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.


Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) currently contracts Transdev Services, Inc., to manage its transportation system. Transdev is a leader in the transportation industry and is the largest private sector provider of multiple modes of transportation in North America.  Transdev is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CARTA bus and paratransit services in Charleston, which includes the hiring, training and managing drivers, maintenance, call center and other employees to ensure safety, maintenance and customer service standards for the riders of the CARTA service.

About Transdev

Transdev is the largest private operator of multiple modes of transportation in North America including bus, bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, streetcars, paratransit, shuttle, taxi, and ferry services.

Transdev is setting the standard in safe and sustainable mobility solutions through partnerships with cities and transit authorities.

As a leader in the transportation industry, Transdev is committed to improving quality of life for people in cities by managing top quality, environmentally sustainable transportation networks that enhance mobility.

In the US and Canada, Transdev operates service in 200 locations with 18,000 employees. We are driven to provide superior performance — safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable mobility that both passengers and city authorities can trust.

If you are interested in job opportunities such as bus operators, customer service, mechanics, etc., please click here for job opportunities in the Charleston area.

Click Transdev Employment Opportunities for information regarding employment opportunities with Transdev Services for CARTA.