Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Coast RTA will begin holding public meetings throughout its service area this month. These meetings will take place through first quarter of 2020 and include discussions in Georgetown, North Myrtle Beach and Socastee. Coast RTA’s public meetings provide an opportunity for Coast RTA staff to obtain input from the public regarding service needs in their areas.
“Coast RTA is poised to begin conversations with our unserved and/or underserved communities about the expansion of public transportation,” stated General Manager Brian Piascik. “While this expansion will not happen overnight, we want to start the conversations through community meetings, social media discussions and other interactions with our passengers. Over the next six to nine months, we’ll host a series of these meetings throughout Horry and Georgetown Counties asking residents to attend and to share their thoughts on the need for public transportation in their communities.”
5:30 PM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
1610 Hawkins Street, Georgetown
The General Public is invited to attend.
Attendance at public meetings is not required to comment. Anyone wishing to provide feedback or comments regarding the proposed amendments to the route, may submit written comments via email to comments@CoastRTA.com. Name and postal address must be included with comments to become part of the public meeting process.
Coast RTA encourages its passengers and members of the community to attend the meetings to learn more about the potential service expansion and to provide input.
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.
To learn more about the public meetings scheduled throughout Coast RTA’s service area, visit Coast RTA’s website, follow Coast RTA on Facebook or call Coast RTA’s Customer Service at 843-488-0865 during business hours. Announcements will be made as additional dates, times and locations are finalized.