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Update July 7th: Coast RTA will resume service to Market Common including the Grand Strand Campus of Horry Georgetown Technical College and Ocean Boulevard which includes the new boardwalk.
Also included in the route: Myrtle Beach Transfer Center, Ocean Boulevard hotels, 2nd Avenue Pier, and the VA Medical Center.
The new service starts on Monday, July 11th. Coast RTA plans on continuing the increased service and would like your input on what they should consider.
First Report: Both Horry County and the City of Myrtle Beach have committed to pumping up funding to Coast RTA. They already have plans to use the money to increase service.
One of the first announcements to come is Coast RTA will begin service to the airport this Summer. The details are light for now, but WBTW has the scoop. Watch the video package here.
I was personally shocked when I found out several months ago that our airport didn't have public transit options. Most people don't realize that most visitor's have to take a rental car or taxi because hotel shuttles are few and far between. As an area that's aggressively going after convention business, it seems like a no-brainer to have bus routes to the airport. It's also good news that they aren't waiting for the new airport construction to complete to get this service started.