The CARTA Board of Directors voted on Aug. 22, 2019, to extend Free Student Fares program through December.
“We’ve seen great utilization and received incredible feedback on the program,” said CARTA Board of Directors Chairman Mike Seekings. “It makes a lot of sense to keep the program going into the new school year.”
The Free Student Fare program is available to both public and private school students ages 6 and applies to all CARTA services. (Children under 5 also ride for free.) Students are not required to show ID.
CARTA buses can be tracked in real-time by downloading the Transit App. Trips can be planned and details on CARTA routes and services can be found at RideCARTA.com. Questions regarding the program should be directed to CARTA marketing and communications manager Michelle Emerson, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 529-0333.