posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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
We will continue to do our best to keep our service rolling so
that the public can access employment or other critical
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.