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CARTA OnDemand UPDATE Effec. 7.19.21 New pilot partnership between CARTA, Uber and UZURV expanding service area and eligible facilities. /services/ondemand/

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CARTA Announces Free Seasonal Shuttle Service to Isle of Palms

Free BEACH REACH Shuttle to Run May Through September

UPDATE: Thanks to contributions from the Town of Mount Pleasant and the City of Isle of Palms, the Beach Reach Shuttle will be a fare-free for riders throughout the summer.

NORTH CHARLESTON (May 19, 2021) – The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) today announced details of the Beach Reach Shuttle for summer 2021. The hourly service, which launches May 29, will provide a new connection between Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms.

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HOP Temporary Suspension

HOP service will be temporarily suspended on May 8, 2021.  CARTA staff will continue to be in frequent contact with city officials regarding the service and hospitality needs and will continue to closely monitor traffic and parking patterns along with other parameters to determine when HOP service will return.   

Books on the Go: CCPL, CARTA Bring Free Books to Two Charleston Bus Stops

The Books on Buses program aims to increase access to library services and encourage literacy throughout Charleston County

Public transportation riders in Charleston County will now have access to free books for their rides. Charleston County Public Library and The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) have partnered to provide free books for all ages at two major bus stops in Charleston County.

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Inclement Weather Update 03.18.21

At this time we do not have plans to stop service this afternoon.  However, expect some delays and potential detours due to flooding in area, declining weather conditions and potential traffic volumes.  At times routes may have to pause in place where they are in route depending on conditions, but routes should resume on a regular service schedule as the weather and roadways permit.  We do suggest that if possible please try to make any trips before or after the inclement weather is expected.  Changes or suspensions to service will be posted on ridecarta.com and on all social media channels.  Please check the transit app to track the bus when possible.

Route 204 Discontinued Effective Feb. 26

CARTA customers be advised, as of Friday, February 26, 2021 Route 204 will no longer operate.

CARTA OnDemand is a new program providing service to the Route 204 service area.

Click to CARTA OnDemand view more information about CARTA OnDemand. Call 843-629-6284 for questions or concerns regarding Route 204 and/or CARTA OnDemand.

Route 31 Frequency Doubled Effective Feb. 8

Route improvements are coming to Folly Road with MORE frequency & wait times cut in half!

Starting on Monday Feb. 8, wait times will be cut in half! The route will now run every 45 minutes, doubling the frequency on the route.

More frequency means:

  • Less waiting — headways reduced to 45 minutes!
  • Better connections
  • Less-crowded buses

More frequency means…..A BETTER RIDE…A BETTER EXPERIENCE!!

CLICK HERE to view new schedule.

For more info call 724-7420 (Option 1)

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