Conduct Code/Rules of Riding

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.


Rules Of The Road To Remember:

  • Do not carry open cans or bottles on the bus.  They are a safety hazard.
  • Do not play radios (without headphones) on the bus.  If you do have headphones, please use at a volume that does not disturb other passengers or the driver.
  • Do not smoke on the vehicles.
  • Do not bring alcoholic beverages on board the buses.
  • Do not use profanity aboard the vehicles.
  • Animal Policy–Police dogs, guide, signal or service dogs are the ONLY pets permitted on CARTA trolleys.
  • Courtesy Seats–The seats located in the front of each bus and trolley behind the driver are reserved for senior citizens and disabled passengers.
  • Lost and Found–Lost items are turned in at the CARTA Operations Center in North Charleston.  Please call (843) 747-0922.  The route name, number, time and direction of travel are helpful when calling.

Enjoy your ride!

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