About PDRTA

Who We Are

We are comprised of approximately 50-100 employees that work hard to ensure your trips around the Pee Dee are as safe and affordable as possible.
By providing fixed-route and paratransit services, we ensure that no one is excluded from utilizing our transit system.
We provide ongoing updates and informational content on social media. Make sure to give us a follow to stay up to date on community events, weather advisory updates, and much more throughout the Pee Dee.  

Our Mission Statement

PDRTA is dedicated to providing public transportation with the highest degree of integrity, respectfulness, and efficiency across six counties in the Pee Dee Region.
#thebuswillgetyouthere

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Our Beginning

Founded in 1974, we were the first Transportation Authority formed in the state of South Carolina. Within 2 years, we began serving the six counties that make up the Pee Dee region – Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, and Marlboro.
Our first group of customers were those who were enrolled in the federal job training programs. For over 40 years, we have helped transport our community.

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PDRTA Team Photo

Our Formative Years

In 1988, PDRTA began transporting inland county residents to the Grand Strand for job opportunities. That tradition continued for over 30 years, with PDRTA being actively involved in the economic development of our region by transporting hundreds to work each day, either on our fixed route system, the Florence Transit system, or via demand-response/Paratransit services.
The Spring of 2013 brought many changes to the contracting and revenue streams for PDRTA. Since then, all of these services have returned and are currently available for all six counties of the Pee Dee Region.

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WHY WE DO IT

Driven by the Community

Our community is what drives us to offer the very best service. At PDRTA, we have made it our mission to not only provide a service but to be of service to our friends and neighbors community-wide.

    Reliability
    Kindness
    Safety
    Cleanliness

Our Vision Statement

To make PDRTA the transit service of choice for those in need of mobility independence to work, live, play and grow throughout Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marlboro, and Marion Counties.

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TESTIMONIALS

What Others Have to Say

We love receiving feedback from everyone around the Pee Dee area

Dorsia Jackson

"I love riding the bus...great drivers. Sometimes I may be having a bad day but once I see my favorite driver he brightens my day."

Linda Matthews

“Thankful for the Hartsville PDRTA bus and Mr. Harrell. I have no car. Thank you for your service. Mr. Harrell is very special to me and my son. All drivers are very nice. Love PDRTA.”