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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Free Service on Election Day, Nov. 3

The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority will offer fare-free service on all of its routes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. The authority’s board approved the measure at its monthly board meeting on Tuesday.

The new policy also extends to future general election days. 


Additionally this year, from Oct. 22-Nov. 2, riders who present an “I Voted” sticker upon boarding will receive a cost-free ride to their next destination.

“Public transit is a public service and CARTA is helping to reduce mobility concerns for Lowcountry voters on Election Day,” said CARTA Board Chairman Mike Seekings.“We want to make transportation to the polls simple and accessible for eligible voters, not just now, but for years to come. We’re happy to accomplish that through this initiative.”

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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