CARTA looks to bump up fares, reduce service (update: price up, service cuts on hold)

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Update August 19: The Post and Courier writes that the fare increase was approved while plans to cut service to save money were put on hold pending further analysis.

Read their story here.

First reporting July 20: Thanks to a drop in Charleston County funding, the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority is looking to reduce routes and services, and bump up fares 16%.

$1.50 fares will now run $1.75.

The Charleston Regional Business Journal has a good rundown on what's up; read it here.

Read all about the transport group on our CARTA topic page.