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Town of Mount Pleasant, BCDCOG Conducting Transit Study

The Town of Mount Pleasant and Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments are partnering on a town-wide
transit study, with Phase I to focus on the public transportation needs and desires of residents and businesses. An online survey is available through Aug. 17 here (https://surveymonkey.com/r/mtptransit). Paper copies of the survey are available at Mount Pleasant Town Hall. A public open house will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Town Hall foyer to share findings and gather input on what future transit service should look like in Mount Pleasant.

“It’s very important to us that we offer service where there is demand and need,” said BCDCOG Executive Director Ron Mitchum. “Our goal is to put the right service in the right area at the right time, and one way to ensure we achieve that is to speak directly with riders and would-be riders.”

Those who would like to stay updated on the study or have specific questions are asked to email BCDCOG principal planner Sharon Hollis at sharonh@bcdcog.com. Recent CARTA outreach has included discussions regarding service with officials of Folly Beach
and Isle of Palms, as well as residents of Daniel Island, who can add their feedback at ridecarta.com/danielisland.

“Lowcountry residents have realized that public transit and other transportation alternatives are going to have to be in the mix if we’re going to avoid long-term gridlock,” Mitchum said.

Daniel Island Transit Listening Session Set for July 17

Representatives from CARTA, TriCounty Link and the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) will be available to hear islanders ideas and answer questions regarding public transit, with a focus on what services are needed on Daniel Island.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, 1-3 p.m.

WHO: CARTA, TriCounty Link and BCDCOG staff

WHERE: Daniel Island Library, 2301 Daniel Island Drive

WHY: As Charleston’s public transportation provider, CARTA always want to hear from residents. With this session, the authority hopes to gain insight on the public transit needs of Daniel Island residents and businesses.

July 4, 2018 Holiday Service Reminder

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018 all service will operate on a Sunday schedule.  No Express service will operate except Express 4.  If your route does not operate on Sundays it will not operate on the holiday.  Happy 4th of July and have a safe holiday.

CARTA June Board Meeting Update

Please note: The June CARTA Board meeting to be held at 1 p.m Thursday, June 21, at the CARTA facility located at 3664 Leeds Avenue in North Charleston. This is a change from the normal day and location for CARTA meetings, and a live video feed will not be available.

North Charleston Park and Ride June 2018 Adjustment

On Friday 6/01/18, we were informed by Velocity that they will need at least 2 additional rows for the expected summer season, therefore starting immediately we will need most of our passengers to park in the overflow area (purple area).
The specific area CARTA passengers will no longer be able to park includes the first 6 rows of the current CARTA area near Rivers Ave. As you can see from the map below, you should be able to continue to park on the row where the old ATM was located.  Please refer to the map below to see the exact area.

We will have sandwich boards and caution tape or rope designating where to park and where not to park.  Please pay attention to signage in the coming weeks and DO NOT AT ANY TIME park in any spaces around the Velocity building or in the T-Mobile areas we have been communicating to you shown in red on the map below; please only park in the yellow or purple areas shown on the map below.  Please review the map carefully and pay attention to signage in the parking lot.

Currently we have space in the overflow (purple area), however if we start to run low on spaces we have additional overflow parking available and staff will provide that information when and if this issue occurs.  Staff will continue to be on site periodically each week to monitor and assist with the parking situation.

We hope this is the last adjustment to the Velocity area, however we should anticipate possible additional adjustments to the current parking area before our area is completed later this summer or fall.  This process has taken much longer and is more complicated than anyone anticipated.  We apologize for this ever-changing situation and we thank you for your continued patience as we continue to try to work with all our neighbors until our area is ready for use.

Please know we are trying our best not to cause disruptions to your daily routine while at the same time continuing to provide a place for everyone to park.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Holiday Service Reminder – Memorial Day 2018

  • All routes will run on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday May 28, 2018
  • All Express service except NASH Express 4 will not operate on Monday.  Route 41 also does not operate on Sundays, so it will not operate on Memorial Day.  HOP will run on a regular schedule as it does on Sundays
  • Please call customer service if you have any additional questions or concerns at 843-724-7420
  • Click Holiday Schedule to view all CARTA observed holidays (scroll down through the FAQ page)


CARTA Announces Revised, Increased Services Related to Wando Bridge Closure

CARTA will amend routes and provide extra service during the Wando Bridge closure. The changes include servicing water taxi locations and offering extra park-and-ride locations east of the Cooper River

Some east-west routes have been separated to limit impacts on other parts of the system. All changes will go into effect Monday, May 21. Full details are available at www.ridecarta.com/wandobridgeupdates.

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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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