Letter | Myrtle Beach area, Coast RTA deserve consistent funding

05/13/2014 8:38 PM

05/13/2014 8:39 PM

Public transportation is a fundamental resource needed in any vital community to improve access to jobs and services for all citizens and consumers.

Why doesn't Coast RTA have access to a secure and recurring funding stream necessary for transit stability? Despite all the recent funding uncertainties, Coast ridership has been increasing steadily.

A new Conway circular route has been added. Community vanpools in outlying areas can be introduced to connect workers to primary transit routes This under-represented workforce – vital to our tourist economy, our growing senior population – vital to our consumer economy, and access to medical services for non-Medicaid eligible citizens, are dependent upon the availability of public transportation.

Council Chairman Mark Lazarus: Build on the foundation of Coast RTA, and expand its service to the Grand Strand economy, and particularly its citizens and their welfare.

The writer is a convener with the League of Women Voters of Horry County

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