CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A study shows most of Charleston’s hospitality workers drive to their jobs and must take parking costs from their paychecks.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the study by the College of Charleston’s Office of Tourism Analysis shows that about 60 percent of downtown Charleston’s restaurant and hotel workers live outside the peninsula. About 80 percent of workers drive to their jobs alone, regardless of where they live.
About 70 percent of the 503 workers the College of Charleston surveyed said they spend at least $25 a month on parking, with about a third paying $100 or more monthly.
Buses aren’t convenient because those working in hospitality tend to work later shifts.
The city council now requires new hotels to provide parking or shuttle plans for employees.
Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com
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