Coast RTA Announces Service ReductionsMarch 24, 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 Service Reductions
Conway (SC) – March 24, 2020 – Coast RTA has taken steps to continue fixed route
and paratransit services but due to significantly lower ridership in recent weeks, we will
be eliminating some midday trips. Peak hour service will remain unchanged so there will
be little impact for most commutes. No changes will be made to our paratransit service.
Coast RTA service reductions will begin Wednesday, March 25th until further notice.
Daily service changes include:
Route 1 – Conway Local: No changes in service.
Route 2 - Loris: No changes in service.
Route 3 - Bucksport: No changes in service.
Route 7 – Conway/MB Inbound: No trip at 11am from Conway to Myrtle Beach.
Route 7 - MB/Conway Outbound: No trips at 10am and 12 Noon from Myrtle Beach to
Route 10 - MB Local: No changes in service.
Route 15N – Kings Hwy/GSMC: No Outbound trips at 10am, 12 Noon, 2pm, 4pm, and
6pm from MB Transfer Center – Trips every 2 hours during midday service.
Route 15S – Kings Hwy/MYR/Market Common: No Outbound trips at 9am, 11am,
1pm, and 5pm from MB Transfer Center. – Trips every 2 hours during midday service
Route 16/16X Georgetown/MB: No changes in service.
Coast RTA is also continuing our efforts 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 20-25 or higher,
especially on our longer commuter runs to/from 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. 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.
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
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 email@example.comContact:Brian Piascik , GM/CEO843-231-9775
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