Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority
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 Sumter to Columbia. SWRTA provides demand response (Paratransit service), which operates in the urban and rural areas of Sumter. Paratransit service offers county residents accessible transportation options to ride any of these county routes on a space-available basis as cash passengers.
RTA hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$1.00 for passengers (Ages 6 and under are free)
Morris College and Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) students are free with a valid student ID with the current semester on it.
USC students are free with a valid bus pass for the current semester.
Veterans can ride SWRTA fixed and commuter routes free with an SWRTA-issued ID.
ADA passengers living within 3/4 of a mile of any Sumter City Fixed Route are transported for $2.00 each way.
Space Available Zone Fares $3.00 for the 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)
The following passengers are eligible to ride our City Fixed Route system for half fare ($0.50):
- 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.
You can use your mobile phone or PDA to access real-time information in a mobile-friendly format while you're on the go.