Coast RTA Announces Service Changes Related COVID-19 OutbreakMarch 17, 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 tourism.
Coast RTA Announces Service Changes Related COVID-19 Outbreak
Conway (SC) – March 17, 2020 – Coast RTA has taken steps to continue full fixed route and paratransit services as the US navigates the outbreak of COVID – 19. While we continue to operate full service, we have closed our indoor waiting areas. Coast RTA staff are applying disinfectants on the surfaces in all vehicles entered into service multiple times per day, as well as an end of service deep cleaning.
Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday March 18, 2020, we will take steps to avoid full loads on our system in an effort to maximize social distancing. We will have extra buses in place to add service on routes where we are experiencing large loads. Our goal is to avoid loads of 25-30 or higher, especially on our longer commuter runs to inland points in Georgetown (Routes 16 and 16X) and Horry Counties (Routes 1, 7 and 7X). We ask that any customers who are sick to stay home.
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. 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.
Coast RTA fixed routes are $1.50 per ride for adults; $1.25 students with ID; $.75 per ride for veterans/senior citizens(age 55 and older)/Medicare/disabled citizens; and, FREE for children, ages 6 and younger (limit 3 with paid adult). The Express Route fare on the 16 Express is $2 per ride for adults. All transfers are $.25 each. 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.
About Coast RTA
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.
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