CARTA board cuts routes

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – The Charleston Area Transportation Authority is rolling out big changes and nighttime riders are out of luck.

The CARTA board passed its budget Thursday and it became effective immediately.

The changes include the elimination of route 106, Otranto / Stall, and all "CARTA at Night" routes.

There will also be fewer buses on 20 other routes, but more buses on some of the busier routes such as Rivers Avenue.

These changes follow a 25-cent rate hike that began earlier this month, making normal fares $1.75. A one-day pass will cost $6.

CARTA officials say the fee hikes will help the company save money.

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