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Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Coast RTA Announces Additional Changes to Service to Address COVID-19

Conway (SC) -April 1, 2020- Coast RTA has taken additional steps to continue fixed route and paratransit services and further our efforts for social distancing on our buses. 

Beginning Thursday, April 2nd until further notice, Coast RTA’s will no longer require fares and we ask passengers to enter and exit through the rear door of buses when available. We will also be limiting seating at the front of the buses to ensure social distancing between passengers and operators.

Passengers in wheelchairs and those using mobility devices will still be able to board via the ramp at the front of the bus. The first rows of seats behind the operator shall be vacant and clearly taped off but there will still be positions available to secure wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

We encourage all passengers to only use our services for essential purposes and toNOTuse public transit if they are not feeling well or if someone in their household or inner circle is ill.

Coast RTA will continue to use our social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter), our website www.ridecoastrta.com and the Coast RTA Ridetracker App to deliver updates to the riding public. We have posted the updated schedules in our bus and online. Customers can also call our Customer Service Department at (843)-488-0865.

We will continue to do our best to keep our service rolling so that the public can access employment or other critical services.

For additional route information, call Coast RTA Customer Service at 843.488.0865. Or, to stay informed with the latest updates on route information, download the Coast RTA APP at www.CoastRTARideTracker.com.

About Coast RTA

Founded in 1983, the Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority, dba as Coast RTA, is dedicated to providing safe, reliable and consistent transit service to Horry and Georgetown Counties through its fixed routes, paratransit services and mobility services for those with disabilities(Americans with Disabilities Act 1990).Averaging more than 36,000 trips per month, Coast RTA provides critical links to jobs, medical services, entertainment venues and numerous other destinations for residents and tourists of the Grand Strand area.

For more information including additional route, schedule and fares information, call 843-488-0865 or visit the website www.RideCoastRTA.com. Become a Coast RTA fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CoastRTA. Coast RTA passengers are encouraged to track their buses in real-time or plan their trips with the Coast RTA Ride Tracker. The Coast RTA APP is FREE and may be downloaded at the Google Play Store, the Apple APP Store or by visiting CoastRTARideTracker.com. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Piascik                      

GM/CEO

843-231-9775 or bpiascik@coastrta.com

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To provide safe, reliable, affordable and courteous mass public transportation that enhances the quality of life for residents and supports the growth of tourism.

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