posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010
Local residents and out of town visitors can take Florence
Transit System buses to the Pecan Festival on Saturday, November 6.
And, with a donation of a canned or packaged food item, PDRTA will
waive the bus fare! PDRTA is partnering with the South Carolina
Pecan Festival to accept food donations to the Harvest Hope Food
Bank during the Festival.
PDRTA will donate 25% of its Saturday, November 6 transit fares
to Harvest Hope.
PDRTA will have a booth at the festival where visitors can get
information on PDRTA services. Representatives from Logisticare LLC
will be at the booth to inform individuals on criteria for
obtaining free transportation to medical appointments. Click here for more information.
Florence Transit buses run hourly from 8am-noon and 1pm-5pm on
Saturdays. All routes begin and end at the corner of Evans and
Dargan Sts, in the heart of the Festival.
Out of town visitors and local residents can opt to do a Park
and Ride by parking at a local bus stop and taking the bus to
Suggested Park and Ride locations are:
- Coming into Florence at I-95/I-20, the Route 1 bus stops at the
Food Court at Magnolia Mall, PetSmart at Florence Commons, Hilton
Hotel beside the Florence Civic Center, Civic Center and Swamp Fox
Theaters, and Toys R Us.
- Coming into Florence on Highway 52 from Darlington, the Route 2
bus stops at Cracker Barrel and the Thunderbird Hotel and
Restaurant along the frontage road.
- Coming into Florence on Highway 52 from Lake City, the Route 4
bus stops at the Super Wal-Mart on S. Irby St and at Roses in the
Southpark Shopping Center.
- Coming into Florence on Highway 301/76 from Marion, the Route 3
bus stops at the Department of Motor Vehicles on E. Palmetto
Stop times and other bus stop locations are listed on this
website. Bus fare is $1.50 each way, with senior citizens 65 and
older, persons with disabilities, and Medicare card holders riding
for half price. All PDRTA buses are wheelchair accessible.
For those parking downtown, PDRTA provides free shuttle service
around the Festival perimeter. The shuttle runs continuously from
9am to 5pm.
For more information on the South Carolina Pecan Festival, click
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