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CARTA 2018 Bridge Run Service Impacts and Detours

Bridge Run Packet Pickup Transportation Availability April 5th & 6th

CARTA Airport Express/NASH Route 4 Services (Public Transit)

  • Airport Express/NASH Rt. 4 will be running normal route service and will be available and accessible for Bridge Runners to travel from Downtown Charleston (Visitor Center Bus Shed) near Ann St. to the Expo in North Charleston to pick up race packets.
  • Bridge Runners will be able to ride for free – Bridge run volunteers will be at the bus shed at the Downtown Visitor Center between Ann St. and John St. with further instructions from 12noon – 8pm on Thursday April 5, 2018 and from 8am-8pm on Friday April 6, 2018.
  • Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at bus stop#431 on International Blvd. at the Charleston Area Convention Center.
  • On Thursday (4/5/18) service will run about every 30 minutes from 12noon until 8pm and on Friday (4/6/18) service will run about every 30 minutes all day from 8am -8pm.
  • Last inbound (into downtown) trip is at 7:45pm.
  • Last outbound (to North Charleston area) trip is 8:25pm

In order to effectively handle anticipated large volumes of passengers, pedestrians and vehicle traffic; slight detours may occur and additional service may be deployed on Route 4 for Thursday and Friday.  Buses will run about every 30 minutes, as traffic permits.

Route Service Thursday April 5th & Friday April 6th

On Thursday, April 5th and Friday April 6th due to Bridge Run traffic combined with the Volvo Car Open and Flowertown festival visitors; expect possible delays due to anticipated high volumes of traffic.

All buses including Express buses will be running on regular schedule but will be affected by the high volumes of traffic.

Any extreme delays may affect the Bus Tracker and Text or Call for Next Bus functions.  Please call customer service for route information if your route is severely delayed at 843-724-7420.


Route Service Day of Bridge Run – Saturday April 7, 2018

On Saturday, April 7, 2018 all routes that travel into the downtown area will be affected by road closures, detours and high volumes of traffic, expect possible delays.

  • DASH route 211 will not start until the race is completed.  DASH 210 and 213 will run on a detour.
  • Routes 10, 11, 20, 30, 31, 33, 40, and 41 will all have detours.  Click CARTA 2018 Bridge Run Service Impacts to view all detours and stops that will be missed during the detours along with alternate stops to use until service returns to regular service after the streets are reopened.
  • Express Route 4 will run regular service, but the drop off point downtown will near Cannon and King St.

Mt. Pleasant Service:

In order to be as efficient as possible to transport our passengers around Mt. Pleasant and to Downtown while the bridge is closed during the Bridge Run, Routes 40 and 41 will run as follows on Saturday morning 4/7/18:

  • Rt. 40 has three vehicles dedicated to it.  One bus will circulate only in the Mt. Pleasant area.  Using Towne Center as a transfer point, passengers can transfer to the other two Rt. 40 buses that will travel back and forth to the Downtown area via I526 until the completion of the race.
  • Rt. 41 will run only in Mt. Pleasant on a detour until the race is completed.  It will also stop at Towne Center as a transfer point to the Rt. 40 that will be traveling downtown.

Expect some delays on these routes until the bridge has reopened and service returns to normal.

Click CARTA 2018 Bridge Run Service Impacts  to view detours and missing stops for Saturday service

Bus Tracker and Text or Call for Next Bus features:

Saturday morning and early afternoon the Bus Tracker and Text or Call for next bus features will not be working for impacted routes that will be detouring including:

  • DASH routes 210,211,213
  • Routes 10,11,20,30,31,33, 40,41

The functions should return to normal after routes get back on regular schedule when all streets are reopened at the conclusion of the race.

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