Beach Island Flex – Route #402
Service Terminated, Feb. 23, 2013
Service on the Beach Island Flex Route #42 will end Feb. 23, 2013 due to low ridership. There is some discussion at CARTA of running a seasonal bus to the beach for the warmer months. Tel-A-Ride service for the discabled on the Islands will continue. We’re sorry to see this route end, but the performance problems we repeatedly raised were never able to be resolved. We’ll update this page closer to the time when service on this route ends. Thanks to everyone on the Island who contributed to the effort to make this route work.
Image, Left, part of the most beautiful and expensive Bus Stop waiting area on the CARTA system. Now unused.
Tourist wishing to use Public Transit during their Charleston vacation and stay near the beach can use the 40 Trans Mount PleasantCARTA Route to stay in hotels near 1 Hungryneck Blvd., allowing them to get to Charleston on transit and be a short car or cab ride from the beach. This is a great location for some visitors as there are three hotels to choose from, a large mall, movie theater and 15 restaurants near that location.
At this time no Charleston area beach is served by public transit except for service for the disabled.
We were very sorry to see service to the islands end and our organization remains ready to partner with the community to try again in the future, perhpas this summer. A successful Island service will require both Island Communities to mobilize more ridership from the resident population, employees working on the island and visitors.
Below are some links to our reccommendations and evaluation of this route when it was operating