Coast RTA Conducts Travel Training for New Loris & Bucksport Routes

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Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2017

Coast RTA will hold travel training workshops to aid the general public in using its new routes in the Loris and Bucksport communities. Scheduled over the next couple of weeks, the workshops will assist residents in the transition of using the new bus service in their communities. 

“These travel training workshops will provide residents an opportunity to learn how to use our service to connect to employment, training and educational opportunities along our routes. We begin with the basics and teach them how to read schedules, understand Inbound vs Outbound and importance of connecting routes,” stated General Manager Brian Piascik. “We were pleased with the turnout at our public meetings last month and look forward to helping residents take advantage of opportunities that are merely a bus ride away from their communities. Our route expansion to the greater Loris and Bucksport communities was made possible through a grant with the SC Works office and will begin August 14.”

Coast RTA Travel Training Schedule

4:30 PM Monday, August 7

Grayson Technical Center

3410 Church Street, Loris

6 PM Tuesday, August 8

City Hall, City of Loris

4101 Walnut Street, Loris

The General Public is invited to attend.

6 PM Wednesday, August 9

Finklea Community Center

3501 SC-917, Loris

The General Public is invited to attend.

6 PM Thursday, August 10

James R Frazier Community Center

1370 Bucksport Rd, Bucksport

The General Public is invited to attend.

Coast RTA’s service expansion through this pilot program will be implemented in time for residents to enroll in secondary education classes, Adult Education training or take advantage of employment opportunities. Coast RTA encourages members of the community to attend the meetings to ask questions and learn more about these routes.

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 82nd  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. 

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