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Florence offers free downtown shuttle service

The Downtown Shuttle Service brochure. (Source: Audrey Biesk) The Downtown Shuttle Service brochure. (Source: Audrey Biesk)
The full schedule of the shuttle service, from the brochure. (Source: Audrey Biesk) The full schedule of the shuttle service, from the brochure. (Source: Audrey Biesk)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The City of Florence now offers a free shuttle around the downtown area that runs during regular business hours every weekday.

The soft launch of the shuttle service was one month ago, and the president of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is working to get the word out about the free service.

Right now, the Pee Dee Regional Transport Authority is running two vans with seven seats each around Downtown Florence. The program began with the new medical students downtown needing quick transportation to area hospitals.

The total cost to run the shuttle year-round is $200,000. The service received $60,000 in local grants from Hope Health and McLeod, and $20,000 from the city to help.

The shuttle runs from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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