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HOP Temporary Suspension

HOP service will be temporarily suspended on May 8, 2021.  CARTA staff will continue to be in frequent contact with city officials regarding the service and hospitality needs and will continue to closely monitor traffic and parking patterns along with other parameters to determine when HOP service will return.   

Inclement Weather Update 03.18.21

At this time we do not have plans to stop service this afternoon.  However, expect some delays and potential detours due to flooding in area, declining weather conditions and potential traffic volumes.  At times routes may have to pause in place where they are in route depending on conditions, but routes should resume on a regular service schedule as the weather and roadways permit.  We do suggest that if possible please try to make any trips before or after the inclement weather is expected.  Changes or suspensions to service will be posted on ridecarta.com and on all social media channels.  Please check the transit app to track the bus when possible.

Route 204 Discontinued Effective Feb. 26

CARTA customers be advised, as of Friday, February 26, 2021 Route 204 will no longer operate.

CARTA OnDemand is a new program providing service to the Route 204 service area.

Click to CARTA OnDemand view more information about CARTA OnDemand. Call 843-629-6284 for questions or concerns regarding Route 204 and/or CARTA OnDemand.

Route 31 Frequency Doubled Effective Feb. 8

Route improvements are coming to Folly Road with MORE frequency & wait times cut in half!

Starting on Monday Feb. 8, wait times will be cut in half! The route will now run every 45 minutes, doubling the frequency on the route.

More frequency means:

  • Less waiting — headways reduced to 45 minutes!
  • Better connections
  • Less-crowded buses

More frequency means…..A BETTER RIDE…A BETTER EXPERIENCE!!

CLICK HERE to view new schedule.

For more info call 724-7420 (Option 1)

Public Hearing Notice: Route 204

Route/Service Modifications-Route 204

The public is hereby advised that The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will hold a public hearing to provide final information and public comments regarding the elimination of Route 204.  Interested parties are invited to attend the hearing and express their views. 

A new pilot on-demand program will be launched in February 2021 that will provide service to the area currently served by Rt. 204.

The Hearing will take place:

  • Date: February 16, 2021                   
  • Time: 10am – 11am
  • Location:

Virtual meeting – Due to the COVID risk, this meeting will be held virtually. 

  • Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86235283049
  • Meeting ID: 862 3528 3049 
  • Call in #: (929) 205-6099 (meeting ID number will be required) the day of the meeting to participate.

On location– For those who are unable to attend virtually, staff will also be on site at BCDCOG 5790 Casper Padgett Way, North Charleston at the time listed above to provide information and answer questions in person.

Individuals can also submit comments and questions prior to the meeting to serviceplanning@bcdcog.com and include Rt. 204 in the subject line.

Visit RideCARTA.COM FOR MORE INFO OR PLEASE CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE (843) 724-7420 MENU OPTION 1 or (843) 529-0400

Public Meeting Notice: Rt. 204 Service Changes

The public is hereby advised that The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will hold a public meeting to provide information regarding the elimination of Route 204 in early March due to underperformance/low ridership over an extended period of time. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and to receive public comments. 

A new pilot on-demand program will be launched in February 2021 that will provide service to the area currently served by Rt. 204.   

The public is invited to the following meeting:

  • Date: January 28, 2021
  • Time: 10am – 12pm
  • Location: Charleston Visitor Center (Camden Room)

Virtual Meeting – Due to COVID risk, this meeting will be held virtually. Click the following link to attend virtually on the date and time listed above. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81887554427 or call in (929) 205-6099 Meeting ID: 818 8755 4427

On location – For those who are unable to attend virtually, staff will also be available on site at the location above to provide information and answer questions in person.

Visit RideCARTA.COM FOR MORE INFO OR PLEASE CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE — 724-7420 MENU OPTION 1

Peninsula Service Suspended Aug. 29

Effective as of 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, all service on the peninsula is suspended for the night and will resume as scheduled on Sunday, Aug. 30.

Several routes that travel through the downtown area will be modified as of 7pm:

Routes 7, 20, 210, 211 and 213 are suspended and will not run after 7pm.

Routes 30, 31, 33, and 41 will run to Meeting and Mary St.

Routes 30, 31 and 33 will travel via Spring St. to Meeting and Mary St. (Calhoun stops will be missed).

Routes 10 and 11 run a normal to Meeting and Mary. The route may experience some delays or detours.

All routes traveling near the peninsula area may still experience delays and detours. Please check back for potential changes that may occur. Routes will return to regular schedule on Sunday, August 30th.

Inclement Weather Detours Aug. 5, 2020

Routes 10 and 12 detouring due to flooding in North Charleston area

Routes 10 and 12

08.05/2020 1:30pm Routes 10 and 12 are detouring due to flooding in the area of Rivers Ave. and Otranto Rd. The bus stop on Otranto Rd. (Stop ID 382) will not be accessible. Passengers should use the stops near the library (Stop ID 369/Stop ID 91) until the routes are able to return to the regular schedules.

Route 12

Route 12 is detouring at Northwoods Blvd. due to flooding in the area. All stops along Northwoods Blvd. and at Northwoods Mall (Stop ID’s 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 381, 402, 403, 404, 405) will be missed.

The route will travel the following route until it is able to return to regular the schedule:

*(Northbound) Down Ashley Phosphate to Rivers Ave. * (Southbound) Down Rivers to Ashley Phosphate

Tropical Storm Isaias Update 4

Winds have decreased, Route 40 has resumed regular service.

Tropical Storm Isaias Update 3

Due to high winds, the Route 40 will be suspended until further notice.

Tropical Storm Isaias Update 2

As of 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, CARTA officials continue to monitor Tropical Storm Isaias. The authority will act in accordance with Charleston County’s High Wind Bridge Procedures and is anticipating the discontinuation of service across bridges at some point this evening. Notice will be given when that decision is made. Also, be advised flooding is expected in the service area, which could lead to significant detouring and delays. Please limit all travel to essential trips only.

Hurricane Isaias Update 1

As of 6 p.m. on Friday, July 31, all CARTA service is planned to run as scheduled. Check back periodically throughout the weekend for potential service updates and follow @RideCARTA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest. Alerts will also be available via the Transit app and Google Transit.

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