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Building Better Connections with Transportation Alternatives

We want to provide transportation options to where you live, play, work and shop. One option currently being explored is Bus Rapid Transit (often abbreviated as BRT). A Bus Rapid Transit corridor is one way the City can expand its current bus service to include a quick and reliable, high-frequency bus route to some of the City’s most popular destinations. This service could help reduce traffic congestion, air pollution associated with vehicle exhaust, and helps ensure all of our residents can access employment centers. The transportation consulting team is being led by HDR, Inc.

January 2013

The Transit Feasibility Study is Complete! Download a copy.

May 2012

Bus Rapid Transit Public Meeting

Transportation consultant HDR, Inc. led a public meeting to present progress on the transportation plan, and then opened the floor for more public discussion and input.
Public Comments | Presentation

TOD Workshop: View the presentation and complete the survey used in the workshop. Your input will help our consultants know what type of Transportation Oriented Economic Development we want to see in Greenville.
Public Comments | Presentation | Survey | Map

March 2012

Map Your Week! screenshot of Map Your Week application

Where do you travel in a typical week? The City explored ways to improve this commute with Bus Rapid Transit (often abbreviated as BRT). A Bus Rapid Transit corridor is one way the City can expand its current bus service to include a quick and reliable, high-frequency bus route to efficiently move people to and from work, shopping destinations, and home. Participants were asked to plot their typical weekly travel on an interactive map, so City planners and consultants could learn know more about the most popular City destinations.

March 1, 2012: Kick-off Meeting Held - If you could not attend the March 1 Kick-off, please check out the following presentations from the meeting.
View Presentations: Introduction | Housing | Transportation
Maps: Transportation Base Map
Public Comments: At the March 1 meeting city staff collected note cards from participants with additional comments. View Note Card Responses

February 2012

Local Plan Needs Local Input

The Kick-off meeting will be our first effort at directly engaging City residents in a conversation about housing and transportation. Together with our consultants, we will be looking for input about issues and concerns regarding how our city should plan for housing and transportation options.

To get feedback from everyone about these issues, the meeting will be divided into three parts. The first 30 minutes will introduce the project and consultants. The last hour of the meeting will be spent meeting with the consultants as smaller groups, looking at maps and images, and discussing current opportunities and issues.

What concerns do you have regarding housing? What issues and needs do you see in your neighborhood and within the City? These are the types of housing-related questions you can expect to be asked during this meeting. The goal of asking these questions is to create an accurate picture of where we are now, and where we want to go in terms of housing within the City.

The transportation consultant team will be asking a similar, but different set of questions. In this session, participants will be discussing ways to connect people in different areas of the city with jobs. The transportation team wants to know which roads and corridors might be used for a new Bus Rapid Transportation system. A Bus Rapid Transportation system (often abbreviated as BRT) is one way the City can expand its current bus service to include a quick and reliable, high-frequency bus route to efficiently move people to and from work and home. The goal of this meeting session will be to get a better understanding of transportation options, needs, and concerns from both a city-wide and neighborhood point of view.

More information about the current bus system can be found by visiting Greenlink, your link to public transportation in Greenville, SC.