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Route Service Day of Bridge Run – Saturday April 6, 2024

Route Service Day of Bridge Run – Saturday April 6, 2024

On Saturday, April 6th all routes that travel into the downtown area will be affected by road closures, detours and high volumes of traffic, expect possible delays.

  • DASH routes 210 and 211 will not start until the race is completed.  DASH 213 will run on a detour.
  • Routes 10, 11, 20, 30, 31, 33, 40, and 41 will all have detours.  Click the link below to view all detours that will be in effect until service returns to regular service after the roads are reopened.

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 4/06/24:

  • 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.

Riders are encouraged to use the transit app and/or the Text or Call for Next Bus (843-202-4410) features for real time route information. Customer service representatives can be reached at 843-724-7420 and will be available through the chat feature located here at ridecarta.com.

Click CARTA 2024 Bridge Run route detours  to view detours that will occur the day of the bridge run – Saturday, April 6, 2024.

CARTA, TriCounty Link to offer seniors ages 55 and up free rides on February 19

FREE FARE PROMOTION CELEBRATES SENIOR INDEPENDENCE MONTH

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 15, 2024) – The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA), and TriCounty Link (TCL) will offer free rides to seniors ages 55 and older on Monday, Feb. 19. The free fair promotion celebrates February as Senior Independence Month. It is the first of several such days planned for 2024.

Riders are asked to present a valid photo ID when boarding.

“Access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation is critical to providing seniors in our region the independence they deserve,” said CARTA Board Chairman Mike Seekings. “We’re excited to offer this benefit to our riders and encourage everyone eligible to take advantage of this opportunity to try the system – for free.”

CARTA and TCL will operate on a normal schedule for Presidents Day, Feb. 19. The CARTA system map is available here. Riders can view the TCL route schedule here.


ABOUT CARTA

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.

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MEDIA CONTACTS

Daniel Brock, Regional Strategist
BCDCOG
(919) 820-2612
danielb@bcdcog.com 

Daniel Monroe
BGRM
(843) 422-0682
dmonroe@buffalogroupe.com

Rt. 31 Detour due to water main break – Effective 02/12/24

Due to a water main repair near Fort Johnson Rd., Rt. 31 will be detouring until further notice.  See map for the detour.  Several stops will be missed along Secessionville Rd. and Fort Johnson Rd. including:

680 Folly Rd / Fort Johnson
658 Fort Johnson Rd / Jeffords St
531 Fort Johnson Rd / Freer St
659 Fort Johnson Rd / Secessionville Rd
657 Secessionville Rd / Sineca Pl
656 Secessionville Rd / Thomas Johnson Park
655 Secessionville Rd / Westmoreland Ave

 

 

Call 843-724-7420 with any questions.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The public is hereby advised that a public meeting will be held by CARTA (Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority).
THURSDAY 10/12/23 – CARTA SuperStop Facility (Rivers Avenue @ Cosgrove Avenue, North Charleston) drop in for information and feedback between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
The purpose of this meeting is to consider possible route modifications to the Route 104.
Interested parties are invited to attend the Open House and express their views. Comments should be submitted in writing to CARTA, 5790 Casper Padgett Way, North Charleston, SC 29406 or askcarta@ridecarta.com by 10/23/23.

Link below has official notice and map of proposed route for reference.

Route 104 Modifications Public Meeting Notice

Notice of Business Open House

The public is hereby advised that a Business Open House will be held by CARTA (Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority).
WEDNESDAY 10/11/23 – Clemson’s Zucker Family Graduate Education Center (1240 Supply Street, North Charleston) drop in for information and feedback between 10:00 AM to 12:00
PM.
The purpose of this Open House is to consider possible route modifications to the Route 104. Interested parties are invited to attend the Open House and express their views. Comments should be submitted in writing to CARTA, 5790 Casper Padgett Way, North Charleston, SC 29406 or askcarta@ridecarta.com by 10/23/23.

Link below has official notice and map of proposed route for reference.

Route 104 Modifications Business Open House Notice

Hurricane Idalia – Service Update 2

Inclement weather threat 8/30/23 UPDATE 2

In light of current weather predictions including heavy winds, CARTA officials have announced several route adjustments to begin this afternoon:

  • Rt. 30 will still operate with one vehicle on an hourly schedule.
  • Rt. 31 & Rt. 33: Buses will detour using Spring and Cannon St. to avoid the James Island Connector
  • Rt. 40: The last trip leaving Mary St. into Mt. Pleasant at 4:30pm. The last trip leaving Hungry Neck is at 5:10pm arriving at Mary St. at 5:54pm.
  • Rt. 41: Last trip leaving Mary St. at 4:30pm and will leave Stuart Engals Blvd at 5:15pm arriving at Mary St. at 5:55pm.
  • Rt. 42- Schedule runs as is.

Check back periodically on ridecarta.com, social media and the Transit app for the latest updates as the storm progresses.

 

 

Inclement weather threat 8/30/23 UPDATE 1

11am (8/30/23) – CARTA officials continue to closely monitor Hurricane Idalia.  At this time, all services other than the ones listed below are running as scheduled, however riders should anticipate some delays and detours, especially in flood-prone areas.  Riders are encouraged to follow us @RideCARTA on social media and check the website periodically for any announcements regarding any service updates.  Announcements and alerts will also be posted on the Transit app and Google Transit.

  • Route 203 Medical Shuttle – Service currently suspended
  • Express – PM service has been suspended

At this time service expected to resume on 08/31/23.

 

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