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Try Transit Month - October 2016

Mayor Knox White has proclaimed October 2016 as “Try Transit Month” in the city of Greenville and Greenlink has a full schedule of events to help you celebrate! Events include Story Time with a Bus Driver, a presentation by a nationally known expert on transit advocacy and training, transit trivia night, and Fare Free Friday sponsored by MetroPCS. The goal of Try Transit Month is to educate Greenville County residents about the economic and environmental benefits of public transit and encourage citizens who don't typically use public transportation to ride Greenlink.
For a full calendar of Try Transit Month events, please visit:

Additionally, GPATS (the local organization that provides transportation planning for the Greenville County and Pickens County area) is currently working on their Long Range Transportation Plan for the region. Click here to provide input on your transportation concerns and priorities: 

Calendar of Events

October 6 - Story Time with a Bus Driver
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Augusta Road Library (100 Lydia Street, Greenville SC 29605)

Join us for bus-related stories read by a Greenlink bus driver! Ages 5 & under. Call 864-277-0161 for more information.

October 11 - Tool Talk
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Greenville Tech (415 Keith Drive, Greenville SC 29606)
Steve Myers, Greenlink's Fleet Manager, will talk with Greenville Tech's Diesel Equipment Technology students.

October 12 - Upstate Transportation Coalition (UTC) Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Center for Manufacturing Innovation - Room 236
(575 Millennium Blvd., Greenville SC 29607)

Guest speaker Jon Orcutt will discuss the importance of transit support within communities. Orcutt is the Director of Advocacy & Communications for TransitCenter, a New York-based foundation that commissions and conducts research, advocacy and training to improve public transit nationwide. Orcutt also served as Director of Policy at the NYC Department of Transportation from 2007 to 2014. 

October 12 - Green Drinks Greenville
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Coffee Underground (1 E. Coffee Street, Greenville SC 29601)
Green Drinks is a grassroots movement to connect like-minded individuals who are interested in greening their community. The group welcomes absolutely anyone who is interested in making good environmental choices. October's speaker will discuss public transportation.

October 15 - Fall for Greenville
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Don't want to hassle with parking during Fall for Greenville? Ride Greenlink instead! A round trip will cost no more than $4.00. Plan your trip using Google Transit.

October 18 - Greenville County Council Meeting
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
County Council Chambers at County Square (301 University Ridge, Greenville SC 29601)
Voice your support for public transit to your local elected officials.

October 20 - GPATS Long Range Transportation Plan Stakeholder Meeting
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
County Square, Suite 400 (301 University Ridge, Greenville SC 29601)
Drop in anytime to provide input about the transportation needs of your community.

October 24 - Greenville City Council Meeting
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
City Council Chambers at City Hall (206 S. Main Street, Greenville SC 29601)
Voice your support for public transit to your local elected officials.

October 25 - Tuesday Transit Trivia
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Aloft Hotel - W XYZ Bar (5 N. Laurens Street, Greenville SC 29601)
Do you have a knack for obscure facts and figures? Think you know a lot about public transit across the world? Come test your knowledge for a chance to win a $50 gift card to W XYZ! The event will be hosted by Meg Pierson, whom you may know from her time as the 2015 TEDxGreenville emcee, a founding member of Alchemy Comedy Theater and regular improv performances and/or her multiple appearances on Scene on 7.

October 26 - Multi-Modal Workshop for Employers
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Greenville City Hall - 1st Floor Conference Room (206 S. Main Street, Greenville SC 29601)

Is your business experiencing a decline in employee morale and productivity because of driving stresses and parking hassles? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the variety of transportation options available in our community and ways to promote them to your employees! At this first-of-its-kind workshop, local experts will review transportation options such as route planning tools, ride-sharing, active transportation, public transportation, electric vehicles and commuter tax benefits.

October 27 - GTA Board of Directors Meeting
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Greenlink Offices (100 W. McBee Avenue, Greenville SC 29601)
Voice your support for public transit to the GTA Board of Directors.

October 28 - Fare Free Friday sponsored by MetroPCS
5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Don't miss the chance to ride any of Greenlink's 11 fixed routes for free for an entire day! Routes 1-14 run from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Route 16 runs from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. This one-day promotion excludes Greenville Area Paratransit services. 
Visit here for route and schedule information to plan your ride!

October 29 - Story Time on the Steps with a Bus Driver
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
M. Judson Booksellers (130 S. Main Street, Greenville SC 29601)
M. Judson’s weekly children's event, Storytime on the Steps!, will feature a real Greenlink bus driver who will set up shop in the Southern sunshine to read stories of adventure, mayhem and joy.
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