Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority

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Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority
KRT-WV logo.png
Charleston KRT bus.jpg
Founded 1971
Headquarters 1550 Fourth Avenue
Locale Charleston, WV
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 22
Website rideonkrt.com

The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority, commonly known as "KRT" is the city bus system for the Charleston, West Virginia metropolitan area.

The tax supported system was founded in 1971 after the Greyhound Corporation and the privately owned Charleston Transit Company ceased intra-city bus service following a strike.

The system ranges throughout the Charleston metro area, from the campus of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia in the south east, about 45 miles west to Nitro, West Virginia. All buses centralize on the former Laidley Street in downtown Charleston, which is now known as the Transit Mall and is restricted to buses only.

The KRT also is involved in a Joint Venture with the Tri-State Transit Authority known as Intelligent Transit which provides a link between Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia.


All routes except No. 9 depart from Downtown Charleston. Route 9 connects to Route 2 at Cabin Creek Junction and to Route 22 at Quincy Walmart and Montgomery.

No. Route Name Terminus Service Times
1 St. Albans/West Charleston St. Albans 7 day service
2 Kanawha City/Cabin Creek East Bank 7 day service
3 Dunbar/Nitro Nitro Marketplace 7 day service
4 Woodward Drive Woodrum Park Weekday service
5 Tyler Mountain/Cross Lanes Nitro Marketplace Mon-Sat service
6 Elkview The Crossings Mall Mon-Sat service
7 Campbells Creek Cinco Weekday service
8 Sissonville Sissonville Mon-Sat service
9 Montgomery/Eskdale Montgomery or Leewood Weekday service
11 Oakridge Drive/Wertz Avenue Charleston Heights Mon-Sat service
12 Garrison Avenue/Hillsdale Hillsdale Mon-Sat service
13 Beech Avenue Cato Park Mon-Sat service
15 South Hills Ashton Place Mon-Sat service
16 South Park/Memorial Hospital South Park Mon-Sat service
18 Fort Hill/Montrose Riverwalk Plaza Mon-Sat service
20 Virginia Street Government Complex Mon-Sat service
21 Southridge/Alum Creek Alum Creek 7 day service
22 Montgomery/Quincy WVU Institute of Technology 7 day service
23 Clendenin Clendenin Mon-Sat service
24 Sugar Creek Sugar Creek Weekday service
28 Hillcrest/Northgate Northgate Business Park Mon-Sat service
34 Downtown Trolley (Downtown Loop) Mon-Sat service

Electric buses[edit]

Public transportation officials hope that a small fleet of new hybrid electric-diesel buses. The seven new vehicles were purchased with funding provided by the federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, as well as $1.73 million in stimulus funds awarded to the state Department of Environmental Protection and the state Department of Transportation's Division of Public Transit[1]


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