posted on Monday, August 24, 2015
Conway, SC - With tourist season winding down along
the Grand Strand after Labor Day, Coast RTA has announced its plans
to implement its fall service beginning on Monday, September 7.
The following Coast RTA routes/times will be
effective Monday, September 7 (Please note the Myrtle Beach
Transfer Station is located on 10th Avenue/Mr. Joe
White, across from City Hall):
1) Route 1- Known as the Conway
Circulator, Route 1 has expanded to offer DAILY
service: 5 - 9 a.m., 12-1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. (The
last bus leaves the Conway Terminal at 6 p.m.). Please note that
this route previously operated Monday-Saturday, not Sunday. And, an
additional mid-day trip has been added to the Route 1 schedule.
2) Route 7- Designed
to best avoid traffic congestion along Highway 501, the new route
alignment becomes permanent after a seasonal trial June-August. In
addition, Coast RTA is making several schedule improvements to
There will be a bus leaving the Conway
Terminal at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4
p.m. and 6 p.m. The last trip to Myrtle Beach from Conway
Terminal will be at 6 p.m.
Buses will depart the Myrtle Beach Transfer
Center at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m.,
and 7 p.m. The last bus leaving the Transfer Center at 7
p.m. for Conway.
Designated stops have been identified for
Route 7 and will be observed by all of the drivers in efforts to
make the route more efficient than operating with flagged
3) Route 7X-New service for fall
2015! Route 7 will have an additional four buses that will
be considered Express buses. Express buses will only stop at the
Myrtle Beach Transfer Station and the Conway Terminal and will not
take on or drop-off passengers in between destinations.
The 7X will leave the Conway Terminal at 6:15
a.m. and 1 p.m. for the Myrtle Beach Transfer Station.
The 7X will leave the Myrtle Beach Transfer
Station at 9:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. for the Conway
4) Route 10, which leaves the Myrtle
Beach Transfer Station and includes the Coastal Grand Mall, was
modified in 2014 to accommodate the Myrtle Beach International
Airport and Kings Highway locations. This route will have a bus
departing the Myrtle Beach Transfer Center every hour at the top of
the hour from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
5) Routes 15 N (to 82nd
and Grand Strand Hospital) & 15 S (to Market
Common) - A bus departs the Myrtle Beach Transfer Center every hour
at the top of the hour from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to
service Routes 15 N to Grand Strand Hospital and 15 S to Market
6) Routes 16 (Georgetown to Myrtle
Beach)- Schedule remains the same with an additional bus
added that will leave the Myrtle Beach Transfer Center at 6:30
p.m. for Georgetown on Route 16. And, at 8 p.m.,
Route 16 will provide limited stops from Georgetown to the Conway
Terminal on Highway 701 through Plantersville and
7) Route 21 also known as the
Entertainment Express -(Serves the Broadway at the Beach and
downtown tourist attractions). This FREE service ends on
Sunday, September 6.
Route 16 Express will remain unchanged
throughout the fall service timeframe.
All transit services are seven days per week.
Coast RTA will operate its fall/winter service frequencies through
May 2016 with plans to begin its summer service at that time.
For more information including additional
information on route, schedule and fares, call 843-488-0865 or
visit the website www.ridecoastrta.com.
About Coast RTA.
Since its founding in 1983, Coast RTA has been
committed to transporting passengers to and from their desired
points of interest, jobs, shopping, school and medical appointments
in Horry and Georgetown Counties.
Coast RTA's mission is to provide safe, reliable,
affordable, clean and courteous mass public transportation that
enhances the quality of life for residents and supports the growth
of tourism. Coast RTA complies with Americans with