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Charleston Half Marathon Detours Jan. 14, 2023

See below for list CARTA detours for the Charleston Half Marathon January 14, 2023

Rt 10

Inbound

  • From Rivers @ Cosgrove
  • Right on Cosgrove
  • Right on I-26 East (To Charleston)
  • Exit on Ext #217. Stay to the right and follow exit to Meeting St. Rd.
  • Continue on regular route

Outbound

  • From Meeting St. Rd. after Pittsburgh Ave.
  • Veer left to get onto I-26
  • Exit on Ext 216B Cosgrove
  • Continue on Cosgrove across Rivers Ave. (To go around the Superstop)
  • Right on Navajo St.
  • Right on Cherokee St.
  • Right on Rivers Ave.
  • Continue on regular route.

Rt 11

Inbound

  • From Rivers @ Cosgrove
  • Right on Cosgrove
  • Right on I-26 East (To Charleston)
  • Exit on Ext #217. Stay to the left to wards Bainbridge Connector.
  • Exit Bainbridge
  • Left on Bainbridge (1st light)
  • Left at Stromboli (2nd Light)
  • Right on Spruill Ave.
  • Right on Grayson
  • Right on North Carolina
  • Continue on regular route.

Outbound

  • Continue on N. Carolina to Grayson
  • Left on Grayson
  • Left on Spruill Ave.
  • Right on Meeting St. Rd.
  • Veer left to get onto I-26
  • Exit on Ext 216B Cosgrove
  • Continue on Cosgrove across Rivers Ave. (To go around the Superstop)
  • Right on Navajo St.
  • Right on Cherokee St.
  • Right on Rivers Ave.
  • Continue on regular route.

Rt 13

Inbound

  • From N. Rhett
  • Continue around Circle to S. Rhett
  • Left on S. Rhett
  • Right on Helm
  • Left on Rivers
  • Continue to the Superstop.

Outbound

  • From Rivers @ Cosgrove
  • Right on Navajo St.
  • Right on Cherokee St.
  • Right on Rivers Ave.
  • Right on Helm Ave
  • Left on S. Rhett
  • Continue around Circle to N. Rhett

Rt 104

Inbound

  • From E. Montague
  • Continue around circle to S. Rhett
  • Left on S. Rhett
  • Right on Helm
  • Left on Rivers
  • Continue to the Superstop.

Outbound

  • From Rivers @ Cosgrove
  • Continue on Rivers Ave to Helm Ave.
  • Right on Helm Ave
  • Left on S. Rhett
  • Right on Park Circle
  • Continue on regular route.

Rt 213 (Loop)

Stand down at the Visitor center if caught east of King St. Otherwise:

  • From Bee St. Just before the VA
  • Right on Cherry (Blow Horn and wave VA stop passengers over)
  • Right on Cross Town/Cannon
  • Continue on Cannon.
  • Right on St. Philip
  • Right on Calhoun (Blow Horn and wave C of C stop passengers over)

Rt 211 (Loop)

Stand down if caught on Spring St. Otherwise:

  • From Visitor Center
  • Right into the Bus Shed
  • Right on Ann St.
  • Right on Meeting St.
  • Left on Broad St. Continue on Regular route until Wragg Square
  • Left on Wragg Square
  • Right on Meeting
  • Right on John St.

Rt 210 (Loop)

Stand down if caught west of King St. Otherwise:

  • From Visitor Center
  • Right into the Bus Shed
  • Right on Ann St. Continue through Meeting St. to Elizabeth St.
  • Right on Elizabeth St.
  • Left on Calhoun St.
  • Continue on regular route to the Aquarium.

Rt 20 (Loop)

  • From Meeting @ Chalmers continue to Brigade St.
  • Right on Brigade St.
  • Left on Morrison Dr.
  • Left on Meeting St.
  • Left on S. Market
  • Right on E. Bay
  • Right on Broad
  • Right on Meeting

Rt30

Inbound

  • From Cannon St.
  • Left on Ashley Ave.
  • Right on Crosstown
  • Exit on Romney
  • Right on Romney
  • Right on Meeting
  • Right on Wragg Square. Continue to Transit mall

Outbound

  • From Mary St.
  • Left on Meeting St.
  • Left on Cypress St.
  • Left on the Ramp to Septima Clark
  • Right on Shephard
  • Left on Rutledge Ave.
  • Right on Spring- Stay in the left lane to go over Hwy17- Lockwood overpass.
  • Continue on regular route.

