Technology Transfer Service (T3S) is pleased to be associated with the 2016 SC Transportation and Wellness Summit. As part our agreement with TASC, we are facilitating the Summit registration. T3S will be handling all registrations and payments for TASC. Receipts and invoices will reflect the Transportation Technology Transfer Service and Clemson University names. Neither Clemson University nor T3S benefit from the proceeds of the registration fees of the SC Transportation and Wellness Summit. All proceeds go to the Transportation Association of South Carolina.