Coast RTA’s Schedules Public Meetings to Examine Public’s Interest in Expansion Pilot

posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Coast RTA will hold several public meetings in July to discuss the possibility of expanding its services to the greater Loris and Bucksport areas of Horry County. The public meetings are designed to obtain input from the public on proposed service changes in their areas. In addition to Coast RTA, public agencies and potential employers will be on hand to discuss using the local transportation authority as a means to access jobs, education and additional training.  

"The proposed pilot program will enable us to provide effective service in areas of Horry County which may not have been served in years or is currently being served at a minimum," stated General Manager Brian Piascik. "We're awaiting confirmation of a grant which will help jumpstart the service this fall. Should we not receive the grant, Coast RTA will continue to host the meetings to collect information and data for future route expansions in these areas."

  Coast RTA Public Meeting Schedule

Print our Public Comment Form on 2017 Expanding Services

 6 PM Thursday, July 6

City Hall, City of Loris

4101 Walnut Street, Loris

The General Public is invited to attend.

6 PM Monday, July 10

City Hall, City of Loris

4101 Walnut Street, Loris

The General Public is invited to attend.

6 PM Tuesday, July 11

Finklea Community Center

3501 SC-917, Loris

The General Public is invited to attend.

6 PM Thursday, July 13

James R Frazier Community Center

1370 Bucksport Rd

 Bucksport

The General Public is invited to attend.

Attendance at public meetings is not required to comment. Anyone wishing to provide feedback or comments regarding the proposed amendments to the route, may submit written comments via email to [email protected] The deadline to submit is July 15, 2017 (Thirty (30) days prior to the proposed route expansion, pending grant approval.). If not submitted by this deadline, comments shall not be reviewed or considered by Coast RTA. Coast RTA shall review the information within thirty (30) days of the deadline. Name and postal address must be included with comments to become part of the public meeting process.

If the grant is approved, the service expansion of the pilot program would be implemented mid-August in time for residents to enroll in secondary education classes, Adult Education training or job. Coast RTA encourages its passengers and members of the community to attend the meetings to ask questions and learn more about the proposed changes to this route.

Coast RTA operates the following fixed routes: No. 1 - Conway Circulator; No. 7 and No. 7 Express - Conway to Myrtle Beach; the No. 10 - Myrtle Beach Connector; the 15 North and 15 South, choice of routes along Ocean Boulevard from 82nd  Avenue North to Market Common; and, the 16 and 16 Express (Georgetown routes). Coast RTA fixed routes are $1.50 per ride for adults, $.75 per ride for senior citizens/disabled citizens and FREE for children, ages 6 and younger (limit 3). The Express Route fare from Georgetown is $2 per ride for adults. All transfers are $.25 each.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the public meetings scheduled is asked to call Coast RTA's Customer Service at 843-488-0865 during business hours. 

 

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