Rt33 and 31

Inbound

  • From Calhoun St.
  • Left on Ashley Ave.
  • Right on Crosstown
  • Exit on Romney
  • Right on Romney
  • Right on Meeting
  • Right on Wragg Square. Continue to Transit mall

Outbound

  • From Mary St.
  • Left on Meeting St.
  • Left on Cypress St.
  • Left on the Ramp to Septima Clark
  • Right on Shephard
  • Left on Rutledge
  • Right on Calhoun- Continue on regular route.

CARTA Announces Free Service on Christmas Day

The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will offer free service to all riders on Christmas Day.

The annual promotion – offered system-wide Dec. 25 – is an opportunity for CARTA to give back to its riders during the holiday season.

“It’s our pleasure each year to help our riders make the most out of their holiday by offering free Christmas Day service as our gift to you,” CARTA Board Chairman Mike Seekings said. “On behalf of all of us here at CARTA, we’re wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.”

Please note: CARTA services operate on a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day.

CARTA Wants Your Feedback on the Payment Experience!

Greetings CARTA Rider –

On behalf of the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) the Riley Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston is conducting a study on CARTA customer payment needs. Responses to this survey are anonymous and confidential and will help to inform CARTA of ways to improve the customer payment experience. It should take you no more than 5-7 minutes to complete this survey.  You can access this survey by clicking here, at the link below or by scanning the QR code below with your phone.  No personal information will be collected or shared through this survey and you are able to quit at any time.  Please feel free to share this link with other CARTA riders.  Thank you for your time and your feedback.

bit.ly/tokentransit

 

Annual CARTA Bike Giveaway Returns in Partnership With Second Chance Bikes

The entry period for CARTA’s annual holiday bike giveaway in partnership with Second Chance Bikes is now open and will run through 11:59 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2022.

To nominate yourself or a friend, send a direct message to CARTA via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram containing the name and phone number of the nominee. Five winners will be selected at random and contacted following the end of the entry period.

CARTA Board Chairman Mike Seekings will present the group of winners with their refurbished bikes during a giveaway event the morning of Dec. 16 at CARTA headquarters in North Charleston.

“Each year, we look forward to teaming up with the folks at Second Chance Bikes to host this giveaway for our riders,” Seekings said. “It’s a fun start to the holiday season and a great way to show our appreciation for those who use CARTA.”

Tropical Storm Nicole service announcement – 11.09.22

CARTA officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nicole and its potential local impacts. Riders are encouraged to follow @RideCARTA on social media and check the website periodically for announcements regarding possible storm-related service adjustments. Announcements and alerts will also be posted on the Transit app and Google Transit.”

Veterans, Active Duty Military Ride for Free on Veterans Day

All U.S. armed services veterans and current military personnel can ride CARTA for free on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.

“Veterans and military personnel make great sacrifices for our country. Allowing them to ride for free on Veterans Day is one small way CARTA and TriCounty Link can say thank you,” said Mike Seekings, the CARTA board chairman.

A military ID, service photo, a memento – such as a veterans cap or other similar items – will be enough to get veterans and current military on board at no cost.

CARTA To Offer Free Ride To Polls On Election Day, Nov. 8

The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will offer free rides to those making trips to the voting polls on Election Day, Nov. 8, to allow citizens to easily and efficiently access their polling location.

To receive fare-free service, riders are asked to communicate with their driver that they are traveling to or from their polling location.

Riders can locate their designated polling location by visiting scvotes.gov. The CARTA system map is available here.

“Turning out at the polls on Election Day is among our most critical civic duties, and we’re glad to play a small role in helping folks get there,” said Mike Seekings, CARTA Board of Directors Chairman. “I encourage folks to get out and vote next Tuesday, and to use CARTA to get there – free of charge.”

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