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 County School District provides the ability for students at several area schools to receive student bus passes at no cost to the student.  For details regarding program requirements and the application process, please see staffing your schools front office or guidance department.

The following Schools currently participate in the program:

  • Burke High School
  • Burke Middle School
  • Stall High School
  • North Charleston High School
  • West Ashley High School
  • Garrett Academy
  • Wando High School

For questions regarding this program and school determination, please contact Charleston County School Transportation Department.