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.


This section provides information on the accessible services available that CARTA provides to disabled customers. CARTA is committed to making our public transit system increasing accessible to members of the community with various disabilities.

  • All CARTA fixed route buses are wheelchair accessible and meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
  • CARTA also offers Para transit services (Tel-A-Ride) for eligible customers with disabilities and are unable to use regular fixed route services.
  • It is the policy of the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority that all CARTA-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in this meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please call the CARTA ADA Coordinator at (843) 529-0400 Ext. 202 or e-mail at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation

Additional Accessibility Services:

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  • Audiotape & Braille
    When requested we can provide CARTA materials in accessible formats.  Please email or call (843) 724-7420 for assistance.
    Need special assistance by phone? Call our TTY/TTD phone number, (843) 747-1499.




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