CARTA announces transit donation

CARTA announces transit donation
CARTA routes are back to normal after the Wando Bridge closure. (Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Sen. Marlon Kimpson and CARTA officials announced a transit funding from the South Carolina Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism Wednesday.

SC Department of PRT donated half a million dollars to the Charleston bus system, according to a press release.

Officials say the money will go toward three new buses and several new shelters and benches.

Kimpson worked in the Senate to secure the funds, which will be used to tangibly improve the transit experience for hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors beginning early next year, officials said.

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