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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...
10:51 am on Sunday July 10, 2011

MUSC, College of Charleston students and staff to keep getting free CARTA bus fare

Image by TheDigitelThe Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) has struck a deal to continue its transportation agreements with the Medical University of South Carolina and College of Charleston. This is the sixth year that MUSC...
1:43 pm on Wednesday January 19, 2011

CARTA boasts another good year of Charleston bus ridership

Image by TheDigitelIt's been no picnick for Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) these past few years, with a down economy funding to the bus system has been slashed and routes cut.  That said, with not-so-cheap gas prices and...
4:57 am on Friday May 21, 2010

Despite record ridership, CARTA is nearly $7 million in the red

Image by TheDigitelDespite recording their most successful year to date in 2009 and another month of record ridership in April 2010, CARTA is operating at more than $7 million in the red. Veolia Transportation, the agency that supplies CARTA with...
6:57 am on Friday April 23, 2010

CARTA charts more riders, more budget woes

Image by TheDigitel Seems like the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority is experiencing the joys and woes of a tighter economy: more riders but fewer government dollars.
2:58 am on Wednesday January 27, 2010

CARTA rakes in over 4 million riders in 2009

Image by TheDigitelThe Post and Courier reports that 2009 proved to be the most successful year in the Charleston area bus system's (CARTA) history. CARTA recorded a grand total of 4,039,773 trips for the year, that's .23 more than ridership in 2008...
12:01 pm on Friday October 3, 2008

CARTA ridership up 20 percent

Image by Ken Hawkins/TheDigitel.Image by 20081003carta.jpg Charleston's local bus service is doing well during the high gas prices, and ridership has gone up to some 361,483 for the month of August. That's some 20.5% more than August 2007. Head...
3:05 pm on Tuesday August 5, 2008

More people riding CARTA

The city's buses are apparently seeing an increase in riders as gas costs continue to rise, and this is good news for everyone. ABC News has a story up about how CARTA is reporting a 22 percent increase in riders from this time last year. From ABC...