NEW Mobile onboard validators go into use starting Wednesday July 10th

Students Ride Free

And our buses come with free wifi!

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Free Student Fare Pilot Program

CARTA has launched a new Free Student Fare pilot program that allows students in the system’s service area ages 6 and older to ride CARTA for free. (Kids 5 and under already rode at no-cost.) The new program is available to both public and private school students and applies to all CARTA services.

The program is currently slated to run through December 2019 on a pilot basis and will be monitored for possible extension. Students will not be required to show ID in order to board at this time.

CARTA buses can be tracked in real time by downloading the Transit App. Questions regarding the program should be directed to CARTA Marketing and Communications Manager, Michelle Emerson at memerson@bcdcog.com or 843-529-0400.

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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
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