CARTA to replace some aging buses

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With a $6.5 million boost from the stimulus bill, CARTA, Charleston's public transportation system, will add bus stop shelter and replace many of their old buses that were purchased after Atlanta's 1996 Olympics.

Roughly 12 buses will be replaced with the stipend in addition to new radios, maintenance facilities, bus shelters, and information systems.

Charleston Councilwoman Colleen Condon explained to The Post and Courier that CARTA usually turns to the county when old buses need replacement, but with this money they can afford the necessary refurbishment themselves.