- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Officials with a company that provides bus service in coastal South Carolina hope the state Transportation Department will accept its plan to repay more than $324,000 it owes for a failed bus shelter and sign project.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported (http://bit.ly/1qZC5gD) that Coast RTA wants to use advertising revenue to pay off the debt over the next 10 years or a combination of ad revenue and state mass transit funds.

Coast RTA says the plan would allow it to maintain current service levels in Horry and Georgetown counties.

Transportation Department officials are seeking reimbursement no later than fiscal year 2014-2015 although they say they would consider other plans. Department spokesman Pete Poore says the state will respond next week to Coast RTA’s proposal.

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Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/