Management & Operations

Coast RTA works to turn maintenance shop around

Posted on December 12, 2014

Coast RTA photo by James Willamor via Flickr
Coast RTA photo by James Willamor via Flickr
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  It was as recent as October when Coast RTA customers were last dealing with buses breaking down, and some even reported the smell of gasoline while riding the transit, The Sun News reported.

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In steps, a consultant sent by the Federal Transit Authority and a change in leadership from within the company, break downs have become nearly obsolete and the road to safe travels is arguably smoother than before, according to the report.

The agency has since repaired a maintenance pit, lessened the amount of parts it keeps on site and began working on getting rid of buses it could no longer use based on recommendations from the consultant, officials told The Sun News.

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