If you are from Chester or Union County and need transportation services, The Connector is here for you. Whether you need to reserve a ride for shopping, continued education, personal trips, work, or non-emergency medical appointments, The Connector can get you to your destination safely and promptly, allowing you to maintain your independence. All fares are based on mileage.
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For 50 years, we have built a strong, local reputation. In our early days as an agency, we catered more to senior residents, but changed our mission in 2006 to providing affordable transportation for local residents in Chester and Union Counties. We continue to expand our services into neighboring communities to meet the transportation needs of local residents.
The Connector is a nonprofit funded by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, federal and local governments, The Chester Healthcare Foundation, The United Way, The Springs Close Foundation, Chester County, and other local funding sources and donations. We also partner with Medicaid to provide non-emergency medical transportation for Medicaid patients.
Our seasoned drivers build personal relationships with the people they serve and are passionate about their work. The Connector is a tight-knit organization and treats co-workers and riders like family.
The Connector offers demand response transportation. Anyone 12 and older is eligible to utilize these local, safe transportation services. Chester County Seniors and Veterans are eligible for discounted fares.
We offer a variety of routes Monday-Friday and limited Saturday routes.
The Connector currently has 15 vans completing an average of 170 trips each day. We offer a variety of affordable fares including one-way fares, roundtrip fares, and fares for seniors and veterans.
**New routes can be established for Chester County if more than 3 individuals call and request a ride from that area.
**Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.
Monday-Friday Routes 6:00am-6pm within a 5-mile radius of Union County Courthouse
Earliest drop-off: 6am, Latest pick-up: 6pm
(serving residents within 5 miles of Chester County Courthouse)
(serving residents outside the 5 mile radius of Chester County Courthouse)
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Routes are available for Great Falls 9am-1pm
Limited Saturday Routes-Chester to Chester 8am-2pm