Veterans and Active-Duty Military Ride CARTA, TriCounty Link for Free on Veterans Day

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 6, 2017) – Veterans and current military personnel can ride Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority and TriCounty Link services for free on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11.

“Veterans and military personnel make great sacrifices for our country. Allowing them to ride for free on Veterans Day is a small way that CARTA and TriCounty Link can say thank you,” said CARTA Board Chairman Mike Seekings.

A military ID, service photo, a memento – such as a veterans cap – or other similar items will be enough to get veterans and current military on board at no cost.

“We really want this to be easy for passengers and drivers, and we trust that people won’t take advantage of an attempt to honor our veterans,” Seekings said.

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The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is a public transportation system dedicated to providing affordable transit to the Charleston community through fixed routes, Tel-A-Ride/demand service and express routes. For the latest on CARTA, visit, like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @RideCARTA. All customers are encouraged to download Transit, the CARTA-approved app, in Google Play or the App Store. Next arrivals can be obtained by calling or texting (843) 202-4410.

The TriCounty Link system is comprised of nine regular fixed routes and six commuter routes providing services to rural residents of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. The current fleet consists of 60 vehicles seating from 14 to 32 passengers. All TriCounty Link vehicles are ADA compliant and include wheelchair lifts, and on average, two wheelchair tie-down positions per vehicle. For the latest on TriCounty Link, visit and like us on Facebook.