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.



CARTA is a Regional Transportation Authority a state and government governed by an 18 member board with members representing jurisdiction of: Charleston County, The City of Charleston, The City of Hanahan, The City of Isle of Palms, The City of North Charleston, The Town of Kiawah Island, The Town of Mt. Pleasant, and The Town of Sullivan’s Island.  Click Board Members for more information regarding members of the CARTA Board.


CARTA’s administrative staff is responsible for all planning, grant administration and management, financial, project management, regulatory, oversight, contract administration, reporting, and performance standards development on behalf of the Board.

CARTA Administrative staff is located at:
1362 McMillan Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405


3664 Leeds Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405


CARTA has developed a practice of outsourcing the provision of fixed route and paratransit service, procurement functions, legal functions, public relations functions, maintenance oversight, some accounting functions, facility maintenance functions and engineering services.

**CARTA staff is responsible for all contract administration duties related to all outsourced services and functions.

CARTA contractors for paratransit and fixed route operations (Transdev Transportaion) operate out of a CARTA – owned operations and maintenance facility located at:
3664 Leeds Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

View one of the following pages for additional information regarding the leadership of CARTA: