Welcome to Greenlink, your link to public transportation in Greenville, South Carolina. Whether you're traveling to work, school or a medical appointment, our goal is to provide you with a safe, convenient and affordable transportation option.
Greenlink offers 12 fixed routes to destinations all across Greenville County. All Greenlink buses are accessible for mobility devices, and each Greenlink bus is equipped with a bike rack to make commuting easier for bike riders. The Greenlink system also features GAP, an ADA paratransit service provided for those who, because of a disability, are unable to use Greenlink's fixed route bus service.
Greenlink is Greenville's public transit system, operated by the City of Greenville, under contract to Greenville Transit Authority. Greenville Transit Authority was created in 1974, by Ordinances of the City of Greenville and Greenville County, pursuant to the Regional Transportation Authority Law, originally adopted in 1973 and later amended.
Greenville Transit Authority
The Greenville Transit Authority is governed by a seven-member Board. Two members are appointed by Greenville City Council, two by Greenville County Council, and three by the Greenville County Legislative Delegation.
Under GTA's contract with the City of Greenville, the GTA Board retains all duties, powers and responsibilities defined in State law. These responsibilities include the duty to (quoting from the South Carolina Code of Laws):
- Purchase, lease, own, or operate or provide for the operation of transportation facilities;
- Contract for public transportation services;
- Plan in concert with any appropriate local planning organizations for public transportation services;
- Exercise the power of eminent domain limited to right-of-way and contiguous facility acquisition;
- Contract with other governmental agencies, private companies, and individuals;
- Sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, complain, and defend in all courts;
- Adopt, use, and alter at will a corporate seal;
- Acquire, purchase, hold, lease as a lessee, and use any franchise or property, real, personal or mixed, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein, necessary or desirable for carrying out the purposes of the authority, and sell, lease as lessor, transfer, and dispose of any property or interest therein acquired by it;
- Fix, alter, change, and establish rates, fees, fares, and other charges for services or facilities of the authority;
- Establish public transportation routes and approve the alteration or addition of routes based primarily on a detailed analysis or proposed use and comprehensive cost analysis;
- Acquire and operate, or provide for the operation of, transportation systems, public or private, within the area, the acquisition of a system to be by negotiation and agreement between the authority and the operator of the system to be acquired;
- Make contracts of every name and nature and execute all instruments necessary or convenient for the carrying on of its business;
- Enter into management contracts with any person for the management of a public transportation system owned or controlled by the authority for a period of time, and under compensation and other terms and conditions, as may be considered advisable by the authority;
- Contract for the services of attorneys, engineers, consultants, and agents for any purpose of the authority;
- Borrow money and make and issue negotiable bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness;
- Accept gifts, grants, or loans of money or other property from and enter into contracts, leases, or other transactions with and accept funds from Federal, State, or local governments, public or semipublic agencies or private individuals or corporations and expend the funds and carry out cooperative undertakings and contracts;
- Do all acts necessary for the provision of public transportation services;
- Provide transportation services for residents of the service area to destinations outside the service area;
- Promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
Transit Plans and Studies
- 2010 Greenlink Transit Vision and Master Plan (PDF)
- 2011 Greenlink Transportation Development Plan (PDF)
- 2017 Bus Stop Procedures Manual (PDF)
- 2017 Greenlink Customer Satisfaction Survey - Clemson Graduate Student Project (PDF)
- 2017 Greenlink Economic Impact Analysis (PDF)
- 2017 COA Milestone 1 Presentation (PDF)
- 2017 COA Milestone 2 Presentation (PDF)
- 2017 COA Milestone 3 Presentation (PDF)
- 2017 Comprehensive Operations Analysis (PDF)
- 2017 TDP Milestone 1 Presentation (PDF)
- 2018 TDP Milestone 2 Presentation (PDF)
- 2018 TDP Final Presentation (PDF)
- 2018 Transit Development Plan (PDF)
- 2021 Transit Development Plan Update (PDF)