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CARTA to address route changes, increased fares at public meetings

New routes proposed by CARTA. Source: CARTA New routes proposed by CARTA. Source: CARTA
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC -

CARTA officials will hold a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss proposed changes for four routes.

The changes would impact Routes 20, 105, 201 and 213.

Route 20 would be adjusted on Sunday only, to run every 60 minutes. Right now, it runs every 30 minutes. That route goes along King Street, around
the Citadel.
 
Route 105, also known as the NASH circulator, which has stops at Boeing, the Charleston International Airport, Tanger Outlets and Park Circle, would be eliminated. 

Route 201 and 213 would be combined to become the new route 213. Route 201 currently goes along Meeting Street, Charleston City Hall and MUSC. Route 213 goes along Calhoun Street, Lockwood Blvd and Fishburne Streets.
 
CARTA officials have grabbed data and feel these are the modifications that need to be made to help save the company around $500,000.
 
CARTA is also looking to limit operations on additional holidays. There are currently five recognized holidays on which CARTA runs a Sunday schedule as
a holiday schedule and does not operate DASH.  Any route that does not operate on Sundays will not operate on holidays that use a Sunday schedule, including Express services (except NASH Express 4 that has a Sunday schedule).
 
Proposed Holiday Service Schedule: 

  • New Year’s Day – Sunday schedule: No DASH Service No Express Service (except NASH Express 4)
  • MLK Day – Sunday schedule: DASH service Sunday schedule No Express service
  • Memorial Day – Sunday schedule: DASH service Sunday schedule No Express service  (except NASH Express 4)
  • Independence Day – Sunday schedule: DASH service Sunday schedule No Express service  (except NASH Express 4)
  • Labor Day – Sunday schedule: DASH service Sunday schedule *DASH 210 will run FULL regular schedule
  • Thanksgiving Day – Sunday schedule: No DASH service No Express service (except NASH Express 4)
  • Day after Thanksgiving – Regular schedule for all routes except Express services: No Express service (except NASH Express 4 which will run a regular schedule)
  • Christmas Eve- Sunday schedule: DASH service Sunday schedule No Express service  (except NASH Express 4)
  • Christmas Day-Sunday schedule: No DASH service No Express service (except NASH Express 4)
  • Day after Christmas – Sunday schedule: DASH service Sunday schedule No Express service  (except NASH Express 4)

If approved, the changes will go into effect Oct. 1.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Ln. There will also be a meeting to discuss route changes, Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Gaillard Auditorium, located at 2 George St. 

Meetings to discuss possible bus fare changes will be held on Aug. 4 and 6, both at 6 p.m.
 
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