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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 […]

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 […]

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