The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is Charleston’s public transit system, covering the metropolitan area of Charleston. CARTA is South Carolina’s largest public transit provider with over 4 million passenger trips each year and offers a range of services, including fixed routes, commuter routes, seasonal routes, paratransit services, and on-demand services. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Charleston County’s ½-cent sales tax, and farebox revenue provide funding for CARTA.
Outside of the metropolitan area, TriCounty Link provides public transit services to the region’s rural areas. TCL is a flag-stop service along its fixed routes and provides deviated-route service for passengers unable to access its fixed routes.
Public transit service in the region is supplemented by private institutional shuttle services, non-emergency medical transportation providers, and app-based ride-hailing services.
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Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs (VA)
College of Charleston
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