Trident Tech

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.


Trident Technical College has an agreement with CARTA and provides passes available for purchase at a discounted price at both the Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston and the Main campus, in North Charleston.

  • Students are allowed to purchase only one pass per semester.
  • For details regarding the program including the cost of the pass and requirements to purchase pass, please see personnel at the campus bookstore.