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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 currently works with several institutions and business in the area to make commuting to work and school easier. There are several options available to businesses and schools that would like to make using public transit in Charleston even easier.

The following businesses and institutions have an agreement with CARTA that allows their students and facility to simply show a current work/student ID and use all regular and premium CARTA services at no additional charge.

  • MUSC
  • College of Charleston

For questions regarding this service either call customer service or the administration office at 843-724-7420.