CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Area Regional Transport Authority (CARTA) will offer free rides through the month of May.

The #NoPayMay initiative will kick off on May 1, 2022.

CARTA is hoping that giving riders the opportunity to try out services for free will encourage more riders to use the service routinely throughout the year.

CARTA OnDemand rides are not included in the promotion, as they are contracted separately.

“With mask mandates lifting and our world increasingly getting back to normal, we’re making it easier than ever for folks throughout the region to come check out everything that CARTA has to offer,” said CARTA Board of Directors Chairman Mike Seekings. “Don’t just take our word for it – get on board and see for yourself.”