|The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority launched a service that is free for riders and links North Charleston businesses, restaurants, shops and the Charleston International Airport. (Photo/City of North Charleston)|
|North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey takes a ride on the new CARTA bus that will serve North Charleston without cost for users. (Photo/City of North Charleston)|
Published June 12, 2013
The service began Sunday, is free for riders and uses the authority’s first hybrid buses.
“The city of North Charleston has some of the highest ridership for several of CARTA’s routes,” said North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey in a news release. “Residents depend on the service to get them to work, while visitors use it to travel between places to stay, visit, eat and shop — all without leaving North Charleston.”
The service links North Charleston hotels, restaurants, retail shops and the Charleston International Airport.
“This shuttle service will provide a more efficient way for visitors and residents to travel in the North Charleston area and will also provide Boeing South Carolina teammates with an environmentally friendly way of commuting to and from places of business on the shuttle route,” said Boeing South Carolina Director of Operations Willy Geary.