Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority

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

Plan Your Trip

Senior Free Ride Dates for 2018

Public transportation helps to keep seniors active and independent in our communities.  To encourage seniors to learn and use the public transit systems, CARTA and Tricounty Link have several days where seniors are allowed to ride for free.  Seniors are classified as individuals 55 and over and simply show your ID to board on the dates below to ride for free.

  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Saturday, May 2, 2018 – (National Senior Health and Fitness Day)
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – (National Senior Citizen Day)
  • Sunday, December 9, 2018

Email us at www.cruze@ridecarta.com if you or a group would like travel training with CARTA or Tricounty Link staff.

*CARTA SYSTEM – If you are approved for TelARide you can ride all regular route service for FREE every day (Excludes Express).

To download a flyer with dates click Senior Ride Free Flyer

Plan Your Trip
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.

View Transit 101

Download TransitApp from Google Play Store
Download TransitApp from Apple Store