Inclement Weather Forces Coast RTA to Halt Bus Service

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Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2018

 Due to severe weather conditions predicting snow, sleet and freezing rain for the Grand Strand, Coast RTA announced Wednesday that it would halt fixed route and paratransit bus service at 6 PM and delay service on Thursday, January 4, weather pending.  Coast RTA will continue to send updates regarding its service through local media channels; its APP; website and social media platforms.

 Please see the chart below for Coast RTA’s final departures on Wednesday, January 3 will be: 

Route Destination/Name Departure Time Departure Terminal
Route 1 Conway Circulator 6PM Conway
Route 2 Loris 6 PM Conway
Route 3 Bucksport 6PM Conway
Route 7 Myrtle Beach/Conway 6 PM Myrtle Beach
Route 7X Myrtle Beach/Conway 7 PM Myrtle Beach
Route 10 Myrtle Beach Circulator 5 PM Myrtle Beach Transfer Station
Route 15 North Myrtle Beach North 5 PM Myrtle Beach Transfer Station
Route 15 South Myrtle Beach South 5 PM Myrtle Beach Transfer Station
Route 16 Myrtle Beach/Georgetown 3 PM Myrtle Beach Transfer Station
Route 16 Express Myrtle Beach/Georgetown 2:30 PM Myrtle Beach Transfer Station*
Route 16 Express Myrtle Beach Georgetown 3:30 PM Myrtle Beach Transfer Station
Paratransit Varies Weather Permitting Varies

 At this time, Coast RTA officials plan to monitor the weather regarding Thursday’s service. Both fixed route and paratransit service are planned but with delays, pending any overnight weather experienced along the Grand Strand. Service updates will be sent to Coast RTA’s APP and available via Customer Service regarding its morning service.

 Coast RTA plans to delay its initial fixed route and paratransit departure times for each of the following routes, weather pending**, for Thursday, January 4: 

Route Destination/Name Tentative Departure Time January 4, 2018** Departure Terminal
Route 1 Conway Circulator 8 AM Conway
Route 2 Loris 1 PM Conway
Route 3 Bucksport 1 PM Conway
Route 7 Conway/Myrtle Beach 8 AM Conway
Route 7X Myrtle Beach/Conway 9:15 AM Myrtle Beach
Route 10 Myrtle Beach Circulator 9 AM Myrtle Beach Transfer Station
Route 15 North Myrtle Beach North 9 AM Myrtle Beach Transfer Station
Route 15 South Myrtle Beach South 9 AM Myrtle Beach Transfer Station
Route 16 Georgetown/Myrtle Beach 9:45 AM Georgetown Transfer Center
Route 16 Express Myrtle Beach/Georgetown Cancelled  
Route 16 Express Myrtle Beach Georgetown Cancelled  
Paratransit Varies 8 AM Varies

** Updates will be published as early as possible to allow passengers time to make other arrangements or allow time to travel to the bus stop.

 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.

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. 

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