Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority

CARTA connects Charleston-area transit riders to work, school, healthcare, tourist attractions, the airport and more.

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Senior Free Ride Dates 2023


Senior FREE Ride Day-Annual promotion to encourage seniors (55+) to learn about the system and as a thank you to our regular senior riders.

Every year CARTA has one day per quarter that seniors riders 55+ can ride all routes for free.  This is the perfect opportunity to get some shopping done, visit friends or family or simply explore the city and our different routes.

  • Monday, February 20th (National Senior Independence Month)
  • Wednesday, May 31st (National Senior Health and Fitness Day)
  • Monday, August 21st (National Senior Citizen Day)
  • Saturday, December 16th (Happy Holidays)

If you have any questions, please call (843) 724-7420 for more info.

Senior Ride Free Poster 2023

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Transit App

Download “Transit” and travel like a true Charlestonian.

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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Download TransitApp from Google Play Store
Download TransitApp from Apple Store