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CARTA Connects With Calvary Lutheran Church to Deliver Groceries to the Blind, Visually Impaired


Tel-A-Ride Paratransit Service Proves Itself Critical During Covid-19

NORTH CHARLESTON (May 12, 2020)  The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) recently partnered with a local church to deliver much-needed groceries to a host of blind and visually impaired residents in the Charleston area.

Joining with Calvary Lutheran Church in West Ashley, CARTA provided two Tel-A-Ride paratransit vans as delivery vehicles for the Friday afternoon support. (more…)

CARTA Takes Delivery of Local-Made Hand Sanitizer in Fight Against COVID-19

Local Distillery to Help Keep Public Transit Riders Healthy During Crisis

CHARLESTON (May 11, 2020) The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) received delivery of a 55-gallon container of hand sanitizer from a downtown Charleston distillery Monday.

Partnering with local spirit maker High Wire Distilling Company, CARTA picked up the drum filled with hand sanitizer, which will be used throughout the CARTA transit system in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 across the region. (more…)

Construction to Limit HOP Lot Access Through Early June

A Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments Program



NORTH CHARLESTON (April 1, 2020) Due to construction impacts, access to the HOP park-and-ride lot will be limited beginning Wednesday, April 8, with impacts projected to last through early June.

Motorists will still be able to access the lot via one of two driveways located on Conroy Street. The accessible driveway will change as the project progresses. Conroy Street will temporarily not be accessible via Morrison Drive.

The HOP bus stop will shift to Morrison Drive near the Charleston County Magistrates Court at 995 Morrison Drive (Stop 266) for the duration of the project. Riders who normally use Stop 509 should use the new, temporary HOP stop. Pedestrians should walk through the lot to reach the temporary stop.

Beginning Wednesday, April 8:

  • The Primary HOP stop will shift from Conroy Street (Stop 509) to Morrison Drive at the Charleston County Magistrates Court building (Stop 266).  Stop is located adjacent to the current park-and-ride lot.
  • Bus Stop 516 located at 930 NoMo will not be served during the project. Riders can use stop 266 in the interim.
  • The HOP shuttle may be detoured while on route, but detours will not affect any stops.
  • Passengers will need to access the HOP lot via Driveway 1 on Conroy Street (closest to Hanover Street) via Hanover Street. Conroy Street will not be accessible via Morrison Drive and Driveway 2 (closest to Morrison Drive) will be closed.

As construction continues through June, passengers can expect additional changes and possible delays in the area.  Staff will provide updates via transit app, driver announcements and area signage.


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, 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.


Marquel Coaxum, Account Supervisor
Rawle Murdy
(843) 475-4208

Daniel Brock, Regional Strategist
(919) 820-2612

Service Detours Due to Inclement Weather: Update 1

Due to heavy flooding in the area, the following routes will be detouring:


Rt. 10 and Rt. 11 – Routes will miss:

  • Stop #45 Meeting St. /Four Mile Lane
  • Stop #48 Meeting St./Murray’s Meat Market
  • Stop #49 Meeting St./Greenleaf Rd.
  • Stop #126 Meeting St./Cunnington Ave.

Rt. 102 – Route will miss:

  • Route will miss stop # 159 Moultrie Ave./Elmwood St.

Rt. 210 – Route will not miss any stops

Actual detour:

  • Route will stay straight on Wentworth St.
  •  Right on Pitt St.
  •  Right on Montagu St.
  •  Left on Coming St.

Rt. 211 – Route detouring near East Bay and N. Market St.  Route will miss:

  • Stop #558 Market/Meeting

Actual detour:

  • Route will make a right on to East Bay St. from N. Market St.
  • Left on Hassell St.
  • Right on Meeting St.

Rt. 213 – Route detouring near Westedge and Fishburne.  Route will miss:

  •  Stop #568 Fishbourne/Burke High School and
  • Stop #567 President/Line St.

Actual detour:

  • Route will make a right on Westedge from Fishburne
  • Left on Line St.
  • Left through the Hagood Parking Lot
  • Left on Fishburne
  • Left on Bee St.
  • Left on President.
  • Continue up to Ashley

Rt. 104 – Route detouring near Turnbull.  Route will miss: 

  • Stop#250 at Noisette/2nd St.

Actual detour:

  • 104 will stay straight on Turnbull
  • Right on St John (which turns into O’Hear)
  • Right on Buist (which turns into Virigina) then back on route

Rider Alert: Expect Service Delays in North Charleston-area Related to President Trump’s Visit

Rider Alert 02.28.2020
Beginning this afternoon and into this evening, please expect service delays and/or possible detours related to President Trump’s visit and subsequent road closures.

Potentially impacted routes include: Express 3, Express 4 and local routes 11, 12, 13 and 104, though traffic impacts could affect areas throughout the service area.

Customer service representatives will be standing by this afternoon at (843) 724-7420 to share details as they’re available.  Riders are also encouraged to download the transit app for real time arrival information regarding their route.

Updates will also be available via CARTA social media channels.

Update 1 – Express 4 Detour

Due to road closures in the Tanger Outlet area, Express 4 will not be able to service the following stops:

  • Stop 788 Fire Museum
  • Stop 789 Saks Fifth Ave.

Alternate stops for passengers in this area are as follows:

  • Stop 431 International Blvd./Centre Point
  • Stop 432 Centre point Dr./ Fashion
  • Stop 425 Centre Point Dr./Tanger Outlet Blvd.
  • Stop 409 Tanger Outlet/Hotel Rd.

*Riders please be advised this is subject to change

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