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Hurricane Florence Update 1: CARTA Will Begin Emergency Circulator Service at Noon On Sept. 11

REGULAR SERVICE PLANNED TO CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY CARTA will begin operating an emergency circulator on the Charleston Peninsula beginning at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The 14-stop circulator, which can be viewed here, will offer pick-up hourly. All riders are encouraged to call the Charleston County Emergency Public Information Line at (843) 746-3900 with any […]

CARTA Hurricane Florence Information

Please note CARTA service could be impacted well before landfall. If you rely on the system for transportation, please make preparations, such as trips to the store, now. Information will be made available here on an on ongoing basis. Check back regularly for updates regarding CARTA service. HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE 4 CARTA TO RESUME REGULAR […]

September 9, 2018 Route Changes

On Sunday September 9, 2018 several routes will have minor modifications to improve the efficiency and on time performance. Please click on the individual schedules below for details on all modifications. HOP Route 7 HOP route 7 will have modifications to the late night hours – view the schedule for details Route 13 Remount Road […]

HOP Shuttle Ridership Surpasses 11,400 in August, Again Sets Record

OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE ADJUSTMENTS TO SERVICE TIMING Ridership on the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority’s (CARTA) Hospitality on Peninsula (HOP) shuttle surpassed 11,400 in August, the fourth-straight record-setting month for the pilot park-and-ride program and up more than 1,400 riders over the previous month. System officials also announced a number of adjustments to the popular service, […]

September Service Impacts

The following service impacts will occur due to special events and inclement weather throughout the Lowcountry region during the month of September. King Tides (Sept. 7-9, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.): Flooding in the usual areas, Routes 11 and 213. Southern Fried Chicken Challenge (Sept. 8, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.): Riverfront Park at 1001 Everglades Ave, North Charleston. Shaggin’ on the Cooper […]

BCDCOG Receives $1.5 Million in Federal Grant Funds for Battery-Electric Buses

Council partnered with S.C.-based bus manufacturer Proterra The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) has been awarded $1.5 million in funding as a part of the Federal Transportation Authority (FTA) Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. BCDCOG, one of 23 agencies nationwide to receive funds, will purchase an initial trio of zero-emission, battery-electric vehicles from Greenville, […]

Intelligent Transportation System Request for Proposal

Description: The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to purchase and install a well proven, industry standard, integrated package of public transit ITS hardware and software intended to assist dispatch and communications, capture data for transit system planning and management analysis, facilitate enhanced safety and security and provide enhanced public information. Solicitation #: COG2018-04 Submit […]

HOP Shuttle Sets Ridership Record for Third Straight Month, Surpasses 10,000 for first time

Ridership on the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority’s Hospitality on Peninsula (HOP) Shuttle surpassed 10,000 in July, the third-straight record-setting month for the pilot park-and-ride program. “There is clear demand and need for this service, which has proven particularly valuable to the hospitality and food and beverages industries,” said CARTA board chairman Mike Seekings. “We hope that […]

Flooding related service

FINAL UPDATE 2:30PM All routes have returned to regular routes and schedules. UPDATE 12:30PM – All routes have returned to regular routes except routes 20 and 102.  Expect some delays as routes return to regular schedules. UPDATE 12:10 PM – America street is now open.  Routes 11, 41 and 213 are resuming regular routes and […]

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