University of South Carolina transportation specialist Derrick Huggins starts a temporary assignment today as an adviser for improving bus service in the Columbia area.
Attending his first board meeting Monday of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority, Huggins told members he is looking at several steps that will put some new product out there but said he isnt ready with recommendations yet.
He is on loan to the RTA as it ponders changes in bus operations, amid efforts to build more support for a permanent source of public funding, including blending USC student shuttles into area bus service.
We have not determined all his roles, all his responsibilities, said Richland County councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, RTAs chair. We are working through that.
Huggins will work for the RTA for 90 days.