department of transportation
GTA Vision and Master Plan
In 2008, when the Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) contracted with the City of Greenville to provide transit operations services both entities had two goals. The near-term goal was to stabilize current public transportation services. The longer-term goal was the development of a transit vision and master plan that would help the GTA and its partners establish transit policies and the funding needed to develop a sustainable transit system.
The achievement of that longer-term goal is now underway. GTA recently selected URS Corporation, an experienced and highly-respected engineering and planning firm with an international practice, to provide the planning services for the development of a Transit Vision and Master Plan.
Transit Master Plan Updates
Greenlink Transit Master Plan, Final Draft, 7/19/2010
Greenville Vision Appendices
Final Draft of Master Plan, 6/11/2010
Presentation to City Council, 6/07/2010
Joint Steering and Technical Committee Meeting Summary, 5/26/2010
Presentation to the Steering and Technical Committees, 5/26/2010
Presentation at Public Information Meeting, 3/18/2010
Joint Steering and Technical Committee Meeting Summary, 2/18/2010
Presentation to Steering Committee, 10/28/09
Steering Committee Meeting Summary, 10/28/09
Presentation to Technical Committee, 10/16/09
Technical Committee Meeting Summary, 10/16/09
GTA Board Meeting Summary, 10/16/09
Transit Master Plan Fact Sheet
Transit Glossary Terms
Transit Mode Characteristics
Conscious of the area’s currently inadequate transportation system, several local community and economic development plans have cited the need to establish the infrastructure for improved public transportation. The Transit Vision and Master Plan will be designed to integrate with and support these other plans.
An objective of the Appalachian Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2007-2012 is to “ensure the adequacy and completeness of transportation planning and capacities for economic development in the region.”
Objectives of the City of Greenville’s Comprehensive Plan, Plan-It Greenville, include: “provide adequate public transportation so that individuals do not have to rely on vehicles, pave the way for transit oriented developments, and reduce greenhouse gases, ground level ozone, and particulate matter through the reduction of vehicle miles traveled.”
The draft of Greenville County’s Comprehensive Plan cites the following goals:
- “All development should share a common design that supports multi-modal transportation alternatives including; bike, pedestrian and bus rapid transit”
- “An integrated transportation system that ensures accessibility, safe and efficient movement, and connectivity through all parts of the county and accommodates a range of transportation choices should be developed”
- "As new growth strategy is implemented, land uses can be organized so that citizens will have improved access to future transportation choices resulting in higher use”
Greenville Forward states, “A well-planned transportation system would allow motorists within the Upstate to access jobs, shopping, entertainment events, and allow businesses access to the employees, goods and services they need to flourish.” Read Greenville Forward's Vision 2025 Plan
The Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS) 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan emphasizes “developing a smarter, sustainable transportation system – identifying unique challenges within the region and learning from past successes and mistakes and providing viable transportation alternatives to decrease dependence on the automobile, in turn decreasing the demand load on the existing transportation system – providing a more comprehensive transit system that accommodates more riders and improves and enhances the bicycle and pedestrian network.”
The City of Mauldin’s Comprehensive Plan will address all modes of surface transportation, and will identify needs and priorities for street and highway improvements, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and public transportation services and facilities.