Beginning Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, Coast RTA will be reducing midday services on routes 7, 15 North and 15 South.

Updated Schedule Information is available at the attached link, posted on buses and on the Coast RTA Ridetracker App. Coast RTA is committed to preventive measures to limit the spread of COVID – 19. Our indoor passenger waiting areas are still closed until further notice. We are keeping the interior of buses as clean as possible and limiting the amount of passengers on buses at one time so that passengers can maintain social distancing. We ask for your cooperation and if you are sick – Stay Home! Please continue to use our Facebook and Twitter feeds, the website or the Coast RTA Ridetracker App for additional updates. As always, you can call our Customer Service line at 843-488-0865.

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New Routes Launch May 1st


Coast RTA haas begun new service in Horry County and Georgetown County as part of the Authority’s new Service Improvement Plan for the region.

In Horry County, Coast RTA has extended its Route15 South service from Market Common to Tidelands Hospital in Murrells Inlet, via Socastee Boulevard/707.  Route 15 South currently originates at the Ivory Wilson Transit Center in Myrtle Beach, continues along Ocean Boulevard south to Market Common, serving Myrtle Beach International Airport.  The new route extension will continue to Farrow Boulevard serving the new Veterans Administration (VA) facility on Airport Boulevard, through the Route 17 Bypass intersection and continue along 707 until it reaches its destination at Tidelands Hospital.  Bus frequency will be every 60 minutes along the entire alignment.

In Georgetown County, Coast RTA will be introducing a new local Route 14 that will provide bus service from Andrews to the City of Georgetown, the Maryville Community and Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC). With a 90-minute frequency, Route 14 will stop in the West Georgetown Industrial Park on 521, Sampit Park, Eight Oaks Recreation Center and West Georgetown. Route 14 will meet Route 16 with service to the Waccamaw Neck and Myrtle Beach at the Georgetown Transfer Center on Lynch Street near the Georgetown Piggly Wiggly.

Additionally, Coast RTA is enhancing its rural service on US 701 in both Horry and Georgetown Counties by adding additional trips.  A new schedule will be developed for Route 4 (formerly Route 16/16X) with service to Plantersville, the Choppee Road Recreation Center, and Pleasant Hill connecting the Georgetown and Conway transfer centers. 

Recent News

Detour for Route 16 and Route 16 Express starting today 1/20/21
Due to construction activity on Ocean Blvd, buses will detour to Kings Highway between 21st Ave North to 9th Ave North until further notice.

Change in May Meeting Dates

May Meeting of Service PAC and Finance Committees are cancelled, due to scheduling conflicts. May Meeting of the Coast RTA Board of Directors has been rescheduled to June 2nd at

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