CARTA receiving $7.2 million in CARES Act funding for operations during pandemic

Shuttle returned to full service on May 26


  • Sam Spence
The U.S. Department of Transportation will award the Charleston transit agency with a $7.2 million grant as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The Charleston Area Regional Transit Agency, according to a DOT press release, will use the funds to support transit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The shuttle service, which connects downtown, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley and James Island, provided modified service during the lockdown, said Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester County of Governments. CARTA returned to full service on May 26, with some exceptions.

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