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8:05 am on Friday August 1, 2014

Charleston ranks in bottom of public transport users

Charleston's bus service has grown, offered online route planning through Google Maps, and expanded service, however it's clear CARTA still has much room for growth. In an overview of the nations 290 tracked metro areas with public transport, the...
9:17 am on Sunday April 20, 2014

Old Amtrak stop to see new life as region's bus, taxi, train hub

Plans for a new intermodal taxi, train, bus transport hub at West Montague are being dropped in favor of redeveloping the area around the old Amtrak station.
5:30 am on Friday April 4, 2014

New bus routes connect airport, North Charleston, downtown

Two new North Area Shuttle (NASH) routes should help you get more easily between the airport, the outlets, Park Circle, and downtown Charleston when using CARTA.
9:40 am on Monday March 18, 2013

CARTA introduces "bus tracker"

Today marks the first day of a new era for the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority as well as those who utilize the public transportation service. CARTA recently announced that on Monday, March 18, it would unveil its brand new "bus...
5:43 am on Monday March 18, 2013

CARTA goes real time with "bus tracker" service

Image by Flickr user Doug DuCap Food and Travel Today marks the first day of a new era for the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority and for riders of the public transportation service. CARTA recently announced that today, March 18, it...
1:23 pm on Thursday February 21, 2013

CARTA cutting East Cooper bus route due to poor ridership

Image by Flickr user Andreas Solberg The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) announced this afternoon that due to a lack of ridership, the East Cooper Connector bus route #401 will be discontented beginning Saturday, February...
10:27 pm on Wednesday January 16, 2013

CARTA: 2012 was a record year for ridership

Image by TheDigitelDuring the monthly Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority Board Meeting, staff announced record ridership numbers, not only month over month, but year over year. With nearly 5 million passengers in 2012, the...
7:15 am on Monday November 12, 2012

CARTA providing free service to veterans

The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will be showing their appreciation to the military and its veterans Monday, November 12.  For the observation of Veterans Day, which falls on Sunday this year, CARTA will provide free...
3:40 am on Thursday June 21, 2012

CARTA connecting to Summerville with express bus route through North Charleston, to downtown Charleston

Image by CARTAThe Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is hoping to continue its growth by connecting commuters with an express bus from Summerville to downtown Charleston. The "Express Route 3 Dorchester Road" will run on...
9:59 am on Friday May 25, 2012

Skip parking pressure and enjoy 'Spoleto Sans Auto'

Image by TheDigitelThe Spoleto Season is a great opportunity to enjoy the massive art festivals downtown, but a bad time to find a parking space. Fortunately, CARTA public transit makes “Spoleto Sans Auto” possible, allowing you to park easily and...