Posted on Friday, September 28, 2018
Conway (SC) – With improved road conditions and receding flood waters, Coast RTA announced Friday that it would resume normal fixed route and paratransit services on Sunday, September 30. For the past week, Coast RTA had been operating limited fixed route and paratransit services due to road conditions/closures and anticipated flooding. The Authority plans to resume its fixed route service on the following routes: Route 7, 7X, 10, 15 North, 15 South, 16 and 16X. Conditions in Conway, Loris and Bucksport are still not conducive to operating Routes 1, 2 and 3 at this time.
“Our operations team has stayed in communication with both Horry County and Georgetown County Emergency Management Departments. We have continuously monitored the road conditions and flooding throughout our service area since Hurricane Florence. We were very pleased with today’s drive to see that road conditions had improved enough to resume service in most of our system area,” said Coast RTA General Manager Brian Piascik.
Coast RTA operates the following fixed routes: No. 1 – Conway Circulator; No 2 – Conway to Loris; No. 3 – Conway to Bucksport; No. 7 and No. 7 Express (7X) – Conway to Myrtle Beach; the No. 10 – Myrtle Beach Connector; the 15 North and 15 South, choice of routes with select stops along Kings Highway and Ocean Boulevard from 82nd Avenue North to Market Common; and, the 16 and 16 Express (16X)[Georgetown routes]. Coast RTA fixed routes are $1.50 per ride for adults; $1.25 students with ID; $.75 per ride for senior citizens/disabled citizens and FREE for children, ages 6 and younger (limit 3 with paid adult). The Express Route fare from Georgetown is $2 per ride for adults. All transfers are $.25 each. For additional route information, call Coast RTA Customer Service at 843.488.0865.
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