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Inclement Weather Threat-Hurricane Michael

CARTA Hurricane Matthew Information Due to the threat of inclement weather from Hurricane Michael, along with King tides this week, expect possible delays and detours in service, especially in the downtown area starting on Wednesday 10/10/18. Any changes in service will be posted here, please check back periodically for updates.

CARTA Drivers, Notable Residents Compete in Annual Bus “Roadeo” Driving Skills Challenge

Obstacle course at North Charleston Coliseum to provide stern test If you think driving in Charleston traffic is hard, try doing it in a 40-foot bus. That’s what a quartet of notable Charlestonians will be tasked with when they join Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) drivers in the transit system’s annual Bus “Roadeo” at […]

October Service Impacts

The following service impacts will occur due to special events and inclement weather throughout the Lowcountry region during the month of October: Hope for Healing Walk 2018 (Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.): Start/Finish at Seacoast Church, 5505 N Rhett Ave, North Charleston with walk around the neighborhood (Routes 13 and 104). King Tides (Oct. […]

BCDCOG LowGoTober Commuter Challenge Offers Prizes for Smart Commuting Oct. 22-26

Win Big While Helping the Environment and Reducing Traffic Lowcountry residents who trade in driving alone for a more sustainable commute could win tasty prizes in October. That’s when the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) Lowcountry Go commuter services program is sponsoring the first-ever LowGoTober challenge. The event, which takes place Oct. 22-26, is aimed […]

CARTA’s Latest Tech Updates Include Live Chat and Upgraded Transit App

Effort Aligns With BCDCOG’s Push to Use Advanced Technology CHARLESTON, S.C. (SEPT. 18, 2018) –​ The Charleston Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) has added a “live chat” feature to its website, providing an additional way for riders to connect with customer support online and in real-time. The new tool, which was recently soft-launched, has spurred a reduction […]

HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE 4: CARTA to resume regularly scheduled service on Sunday, Sept. 16

HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE 4 CARTA TO RESUME REGULAR SERVICE ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 INFORMATION ON ROUTES AND SCHEDULES AVAILABLE AT RIDECARTA.COM NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (SEPT. 15, 2018) – In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, CARTA will resume regularly scheduled service beginning Sunday, Sept. 16. Riders can sign up for push alerts by downloading the Transit App on Apple […]

HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE 3: CARTA to Suspend All Operations at 9 P.M. Sept.12

EMERGENCY EVACUATION SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE SEPT. 13 AT CHARLESTON COUNTY’S DIRECTION CARTA will suspend all operations at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Limited emergency evacuation services will resume on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Charleston County’s direction. CARTA will operate an emergency circulator on the Charleston Peninsula throughout the day Wednesday. The 14-stop circulator, […]

HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE 2: CARTA Will End Emergency Service for the Day at 6 P.M.; Regular Operations to Continue Into Wednesday

EMERGENCY EVACUATION SERVICES ALSO AVAILABLE FROM 8 A.M. TO 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY, AS CONDITIONS PERMIT CARTA will end emergency services at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, and resume operating an emergency circulator on the Charleston Peninsula beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The 14-stop circulator, which can be viewed here, will offer […]

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 […]

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