Taking the bus, no longer an option?

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With rising fuel cost many Horry County residents are looking for ways to cut back on driving. From car pooling to horse and buggy, many are considering alternatives to spending more at the pump. However "taking the bus" may no longer be an option. 

Even though ridership of The Coast RTA is up, so are gas prices. Funding is falling short and a great debate rages on of where and how much to fund the program. Plans to expand bus routes may have to be put on hold. If the proposed budget does not pass, current routes will have to be cut. The Coast RTA has been through all this before, but with the current economic state its future is far from certain. 

Brad Dickerson of The Sun News has the report here. 

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