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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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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Transit App

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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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