Coast RTA hiring new drivers

Coast RTA will proceed with hiring up to 24 temporary CDL drivers and two mechanics to help launch Summer service, according to a release.

There was a chance the bus service was not going to be able to hire the drivers because of funding, but on Tuesday Horry County Council voted to give Coast RTA $1.055 million.

Ridership through the summer service program for 2013 was 36,365 and ridership on the Entertainment Shuttle for July 2013 was 19,351, according to Interim General Manager and CEO Julie Norton-Dew.

Interested candidates, who already possess a CDL, may apply online at or at the Coast RTA office, 1418 Third Avenue, Conway.