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Transit Equity Day – February 4th

Feb 4th is Transit Equity Day

Transit Equity Day is a National Day of Action that commemorates the importance of investing in public transit for the benefit of all citizens. It also coincides with the birthday of civil rights icon and public transit rider Rosa Parks, which is on February 4th.

Posters will be placed on the front seat of several routes to symbolically reserve a seat in honor of Rosa Parks.


Senior Free Ride Dates 2023

Senior FREE Ride Day-Annual promotion to encourage seniors (55+) to learn about the system and as a thank you to our regular senior riders.

Every year CARTA has one day per quarter that seniors riders 55+ can ride all routes for free.  This is the perfect opportunity to get some shopping done, visit friends or family or simply explore the city and our different routes.

  • Monday, February 20th (National Senior Independence Month)
  • Wednesday, May 31st (National Senior Health and Fitness Day)
  • Monday, August 21st (National Senior Citizen Day)
  • Saturday, December 16th (Happy Holidays)

If you have any questions, please call (843) 724-7420 for more info.

CARTA Wants Your Feedback on the Payment Experience!

Greetings CARTA Rider –

On behalf of the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) the Riley Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston is conducting a study on CARTA customer payment needs. Responses to this survey are anonymous and confidential and will help to inform CARTA of ways to improve the customer payment experience. It should take you no more than 5-7 minutes to complete this survey.  You can access this survey by clicking here, at the link below or by scanning the QR code below with your phone.  No personal information will be collected or shared through this survey and you are able to quit at any time.  Please feel free to share this link with other CARTA riders.  Thank you for your time and your feedback.



Tropical Storm Nicole service announcement – 11.09.22

CARTA officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nicole and its potential local impacts. Riders are encouraged to follow @RideCARTA on social media and check the website periodically for announcements regarding possible storm-related service adjustments. Announcements and alerts will also be posted on the Transit app and Google Transit.”

Veterans, Active Duty Military Ride for Free on Veterans Day

All U.S. armed services veterans and current military personnel can ride CARTA for free on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.

“Veterans and military personnel make great sacrifices for our country. Allowing them to ride for free on Veterans Day is one small way CARTA and TriCounty Link can say thank you,” said Mike Seekings, the CARTA board chairman.

A military ID, service photo, a memento – such as a veterans cap or other similar items – will be enough to get veterans and current military on board at no cost.

Hurricane Ian-Update 4 – Final service advisory 10.01.22

Hurricane Ian- Update 4 – Final advisory

Service has resumed.  Expect some delays and possible detours on some routes.

Hurricane Ian- Update 3 -Saturday service to be determined

7pm (09.30.22) – Staff will be out surveying the area and road conditions Saturday morning to determine service levels and start times for Saturday service.  Riders can expect some if not all service to resume Saturday with some delays.  More information will be provided Saturday morning.

Hurricane Ian- Update 2 -Service adjustments

5pm (9.29.22) – CARTA will be suspending service early Thursday evening and all service will be suspended for Friday September 30, 2022.  CARTA officials will be monitoring conditions on Friday to determine service for Saturday, October 1st.  See official press release below for details:



NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 29, 2022) – In light of current local weather predictions related to Hurricane Ian, CARTA service will conclude early Thursday evening (details below). All CARTA service is suspended Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 and may resume Saturday, weather permitting.

Due to the expected storm impacts, including high winds forecast to begin later this evening, CARTA officials have announced the following service adjustments for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022:

