While the state encourages ridesharing as a conservation measure, there is no state law or statewide ridesharing program.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has links to public transit resources around the state at www.apta.com
The SCDOT has established the SmartRide Commuter-Focused Transit Program in the greater Charleston area in cooperation with local transit authorities, communities, and businesses to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. The focus is getting commuters to switch from single-occupant cars to mass transit. SmartRide also offers cost-free rides on days of high ozone levels. For information on the program and links to resources, call 803-737-0831 or go to http://www.scdot.org
CARTA (the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority) provides bus service from suburbs. All buses are wheelchair accessible and "bike friendly." Passes may be bought online. For more information, including routes and locations of park and ride and "rack and ride" lots, call 843-724-7420 or go to http://www.ridecarta.com
The SCDOT provides real-time traffic and travel information for commuters via several media, including the Web. The free My SC511 program offers personalized traffic information via cell phone or landline phone. For information, go to http://www.511sc.org
South Carolina has no statute governing workers' compensation coverage of injuries sustained while participating in a ridesharing arrangement. However, the attorney general of South Carolina has issued an opinion that workers' compensation probably would apply to injuries received during ridesharing to and from work, ...