The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KRT) provides residents and visitors of Charleston with a safe and reliable public transportation to help them get around the city. Established in 1971, it is governed by a 13-memmber board, four of which were appointed by the County Commission, three were appointed by t City of Charleston, and one representative from the neighboring towns of South Charleston, Nitro, St. Albans, Dunbar, Montgomery, and Belle.
The KRT covers an approximate 913 square miles, serving almost 200,000 commuters in Kanawha county and portions of Fayette and Putnam. KRT buses ply on 21 fixed routes, all oriented around the Charleston commercial center, seven days a week. Service starts daily as early as 4:20 am and terminating at around 12:30 am the following morning.
Taking the bus around Charleston is a great affordable way to see and visit the numerous attractions in the city. Fares are based on zones starting at $1.00, increasing up to a maximum of $2.50. Senior citizen, disabled persons and students are eligible for discounts on fares on any route. Tourists in Charleston can take the five-mile trolley loop that serves the State Capitol area and major suburban retail centers.
Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority
1550 Fourth Avenue, Charleston, WV 25312
Phone: (304) 343-3840
Fax: (304) 343-3877