The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments (Santee-Lynches) has developed a Public Transportation Needs Assessment and Framework for the four-county region (including Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter Counties).

This project seeks to inventory existing public transportation resources in the region and identify both infrastructure and policy gaps in the region’s public transportation system, and is sponsored by the Santee-Wateree Regional Transportation Authority, which provides nearly all public transportation services within the region.


Public Engagement

Public engagement is a critical component of successful planning. Input from community leaders, elected officials, stakeholders, and the general public ensures that long-term transportation planning is comprehensive, collaborative, and sets out a transportation vision for the future.  Please take a moment to review the Draft Plan and let us know what you think about it by clicking the button below.


The Santee-Lynches Region

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The Santee-Lynches region encompasses all of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter Counties in South Carolina. This planning area contains 12 municipalities and is home to over 223,000 people.

About Santee-Wateree Regional Transportation Authority: The Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority (SWRTA) is the public transportation provider in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties; providing fixed route bus and ADA services in the City of Sumter with Shuttle services to the Cherryvale and Shaw Air Force Base Communities. SWRTA provides SmartRide services to Columbia from Camden and Sumter. SWRTA provides demand response (paratransit service), which operates in the urban and rural areas of the county. Paratransit service offers county residents accessible transportation options to ride any of these county routes based upon space availability as cash clients.