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About Us 

Palmetto Breeze provides a wide variety of public transportation services in five Lowcountry counties. If you are riding to and from work or just taking a trip to the coast, you will travel in air conditioned comfort on our luxurious coaches that offer audio and video entertainment.


Palmetto Breeze offers services from 4:30 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Sunday. Palmetto Breeze also offers great deals such as a 10% savings for buying weekly and monthly tickets.

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Our Mission



Click here to read about our Mission & Vision as an organization, but rest assured we will go the extra mile to get you to work, to play, and back home again.





Palmetto Breeze prides itself in recruiting, hiring, and retaining the best in the Lowcountry.  Consider a career that will keep you moving -- complete an online application today.





We make safety a part of our daily activities and it is our main priority above all else. Our safety & training program has been recognized for its excellence by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

History of Palmetto Breeze Transit & Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority

  • 1978: The Beaufort-Jasper Regional Transportation Authority was established as the primary public transportation provider for Beaufort and Jasper Counties.

  • 1984: Service started to Allendale, Colleton, and Hampton counties. System name changed to Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority.

  • 1997: Demand response (dial-a-ride) service initiated in Beaufort County. Additional human service agency transportation provided for Programs for Exceptional People, Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health, the Technical College of the Lowcountry and others.

  • 2001: Implementation of three new routes using Job Access & Reverse Commute (JARC) funding.

  • 2003: FAITH volunteer medical transportation program is implemented.

  • 2004: Implementation of Ashley Plantation Shuttle for temporary workers. Allendale County Scooter begins operation.  Pilot Project for the State of South Carolina.

  • 2005: Ridership increased by 37.3% over the previous year.

  • 2006: Bamberg County Handy Ride begins service. (Service Discontinued in 2010)

  • 2010: Lowcountry Coordinated Transportation Service begins.

  • 2017: Walterboro Works Circular Local Service begins

  • 2018: The Breeze Trolley Service begins service on Hilton Head Island

  • 2020: Palmetto Breeze successfully provides continuous commuter and demand-response service despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2021: The Breeze Trolley expands service to include two seasonal routes: the South Island Route and the new Mid-Island Route.

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