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Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority

CARTA connects Charleston-area transit riders to work, school, healthcare, tourist attractions, the airport and more.

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CARTA DBE Goals 2020-2022

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) and Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) announces a DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE GOAL FOR FY 2020-2022

CARTA and the BCDCOG have both established an overall goal of 5% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in Federal-funded contracts through the Federal Transit Administration.  A description of the methodology used to develop the goal is available for public inspection and comment for thirty (30) days from the date of this notice.  The document will be available between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday at the BCDCOG Offices located at 5790 Casper Padgett Way, North Charleston, SC 29406.  Public comments regarding the goal will be accepted at the address above or at contact@bcdcog.com.  Qualified DBE firms are encouraged to participate in the SCDOT Unified Certification Program.

This is the CARTA’s and BCDCOG’s final DBE Usage Goal unless substantial comment is received and would constitute a change the goal as presented above.


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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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