Greenlink has made the first significant improvements to its routes and stops in decades when it implemented a series of route changes on Monday, July 1. The changes are recommendations from the Comprehensive Operations Analysis, an eight-month study conducted by the Atlanta-based firm Connetics Transportation Group for Greenville Transit Authority in 2017.
There are three primary changes:
- New route names and numbers
- Three new transfer locations in addition to the downtown Transit Center (Taylors Walmart on Wade Hampton Boulevard, Home Depot on South Pleasantburg Drive and the Publix shopping center on Mauldin Road)
- Bi-directional routes (instead of being giant loops, the new routes will go out, turn around and come back to the Transit Center on the same road)
The City produced two short videos to highlight the changes and help Greenlink customers prepare:
New bus route maps and schedules are available at RideGreenlink.com/BusRouteChanges. The new routes can also be viewed on the FindGreenlink smartphone app and at TrackGreenlink.com. Printed route maps are available at the dispatch booth inside the Transit Center (100 W. McBee Avenue).
In conjunction with the route changes, Greenlink is also launching a new monthly pass product with the TouchPass system. Beginning July 1, customers will be able to use the reloadable TouchPass smart card or the smartphone app to purchase a 31-day unlimited ride pass for $50 (full fare); $42 (student/youth fare); or $25 (senior/Medicare/disability fare).
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Marketing and Public Affairs Manager