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Senior Free Ride Day-Saturday 08.21.21

August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day which was created to give back to seniors that have impacted our lives and to recognize the achievements of those who have already given so much.  The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and for all they have done and continue to do–we owe our seniors our thanks and gratitude.  Seniors 55 and older simply show your ID and ride all routes free on Saturday. This is the perfect opportunity to get some shopping done, visit friends or family or simply explore the city and our different routes.

The final Senior Free Ride day for 2021 will be on Saturday, December 11th. To learn more about this program click SeniorsFreeRide.

Notice of Public Hearing: Route 32

The public is hereby advised that a public hearing will be offered by the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) and the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) at the CARTA Superstop at 2101 Cosgrove Ave, North Charleston, 29405.  The purpose of the hearing is the consideration of increased frequency of Route 32-North Bridge between North Charleston and West Ashley, seven days a week starting in fall 2021. 

Interested parties are invited to express their views. 

Date: Monday, 08/30/21

Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm

Those unable to attend in person can do so online via Zoom at:

https://bit.ly/3scZVMj

Those who find it necessary to meet in person, staff will be available during the times listed above at the Superstop. Masks are required. Individuals can also submit comments and questions prior to the meeting to serviceplanning@bcdcog.com and include Rt. 32 in the subject line.

For any additional questions please call (843) 529-0400.

Questions or concerns should be addressed to: Jon Dodson, Senior Transit Planner

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.

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