Horry County’s public transit provider, Coast Rapid Transit Authority, will be expanding its bus services over the next few years.
With the addition of six new buses and a variety of new routes, public transit users will now be able to reach a variety of areas outside of the Myrtle Beach and Conway areas, including a highly anticipated new route from Myrtle Beach to Carolina Forest to North Myrtle Beach.
The $7.1 million expansions are being made possible through the money Coast RTA received from the CARES Act that was passed earlier this year. Coast RTA plans to use the $5 million they received from the CARES Act over the next 5 years, focusing a majority of the funds on the route expansions.
Some of the additions will begin as soon as October with other routes being added throughout 2021.
There are still some routes that need to be finalized and the Coast RTA is encouraging members of the public to share their input.