The Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority (SWRTA) is the public transportation provider in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties; providing fixed route 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 are from 5:00 AM - 8:30PM (0500HRS - 2030HRS)
City Fixed Rates:
(age 6 and under are free)
$1.00 for passengers
$0.50 for eligible passengers (see Half Fare below)
Morris College and CCTC 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.
Paratransit /ADA Rates:
ADA passengers living within 3/4 of a mile of 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)
Passengers 65 years and older with valid proof of age, Passengers with a valid Medicare card(red,white and blue) with picture ID and Veterans with a valid military picture ID can ride our City Fixed Route system for half fare. 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 TTY 711 and request the form to be mailed or faxed to you or you can download the application by clicking the button below:
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"Thanks for supporting Morris College students and getting us to the Sumter Mall and Walmart!!! We love you RTA!"
Cayce Wells-Morris College Student
"RTA gets me where I need to be on time."
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