County organizations team to provide low-cost transport for school, work

COUNTY — The United Way of Pickens County, in conjunction with Pickens County’s Dream Center, are partnering with Bowers Signature Services Waverider to provide transportation services to those who need them to gain or maintain employment.

The new program kicked off on Nov. 5, and transportation services, for the purposes of employment and (or) education are available to people in the greater Easley, Liberty, and Pickens communities.

For a relatively nominal cost of $50 a week, employees and students in the Easley, Pickens and Liberty areas of Pickens County can be transported, round-trip, to their schools or places of employment up to six times a week. The fee must be paid in advance no later than the first day of transportation. These transportation services will operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Employees and students will be picked up at their homes. Those being transported will arrive at their destination within a 30-minute window prior to the designated scheduled start time; they will then be picked up within 30 minutes of their scheduled finishing time.

United Way of Pickens County has set up a fund to help newly hired employees receive transportation during their first couple of weeks until they receive their first paycheck. If you are interested in helping newly hired employees with transportation costs, you can donate to the United Way of Pickens County Employment Transportation Fund. 100 percent of donations will go to help new employees receive transportation from Bowers Signature Services Waverider.
Community partners include Pickens County DSS, The Parenting Place, Marys House, Behavioral Health Services, School District of Pickens County, Dream Center of Pickens County and Family Promise of Pickens County.

For more information, please contact Steven Lambright, manager of programs and initiatives at United Way of Pickens County, by phone at (864) 850-7094, ext. 108 or e-mail at

If you need to schedule transportation, please contact Bowers Signature Services at (864) 269-7888.