Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority

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Hurricane Dorian Information

Sept. 6 Update
Final Update, NOON: We are rolling at full-speed. Please call 724-7420 with any Customer Service issues. #ByeDorian

8:30 a.m.: Most routes are at full service or will be shortly. Only Route 203 Medical Shuttle will not run today.

6:50 a.m.: Buses have returned to the CARTA bus yard from off-site hurricane staging and drivers are performing pre-trip inspections. Rollout anticipated to begin at 7 a.m.


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE 4

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 5, 2019, 9 p.m.) – 

  • CARTA will resume operations Friday, Sept. 6, as fleet vehicles are returned from off-site hurricane stationing.
  • Morning service will be impacted as local officials work to clear roadways and return power to traffic signals. Anticipate heavy delays in the morning.
  • Dominion Energy is also currently working to restore power to the CARTA dispatch center.
  • Regular bus ervice is expected to be fully restored by noon.
  • Please monitor RideCARTA.com and CARTA social media channels for updates.
  • CARTA Customer Service can be reached at (843) 724-7420 from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE 3

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 4, 2019, 4 p.m.) – 

  • CARTA will suspend all operations, including the Hurricane Evacuation Peninsula Circulator, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, as previously planned, in anticipation of hazardous weather conditions.

  • Service will remain suspended until further notice and will resume as directed by state and local officials.


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE 2

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 3, 2019, 2 p.m.) –

CARTA will operate a Hurricane Evacuation Peninsula Circulator until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Riders are asked to be at stops with blue hurricane evacuation signs by 6 p.m.for pickup and transportation to Charleston County shelters.

CARTA will operate a Hurricane Evacuation Peninsula Circulator from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Shuttle service could be impacted if winds reach 30 miles per hour or greater. Regular CARTA service is remains suspended until further notice.

A Hurricane Evacuation Peninsula Circulator map is available here: https://bit.ly/2jSY7co

Note: Charleston County coordinates emergency pickups off the peninsula. A list of Hurricane Evacuation stops is available in the Charleston County Hurricane Preparedness Guide.

CARTA’s role in emergency operations is threefold:
– Pickups from designated hurricane stops (blue signs) on the peninsula.
– Transportation of residents with pets.
– Transportation of paratransit residents.

All pick-up requests or questions regarding emergency service should be directed to the Charleston County Helpline at (843) 746-3900. For assistance in Spanish, call (843) 746-3909.


HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE 1

North Charleston, S.C. (Sept. 2, 2019, Noon) –

  • CARTA will suspend regular operations at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2 until further notice.
  • The system will operate on a Sunday schedule until 8 p.m. Monday. This was previously planned due to the Labor Day holiday. 
  • In addition to regular service, CARTA will run a Hurricane Evacuation Peninsula Circulator from noon – 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 and again from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The circulator will service 14 downtown stops with blue Hurricane Evacuation signs.
  • A Hurricane Evacuation Peninsula Circulator map is available here.
  • Note: Charleston County coordinates emergency pickups off the peninsula. A list of Hurricane Evacuation stops is available in the Charleston County Hurricane Preparedness Guide.
  • CARTA’s role in emergency operations is threefold:
    • Pickups from designated hurricane stops (blue signs) on the peninsula.
    • Transportation of residents with pets. 
    • Transportation of paratransit residents.
  • All pick-up requests or questions regarding emergency service should be directed to the Charleston County Helpline at (843) 746-3900. For assistance in Spanish, call (843) 746-3909.

HURRICANE DORIAN PREP
Sunday, Sept. 1

There will likely be significant impacts to CARTA operations this week, including suspension of service. We encourage riders to prepare for Hurricane Dorian now and make any necessary trips as soon as possible. If and when service is going to be impacted, we will share details on social media and with the news media.

Please remember that CARTA’s role in emergency operations is threefold:
– Pickups from designated hurricane stops (blue signs) on the peninsula.
– Transportation of residents with pets.
– Transportation of paratransit residents.

Note: Charleston County handles off-peninsula hurricane stop pickups.
There will likely be significant impacts to CARTA operations this week, including suspension of service. We encourage riders to prepare for Hurricane Dorian now and make any necessary trips as soon as possible. If and when service is going to be impacted, we will share details on social media and with the news media.

Please remember that CARTA’s role in emergency operations is threefold:
– Pickups from designated hurricane stops (blue signs) on the peninsula.
– Transportation of residents with pets.
– Transportation of paratransit residents.

Note: Charleston County handles off-peninsula hurricane stop pickups.

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