CARTA Reaches 5 Million Rides in 2014

Charleston, SC- Today CARTA celebrated reaching 5 million rides in a single year for the first time. This achievement was remarkable considering the five week days of operation severely impacted by the ice storms of winter 2014. The system celebrates with a day long program of prizes for riders and a gift certificate from McDonalds […]

CARTA Board to Consider Report on Bus Service to the Beach Feb. 18

Bus Service to the Isle of Palms or Sullivan’s Island will be considered in a report to be presented to the CARTA Board on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at their regular board meeting.  All meetings include a public comment period. The meeting will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at the Lonnie Hamilton […]

Wildlife Exposition and Public Transit

Public transit creates options for locals an visitors attending the Southestern Wildlife Exposition which can save time, money and reduce stress.  The annual event brings a lot of vehicles into Charleston’s historic street grid and many of these people are aren’t accustom to urban driving. Everyone will be happier if more people take the bus. […]

Transportation Report Leaves Lowcountry Stuck in Traffic

The widely publicized report now being circulated on the condition of SC Roads and Bridges fails to consider some very important issues. Its focus on the needs of the automobile fails to comprehend the actual nature of our transportation challenge, moving people and goods, in its full context by leaving proper consideration of public transit […]

December 2014 Ridership Figures show Increase

East Cooper Public Transit ridership continued to show major increases over a year earlier in December 2014 with ridership on the flagship #40 Mount Pleasant Bus route running between Wando High School and Charleston posting a year to year increase of 2,373 additional riders to reach a total of 16,048 rides provided according to the report […]