Coast RTA's Paratransit Services
Coast RTA's Paratransit Services are
designed for persons who are unable to access its fixed routes
independently and safely due to physical or mental
What's the service area for Coast RTA's Paratransit
Coast RTA's Paratransit Services are available in areas of Horry
and Georgetown Counties within a ¾ mile radius of any Coast RTA
How does Coast RTA Paratransit Program work?
Coast RTA's Paratransit Program is a curb-to-curb advanced
reservation, shared ride, transportation service. It is openly
available to anyone pre-qualified (and certified by a medical
professional) on the basis of having a physical or mental
disability (whether short-term or permanent). Passengers requiring
door-to-door service in order to use paratransit may request a
modification of this policy when scheduling their trips. In such
cases, the driver will provide assistance on a door-to-door
Service is provided on a time and space availablity basis. Any
persons who are currently ADA certified or qualified for the Coast
RTA Paratransit program will be permitted to ride the Coast RTA
fixed routes at no cost.
How do I qualify for Coast RTA Paratransit Service?
To qualify, applicants must have a doctor certify the short-term
or permanent disability. Pick-up and drop-off destinations
must be within a ¾ mile radius of a Coast RTA fixed route. Coast
RTA reserves the right to verify any applicant's status with a
health care professional.
Coast RTA Paratransit riders and companions will pay double the
fixed route fare, but no more than $3 per person for service.
Approved and registered attendants are not charged to accompany
rider. Companions are allowed on a space available basis at the
$3.00 fare. Only pre-purchased passes will be honored for Coast RTA
Reservations are taken daily. One day notice (24 hours) for
service is required. Pick up times may be negotiated with riders to
make scheduling more efficient. Coast RTA may change the requested
departure time up to one (1) hour. Any change beyond one (1) hour
must be agreeable to the rider. Coast RTA may, at the discretion of
the Paratransit Coordinator, honor a late trip request if it
coincides with the previously established schedule. To schedule a
ride, call (843) 488-0865.
Please have the following information ready
- Telephone number
- Pick up location and address (Address is needed as well as
- Drop off location and address (Address is needed as well
- The desired time of arrival at your destination
- The desired time for the return pick up
- Whether or not passenger will be using a mobility aid.
Cancellations and no-shows
Occasionally, there may need to cancel a ride. Please be
considerate of others and make any cancellation as soon as
All cancellations should be directed to (843) 488-0865. Coast
RTA Paratransit Program participants should attempt to call at
least one hour prior to pick up time.
Please be advised that Coast RTA reserves the right to suspend
or deny service to anyone who has excessive cancellations or no