CARTA Announces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Schedule

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, CARTA’s fixed route and Downtown Shuttle buses will operate on Saturday schedules on Monday. The CARTA Care-a-van will also be operating on a holiday schedule, providing dialysis trips only.


All CARTA bus services will resume regular weekday schedules on Tuesday.  


Additional information on CARTA’s routes, schedules and services may be obtained by calling the CARTA Information Line at 423 629-1473, TDD users 423 624-4534, or by visiting the CARTA website at

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