Students can ride CARTA for free under new program

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – CARTA has announced a new program that will allow students to ride for free.

The program is open to students 6-years and older who are in both public and private schools.

CARTA Board of Directors Chairman Mike Seekings says it gives a new generation the chance to familiarize transit in the Lowcountry and reduces barriers for students who may have no transportation.

“The Free Student Fare pilot program is a win-win and accomplishes several important things,” said CARTA Board of Directors Chairman Mike Seekings. “First, it familiarizes a new generation with transit in the Lowcountry. Second, it reduces barriers to mobility for students who may otherwise have no transportation. After-school jobs, the public library and opportunities for recreation are all now within reach at no cost. Finally, riding the bus is a safer option than putting teens behind the wheel on our congested highways.”

The program is currently slated to run through August on a pilot basis and will be monitored for possible extension.

Students will not be required to show ID in order to board at this time.

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