CARTA Board approves beach shuttle from Mount Pleasant to Isle of Palms

Charleston County News

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – The CARTA Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a shuttle from Mount Pleasant to the Isle of Palms (IOP).

The seasonal weekend shuttle will run between the Mount Pleasant DMV and Ocean Blvd at 14th Ave on the island.

The shuttle will also run on summer holidays including Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

Departures will be hourly, with the first trip leaving from Mount Pleasant at 9:00 a.m. and the last return trip leaving at IOP at 5:00 p.m.

CARTA and the Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) had a test run in September, which officials say was a success.

Daniel Brock, Regional Strategist for BCDCOG says in addition to providing access, the shuttle could help reduce congestion on the island:

“It could also help with some of the parking issues on Isle of Palms as they sort out some of the details on how they want to move forward as well. Again, it is a regional tool and the BCD Council of Governments regional tools help us all move forward together,” stated Brock.

Fare would be $2.00 each way.

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