posted on Monday, August 14, 2017
Coast RTA announced Monday that
several of its Bus Stop signs for Route 2 - Conway to Loris are
missing. Installed last week to inform the general public of the
new route's designated stops, eight of the 14 signs are missing in
the county between Conway and Loris.
"We first noticed the signs missing over the weekend," stated
General Manager Brian Piascik. "However, we waited until Monday
morning to contact County officials regarding any reasoning behind
removal of these signs by officials. According to our contacts, no
one with the County removed the signs over the weekend. At this
point, we have determined that whoever removed the signs did so
without authorization. We have been pleased with the launch of the
new routes to Bucksport and Loris and won't allow the vandals to
prevent us from celebrating the new service today."
Coast RTA encourages anyone with information concerning the
missing Bus Stop signs to contact the Horry County Police
Department at 843.915.5350. However, if someone is willing to
return the signs, they may do so at Coast RTA's Conway Terminal,
1418 Third Avenue, with no questions asked.
South Carolina Department of Employment & Workforce (DEW)
recently awarded Coast RTA one of six grants across the state. The
18-month grant will help fund new service to the Loris and
Bucksport communities thus removing the transportation obstacles to
work, education and job training for residents in need of
transportation. The new service launched on Monday and will provide
three trips per day to the communities.
"I rode [the bus] this morning because I wanted us to support
the new service to Finklea and be able to keep our bus service.
This is a much-needed service for our community," commented Finklea
community resident Sparkle Graham on riding the inaugural trip on
Route 2. "I had an excellent experience this morning. And, plan to
use [Coast RTA] to travel to the airport when I travel this
Coast RTA's pilot program launched in time for residents
to enroll in secondary education classes, Adult Education training
or take advantage of employment opportunities.
Express service between Loris and Conway will be on
Route 2 and between Bucksport and Conway will be on Route 3. In
addition, 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
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 travel training
workshops scheduled should call Coast RTA's Customer Service at
843.488.0865 during business hours.