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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...
5:23 am on Monday April 8, 2013

Taxi drivers balk at $5 maximum fare

Didn't know downtown Charleston taxi cab rides were capped at a basic fare of $5? You wouldn't be alone as many drivers aren't following the ordinance, and new pressure to comply is provoking possible protest.
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...
4:56 am on Friday October 26, 2012

Future Kings Road Boat Landing (Update: work begins)

Update October 26th, 2012: The ground breaking ceremony for the new boat landing.   The new boat landing will have a 28-foot wide, two-lane concrete boat ramp on the Intracoastal Waterway and will feature a 200 linear foot floating dock along the...
3:02 am on Saturday April 21, 2012

CARTA bus fleet could see a $40 million replacement package

Image by TheDigitel The number of folks riding Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) busses continues to increase — topping 4.3 million in 2011 — however also ever increasing is the age of CARTA's 100 busses.  And now the...
5:45 am on Friday April 13, 2012

Andrus Family Fund Awards Carolina Youth Development Center $82,000 Grant

Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC), in partnership with One Economy Corporation (OE), has received an $82,000 planning grant from the Andrus Family Fund (AFF) for an innovative pilot to bring technology access, training and resources to foster...
12:12 pm on Thursday April 12, 2012

Walk for Rides

ITNCharlestonTrident invites everyone to join us in our annual fundraising event “Walk for Rides” on April 28, 2012. The 2 mile walk is around scenic Hampton Park. This is a family and pet friendly event with, vendors, food and live music featuring...
1:14 pm on Wednesday March 28, 2012

CARTA drivers, staff bring home awards for excellence

Today, The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) recognized several representatives for their accomplishments in transportation during the monthly board meeting.  Dock Fogle, a fixed bus operator with 37 years experience, was...
5:54 am on Sunday January 1, 2012

30 years of Myrtle Beach interstate connector talks (Update: Sun News report)

Flickr user ReneS Update January 1, 2012: The Sun News has a write-up on the Grand Strand's 20 year hunt for I-73. The full article is here.  Myrtle Beach officials have been lobbying for some sort of interstate for 30 years. More back story...