The BCD Council of Governments provides staffing, management, and oversight of CARTA operations.

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CARTA is a Regional Transportation Authority a state and government agency governed by an 18 member board with members representing jurisdiction of: Charleston County, The City of Charleston, The City of Hanahan, The City of Isle of Palms, The City of North Charleston, The Town of Kiawah Island, The Town of Mt. Pleasant, and The Town of Sullivan’s Island. Click Board Members for more information regarding members of the CARTA Board.


The BCD Council of Governments provides staffing, management and oversight of CARTA operations. The BCD Council of Governments staff is responsible for all planning, grant administration and management, financial, project management, regulatory, oversight, contract administration, reporting, and performance standards development and compliance on behalf of the Board.

BCDCOG staff is located at:
5790 Casper Padgett Way
North Charleston, SC 29406


3664 Leeds Avenue.
North Charleston, SC 29405

CARTA Contractors

CARTA has developed a practice of outsourcing the provision of fixed route and paratransit service, legal functions, public relations functions, maintenance oversight, facility maintenance functions and engineering services.

**CARTA staff is responsible for all contract administration duties related to all outsourced services and functions.

CARTA contractors for paratransit and fixed route operations (Transdev) operate out of a CARTA – owned operations and maintenance facility located at:
3664 Leeds Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

CARTA 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
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