i-26Alt Study

Welcome to
CARTA Transit System

CARTA stands for: Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority. CARTA offers Fixed-route, Flex Service, Express commute service, and Paratransit service throughout the Charleston Metropolitan area, including The Trolley (DASH) service in the Historic Peninsula area of the Charleston.

This site provides information about how the system can take you almost anywhere your life takes you in the Charleston Metro area including work, shopping, hospitals, schools, and much more.

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Many of those living, working, and visiting the Charleston, S.C., region will travel the I-26 Corridor between Summerville and Charleston as it serves as a major commerce route for traffic from the ports of Charleston and is a vital link for commuters and visitors in the region. Recognizing the need for transit alternatives along this corridor, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), initiated the I-26 Regional Fixed Guideway Transit Alternatives Analysis study.

The purpose of the I-26 Alternatives Analysis is to enhance regional mobility with transit along the I-26 Corridor between Summerville and Charleston.

Click www.i26alt.org for more information regarding the study and the entire process.

January 2016

Public meetings scheduled for:

  • January 25, 2016 – NORTH CHARLESTON

North Charleston City Hall Council Chambers

2500 City Hall Lane

North Charleston, SC


  • January 26, 2016-DOWNTOWN

Charleston Museum Auditorium

360 Meeting St.

Charleston, SC


  • January 28, 2016-SUMMERVILLE

Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

118 W. 3rd Street South

Summerville, SC