posted on Monday, September 02, 2019
On Monday, September 2, Coast RTA announced its changes to the
fixed and paratransit routes and its roll out of evacuation
services. Coast RTA will operate its normal fixed route and
paratransit schedule through Tuesday, September 3. Beginning
Wednesday, September 4, the transportation authority will suspend
all services until further notice.
Coast RTA will provide evacuation services Monday and Tuesday to
a local shelter. Coast RTA may continue evacuation services on
Wednesday, weather permitting.
There are 18 designated hurricane evacuation bus
stops/pick up locations served by Coast RTA in Horry County. Coast
RTA has posted blue and white hurricane evacuation bus stop signs
at each of the designated hurricane pick up locations. Coast RTA
will pick up residents waiting at these designated hurricane
evacuation bus stops and transport them to an emergency shelter.
When the Governor lifts the evacuation order and it has been deemed
safe, Coast RTA will transport the residents back to the hurricane
evacuation bus stops.
Coast RTA asks residents to limit
belongings/bedding/luggage to one bag per person. No pets are
allowed at the local shelters and therefore cannot be transported
by Coast RTA to the shelters. For a complete listing
evacuation/shelter tips and Coast RTA evacuation bus stops, visit
Residents with special transportation needs may
call Coast RTA's Customer Service to discuss options. For those
needing shelters to accommodate special medical needs, please call
SCDHEC's Careline at1.855.472.3432to inquire about
Service updates will be announced through local
media outlets and social media channels for evacuation
transportation; as well as post-hurricane re-instatement of fixed
route and paratransit service. For the latest updates on Coast
RTA's bus service, call Coast RTA's customer service at
843.488.0865, check Coast RTA's social media platforms and its
For more information including additional route, schedule and
fares information, call 843-488-0865 or visit the website www.RideCoastRTA.com.