The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority will accept student identification in lieu of bus fare for rides on regular CARTA routes, in the event of a school bus drivers’ strike.
The transit agency plans to add vehicles on existing routes if a strike takes place, to handle an anticipated increase in student riders. CARTA Board Chairman Elliott Summey said the school district would later reimburse CARTA for the student rides.
The agency also plans to work with law enforcement agencies and the school district in cases where emergency transportation may be needed. Route maps showing which schools are located on which bus routes are available on CARTA’s website, ridecarta.com.