  • Rt. 10- Last bus leaves Mary St. @ 9:05pm; last bus leaves Health South @ 7:50pm
  • Rt. 11- Last bus leaves Mary St. @ 7:09pm, last bus leaves Tanger @ 7:17pm
  • Rt. 12- Last leaves Superstop @ 7:00; last bus leaves Otranto @ 7:30pm
  • Rt. 13- Last bus leaves Tanger @ 7:10pm; last bus leaves Superstop @ 7:20pm
  • Rt. 20- Last bus leaves Meeting and Broad @ 7:00pm
  • Rt. 30- Last bus leaves Transit Mall @ 7:00pm; last bus leaves Citadel Mall to Transit Mall @ 6:45
  • Rt. 40- Last bus leaves Mary Street @ 6:30pm to Mt. Pleasant
  • Rt. 31- Last bus leaves Mary Street @ 6:45pm; last bus leaves Sol Legare @ 7:30pm
  • Rt. 32- Last bus leaves Superstop @ 6:30pm, last bus leaves Citadel Mall @ 6:30pm
  • Rt. 33- Last bus leaves Bilo @ 6:05; last bus leaves Mary Street @ 6:00pm
  • Rt. 41- Last bus leaves Mary Street @ 6:00pm
  • Rt.102- Last bus leaves Superstop @ 6:00pm; last bus leaves Ashley @ 6:38pm
  • Rt. 104- Last bus leaves Superstop @ 7:00pm; last bus leaves Tanger @ 6:40pm
  • Rt. 210- Last bus leaves Aquarium @ 6:23pm
  • Rt. 211-Last bus leaves Visitors Center @ 6:35pm
  • Rt. 213- Last bus leaves Mary Street @ 6:20pm
  • Rt. 301- Last bus leaves Citadel Mall @ 6:35pm; last bus leaves Walmart @ 7:05pm
  • Ex. 1- Run full schedule
  • Ex. 2- Last bus leaves Jonathan Lucas to Mt. Pleasant @ 6:32pm; last bus to Citadel Mall @ 7:13pm
  • Ex. 3- Run full schedule

For further information and future updates, please visit rideCARTA.com or follow @rideCARTA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Riders are also encouraged to download the “Transit” smartphone app for service change notifications.


The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority is a public transportation system dedicated to providing affordable transit in the Charleston community through local fixed routes, on-demand paratransit service and express commuter routes. For the latest on CARTA, visit ridecarta.com, like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @RideCARTA. All customers are encouraged to plan rides and track buses with the CARTA-endorsed Transit app.


Chloe Field, Account Manager


(412) 477-5358



Daniel Brock, Regional Strategist


(919) 820-2612


Chloe Field

Account Manager, Public Relations and Social Media

M   412.477.5358


Hurricane Ian- Update 1

11am (9.29.22) CARTA officials continue to closely monitor Hurricane Ian.  We are encouraging all riders to take any trips to prepare for inclement weather and conduct all business as soon as possible today.

Riders should anticipate potential service delays, disruptions and possible service suspension as roads close and conditions deteriorate.  If operations are suspended, we will return to regular service on all routes as soon as it is safe to do so.  Riders please be on alert; this is a very fluid situation and changes can occur very quickly. Staff and officials will be working to get any information out regarding changes in service as quickly as possible. 

Riders are encouraged to follow us @RideCARTA on social media and check the website periodically for any announcements regarding any service changes.  Announcements and alerts will also be posted via the Transit app and Google Transit.  If you would like to receive alerts about service, simply select the routes you would like to receive alerts for in the Transit app.

Hurricane Ian – Inclement weather threat 9.28.22

12pm (9.28.22) – CARTA officials continue to closely monitor Hurricane Ian.  There may be some delays and potential service disruptions associated with the storm later in the week.  Riders are encouraged to follow us @RideCARTA on social media and check the website periodically for any announcements regarding any service changes.  Announcements and alerts will also be posted on the Transit app and Google Transit.

Driver Hiring Event Tuesday 06.07.22

Join us tomorrow for a hiring event from 9am-1pm at the CARTA facilities located at 3664 Leeds Ave.

  • Onsite interviews and hiring
  • Sign on bonus of $2500
  • Starting pay $17.97 (Starting pay increase to $18.51 starting July 1st)
  • Paid training available to obtain your CDL
  • CDL and non-CDL positions available

Plan Your Trip
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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