The Cross County Connection Paratransit Service serves the transportation needs of residents in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties. This system allows local residents to call (48 hours ahead, if possible) to request a ride on vehicles which can pick them up at their homes and take them to their destinations in the area. Because this service is provided by coordinating available seats on vehicles, once they call with a request, a friendly mobility manager will work with Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority who is the operator of the system to schedule the requested trip at or near the requested time. The fare for this customized service is $3.00 for every ten miles traveled.
An added bonus to passengers traveling into the City of Orangeburg whether on the Paratransit Service or the St. Matthews Connector is the ability to transfer FREE to the Downtown Orangeburg Circulator bus service.
The Cross County Connection Downtown Circulator bus service operates two color-coded, fixed routes in the City of Orangeburg. This service offers easy access to government offices and agencies, schools, colleges and universities, the regional medical center and healthcare providers along with many of the most popular places to work and shop! Each route takes approximately an hour for a full run and the fare is $1.00 each way.
The Cross County Connection Campus Loop serves a two campus area located in the City of Orangeburg.
Students and faculty of South Carolina State University, Claflin University and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College can pay a fare of $1.00 each time they board the Campus Loop bus or the Downtown Circulator or can purchase an unlimited ride prepaid sticker for their ID badge. This sticker will grant them complimentary transportation on any of the three downtown Orangeburg fixed routes during the school year. Prepaid stickers can be purchased for $25 each semester.
The Cross County Connection St. Matthews Connector serves the transportation needs of residents in the town of St. Matthews with a community route and a route to and from the City of Orangeburg to the Orangeburg Transportation Center. This service operates on Thursday of each week. The fare for this service is $1.00 each way.