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The Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority (SWRTA) is the public transportation provider in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties; providing fixed routes and ADA services in the City of Sumter, which includes services to the Cherryvale and Shaw Air Force Base Communities.  SWRTA also provides Commuter services from Camden/Lugoff to Columbia and from Sumter to Columbia.  SWRTA provides demand response (Paratransit service), which operates in the urban and rural areas of the counties we serve.  Paratransit service offers county residents accessible transportation options to ride any of these county routes on a space available basis as a cash passenger.
Normal hours of operation is from 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(Ages 6 and under are free)
  • $1.00 for passengers
  • $0.50 for eligible passengers (see Half Fare below)
  • Morris College, Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), SC State University, and Claflin University students are free with a valid student ID with the current semester on it.
  • USC students are free with a valid bus pass for current semester.
  • Lee County Trans System is Free Fare.
  • Veterans can rides SWRTA fixed and commuter routes free with a SWRTA issued ID.
  • ADA passengers living within 3/4 of a mile of any Sumter City Fixed Route is transported for $2.00 each way.
  • Space Available Zone Fares $3.00 for first 10 miles; $5.00 from 11-20 miles; $7.00 from 21-30 miles. (These rates only apply if a route exists in the area)

City Fixed Rates

Paratransit/ADA Rates

The following passengers are eligible to ride our City Fixed Route system for half fare:

  • Passengers 65 years and older with valid proof of age.

  • Passengers with a valid Medicare card (Red, White and Blue) with a picture ID.

  • Veterans with a valid military picture ID 

Passengers with a disability may apply for a SWRTA half fare ID card by calling our customer service at (803) 775-9347 ext 147 or hearing impaired TTY711 and request the form to be mailed or faxed to you or you may download the application by clicking the following link, Half Fare Application.

Half Fare Rates

Click the following links for information on Orangeburg Cross County Connection, Lee County Trans or Sumter County Routes.


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