CITY WORKING WITH PDRTA TO ESTABLISH A BUS ROUTE BETWEEN JOHNSONVILLE AND FLORENCE
The City of Johnsonville is trying to establish a bus route that will run from Florence to Johnsonville and back three times daily.
The service will be managed by the Pee Dee Regional Transit Authority (PDRTA) and also will make stops in Pamplico and other places along the route if established.
This will be a great service to our citizens that work, shop or have medical appointments in Florence. It also could benefit those that work in Johnsonville and live in Pamplico and Florence.
A long-term goal of the proposed project is to establish a loop through Johnsonville, Lake City, Coward and then back to Florence.
“This much-needed service could become a reality with the help of large and small employers in the Johnsonville and Pamplico areas,” said Don Strickland, Executive Director of PDRTA. “We need to find a few ‘stakeholders’ who are willing to help financially so we can offer this fare-free service.”
A meeting with potential stakeholders is planned for Thursday, April 22 at the Shady Rest at Noon. Any interested businesses or organizations can contact David Mace with the City of Johnsonville for more information. Call 843-625-1667 or 843-386-2069.