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Greenlink seeking public input on proposed route changes

Sep 13, 2017 01:27PM ● Published by Kathleen Maris

The Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) shared the results of the recent Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) study of the Greenlink transit system at an open house on August 24, and while a number of recommendations from the study were discussed at the open house, implementation of any changes will require further public meetings. As a result, Greenlink will host a series of 16 drop-in style meetings during the months of October and November to give Greenville County residents ample opportunity to learn about the proposed changes and provide input.

One of the main recommendations included in the COA final report was to make changes to the Greenlink routes. Generally, the proposed route changes will:

· Increase bi-directional route miles (when a bus services both sides of the road rather than traveling loop routes) by 62.9 percent

· Increase opportunities to transfer between routes outside of the downtown Transit Center by 50 percent

· Offer more efficient, reliable and dependent service to 98 percent of Greenlink’s existing customers

Maps of the proposed changes are available online at http://ridegreenlink.com/1223/Bus-Route-Changes.

Feedback received at the community meetings will be incorporated into the proposed routes and the Greenville Transit Authority Board of Directors will vote to adopt the new routes this winter. The changes are expected to go into effect in summer 2018.

Below is the complete schedule of public meetings. Individuals who are unable to attend one of the meetings can provide feedback by email at nmcaden@greenvillesc.gov or by phone at 864-298-2756 until November 22.

Monday, October 16

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

University Center Auditorium

225 S. Pleasantburg Drive

Greenville, SC 29607


Tuesday, October 17

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Augusta Road Library

100 Lydia Street

Greenville, SC 29605

 

Thursday, October 19

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Taylors Library

316 W. Main Street

Taylors, SC 29687

 

Saturday, October 21

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sans Souci Church

3100 Old Buncombe Road

Greenville, SC 29609

 

Tuesday, October 24

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mauldin Cultural Center

101 E. Butler Road

Mauldin, SC 29662

 

Wednesday, October 25

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Furman University - Trone Student Center

Watkins Room

3300 Poinsett Highway

Greenville, SC 29613

 

Thursday, October 26

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nicholtown Community Center

112 Rebecca Street

Greenville, SC 29607

 

Friday, October 27

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

St. Francis Eastside

Entrance C – Room 301

125 Commonwealth Drive

Greenville, SC 29615

 

Wednesday, November 1

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Harvest Hope Food Bank

2818 White Horse Road

Greenville, SC 29611

 

Monday, November 6

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

CU-ICAR – TD Gallery

5 Research Drive

Greenville, SC 29607


Wednesday, November 8

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Greenville Tech

Buck Mickel Center

216 S. Pleasantburg Drive

Greenville, SC 29607

 

Thursday, November 9

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

State Farmers Market

Retail 2B

1354 Rutherford Road

Greenville, SC 29609

 

Monday, November 13

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Simpsonville Activity & Senior Center

310 W. Curtis Road

Simpsonville, SC 29681

 

Tuesday, November 14

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

GHS Memorial Hospital

Medical Staff Auditorium

701 Grove Road

Greenville, SC 29605

 

Tuesday, November 14

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

West Greenville Community Center

8 Rochester Street

Greenville, SC 29611

 

Thursday, November 16

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Greenlink Transit Center

100 W. McBee Avenue

Greenville, SC 29601

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