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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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Winter Weather Storm Advisories January 2022

8 P.M. UPDATE – Service Advisory No.4|

Lanes have reopened on the Ravenel Bridge and routes are returning to regular schedules. Riders should check back periodically for updates on potential route disruptions if ice issues occur as temperatures rise during the day on Sunday (1.23.22).

Service Advisory No.4| Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 6:00 p.m.

All Northbound lanes of the Ravenel Bridge and the 2 inside Southbound lanes are currently closed to traffic due to falling ice from the suspension cables. In order to be as efficient as possible to transport our passengers around Mt. Pleasant and to Downtown while the bridge is closed routes 30/40 and 41 will run as follows:

  • Rt. 41 will run only in Mt. Pleasant on a detour until the bridge reopens.  It will also stop at Towne Center as a transfer point to the Rt. 40 vehicles that will be traveling downtown.
  • Rt. 30/40 has three vehicles dedicated to it.  One bus will circulate as Route 30 only. Using Towne Center as a transfer point, passengers can transfer from Rt. 41 to the other two Rt. 40 buses that will travel back and forth to the Downtown area via I526 until the bridge reopens.

Expect some delays on these routes until the bridge has reopened and service returns to normal.

Service Advisory No.3 | Friday, Jan. 21st, 1:00 p.m.

As inclement weather conditions progress, service may start late, end early, or be suspended if roads and/or bridges close and it becomes unsafe to continue operations.

Current service impacts:

  • All Express service and Route 203 will start 1 hour early this afternoon
  • All Express service will end 1 hour early this evening
  • Route 203 -The last trip from Jonathan Lucas will be at 8:30 p.m.
  • All other fixed-routes expected to run as regularly scheduled throughout the day as long as conditions permit
  • Expect potential service disruptions and possible service suspension for routes running after 7 p.m.
  • Saturday (Delayed start) – All routes expected to start running at 10 a.m. pending weather and road conditions.

Staff continues to closely monitor weather and road conditions on Friday and Saturday.  Conditions could change very rapidly and riders are encouraged to take any necessary trips earlier today before condition deteriorate and check RideCARTA.com periodically for service updates.

Service Advisory No.2 Thursday, Jan. 20th 7:00 p.m.

All Express service and Route 203 will start 1 hour earlier tomorrow due to early closures and inclement weather. 

At this time, all other CARTA fixed- route services are scheduled to run as regularly scheduled on Friday and Saturday.  However, conditions could change very rapidly and riders should be prepared to check RideCARTA.com periodically for service updates.

As inclement weather conditions progress, service may start late, end early, or be suspended if roads and/or bridges close and it becomes unsafe to continue operations.

Service delays, detours or suspension notifications will be sent via the following channels:

  • RideCARTA.com
  • Social Media: Facebook: @rideCARTA, Twitter: @rideCARTA @CARTA_Alerts)
  • The “Transit” app: Riders are encouraged to download the app for service change notifications     
  • Announcements will also be provided to local media 

Staff will continue to closely monitor reports and conditions on Friday and Saturday to determine if additional service modifications are required.

Service Advisory No.1 Thursday, Jan. 20th 4:00 p.m.

At this time, all CARTA fixed- route services are scheduled to run as regularly scheduled on Friday and Saturday.

However, conditions could change very rapidly and riders should be prepared to check RideCARTA.com periodically for service updates.

As inclement weather conditions progress, service may start late, end early, or be suspended if roads and/or bridges close and it becomes unsafe to continue operations.

Service delays, detours or suspension notifications will be sent via the following channels:

  • RideCARTA.com
  • Social Media: Facebook: @rideCARTA, Twitter: @rideCARTA @CARTA_Alerts)
  • The “Transit” app: Riders are encouraged to download the app for service change notifications     
  • Announcements will also be provided to local media 

Staff will be closely monitoring reports throughout the day as well as conditions on Friday and Saturday.  Transit operations are essential and any suspended service will be as brief as possible.

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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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