Coast RTA Announces Additional Changes to Service to Address COVID-19April 02, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Coast RTA’s mission is to provide safe, reliable, affordable, clean and courteous public
transportation that enhances the quality of life for residents and supports the growth of
Coast RTA Announces Additional Changes to
Service to Address COVID-19
Conway (SC) – April 1, 2020 – Coast RTA has taken additional steps to continue fixed
route and paratransit services and further our efforts for social distancing on our buses.
Beginning Thursday, April 2nd until further notice, Coast RTA’s will no longer require
fares and we ask passengers to enter and exit through the rear door of buses when
available. We will also be limiting seating at the front of the buses to ensure social
distancing between passengers and operators.
Passengers in wheelchairs and those using mobility devices will still be able to board
via the ramp at the front of the bus. The first rows of seats behind the operator shall be
vacant and clearly taped off but there will still be positions available to secure
wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
We encourage all passengers to only use our services for essential purposes and to
NOT use public transit if they are not feeling well or if someone in their household or
inner circle is ill.
Coast RTA will continue to use our social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter), our
website www.ridecoastrta.com and the Coast RTA Ridetracker App to deliver updates
to the riding public. We have posted the updated schedules in our bus and online.
Customers can also call our Customer Service Department at (843)-488-0865.
We will continue to do our best to keep our service rolling so that the public can access
employment or other critical services.
For additional route information, call Coast RTA Customer Service at 843.488.0865. Or,
to stay informed with the latest updates on route information, download the Coast RTA
APP at www.CoastRTARideTracker.com.
Founded in 1983, the Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority, dba as Coast
RTA, is dedicated to providing safe, reliable and consistent transit service to Horry and
Georgetown Counties through its fixed routes, paratransit services and mobility services
for those with disabilities (Americans with Disabilities Act 1990). Averaging more than
36,000 trips per month, Coast RTA provides critical links to jobs, medical services,
entertainment venues and numerous other destinations for residents and tourists of the
Grand Strand area.
For more information including additional route, schedule and fares information, call
843-488-0865 or visit the website www.RideCoastRTA.com. Become a Coast RTA fan
on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CoastRTA. Coast RTA passengers are
encouraged to track their buses in real-time or plan their trips with the Coast RTA Ride
Tracker. The Coast RTA APP is FREE and may be downloaded at the Google Play
Store, the Apple APP Store or by visiting CoastRTARideTracker.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Piascik
843-231-9775 or firstname.lastname@example.orgContact:Brian Piascik , GM/CEObpiascik@coastrta.com, 843-231-9775
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