NEW Mobile onboard validators go into use starting Wednesday July 10th

Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority

CARTA connects Charleston-area transit riders to work, school, healthcare, tourist attractions, the airport and more.

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News & Announcements

  • Your Transit App Upgrade has arrived!! Purchase your pass in the Transit app starting July 10, 2024.
  • New Mobile Fare Validators – Go into use starting Wednesday 7/10/24
  • Reminder – Beach Reach Shuttle runs from July 4th – July 7th
  • Downtown Charleston Transit Study – June Open House dates
  • Celebrate Earth Day with FREE Rides on Monday, April 22, 2024

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CARTA Services

  • CARTA OnDemand
  • Tel-a-Ride Paratransit
  • Park & Ride
  • Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH)
  • Fixed Routes

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CARTA Information Resources

  • FAQs
  • Reports & Meeting Notices
  • Media Requests
  • Procurement
  • Staff and Board of Directors

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Transit App

Download “Transit” and travel like a true Charlestonian.

Available in the App Store and on Google Play, “Transit” offers numerous features to help you easily navigate around Charleston.

Bus Route: See vehicle locations in real time, find nearby stops, and receive stop announcements.

Service Alerts: Keep on top of schedule changes, stop relocations and other unexpected surprises.

Favorites: Always take the same bus? Move it to the top of the list by adding it to your favorites.

Timetables: View the full schedule for a route and set alarms to remind you to leave.

Countdowns: Get real-time predictions based on data from the transit agency.

“Go”: Get step-by-step transit directions and notifications about when to leave for your trip and when to get off the bus.

Plan a trip!: Compare trips side by side with your preferred transport modes selected.

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Download TransitApp from Google Play Store
Download TransitApp from Apple Store