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RFQ: Electric Bus Master Plan

As CARTA moves toward an all-electric fleet, there is an outstanding need for comprehensive planning that improves the overall performance of the network. These efforts include a need for research and development of plans to transition to an all-electric fleet. As such, CARTA is seeking qualified firms to lead the development of an Electric Bus Master Plan to support CARTA’s Fleet Modernization Project.

Download the RFQ document here.

Free Warming Shelter Service Nov. 30, Dec. 1

CARTA will provide complimentary transportation within its service area to the Arthur W. Christopher Recreation Center warming shelter located at 265 Fishburne Street on Monday, Nov. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 1.

  • When boarding, riders should inform drivers they would like to go to the warming shelter.
  • Riders will be taken to the Mary Street transit hub (if boarding a route that services Mary Street) or to a connection point with a route that services Mary Street.
  • From Mary Street, Route 213 Lockwood/Calhoun will transport riders to the shelter.
  • The last departure from Mary Street will occur at 9:20 p.m. each night.

Reminder: Wear masks, wash hands, stay home if sick

As CARTA continues to closely monitor the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, the safety of our passengers, employees and community members remains our top priority.

All enhanced protocols, such as requiring a mask when riding, are intended to help keep passengers and staff safe as we move through the pandemic. With that in mind, please note:

  • If you feel sick, stay home and do not ride the bus.
  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth with tissue or cough/sneeze into your bent elbow – not into your hands.
  • Maintain as much distance as possible between yourself and other passengers and bus operators.

Also, be reminded that free masks and hand sanitizer are available on all vehicles.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

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CARTA Rider Alerts
  • 211
    expect delays on #rte211
    22 Jan
  • 11
    expect delays on #rte11
    20 Jan
  • 10
    expect delays on #rte10
    17 Jan
  • 20
    expect delays on #rtre20
    15 Jan
  • 10
    expect delays on #rte10
    14 Jan
  • 102
    expect delays on #rte102 and #rte103
    13 Jan
  • 10
    expect delays on #rte10
    13 Jan
  • 210
    expect delays on #rte210
    12 Jan
  • 210
    expect delays on #rte210 and #rte211
    12 Jan
  • 301
    expect delays on #rte301
    12 Jan
  • 13
    expect delays on #rte13 and #rte104
    11 Jan
  • 31
    expect delays on #rte31
    10 Jan
  • 104
    expect delays on #rte104 and #rte13
    8 Jan
  • 7
    expect delays on #rte7
    8 Jan
  • 213
    expect delays on #rte213
    7 Jan
  • 11
    expect delays on #rte11
    5 Jan
  • 11
    expect delays on #rte11
    2 Jan
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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