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Seeking Public Input for Proposed Route Changes


In an effort to provide more efficient service, Greenlink is proposing the following changes:

  • Consolidation of CU-ICAR/St. Francis Shuttle and Clemson Commuter into one circulator route with 30-minute headways
  • Elimination of Route 8
  • Elimination of service to ITT Tech and the Hand Surgery Center on Route 12
  • Addition of a new stop at CU-ICAR on Route 14

Three information sessions are being held to provide opportunities for the public to learn more about the changes being proposed and to receive public input. Click here for dates, times, and locations. If you are unable to attend one of the information sessions, feedback can be emailed to gsparks@greenvillesc.gov or nmcaden@greenvillesc.gov by May 20.
 
The map below shows the proposed route changes, which would go into effect July 1. 

Map: Proposed Route Changes
Logo: iMAGINE Upstate


Greenlink Partnered with iMAGINE Upstate Festival for Fare Free Day on April 2


Greenlink partnered with iMAGINE Upstate and Ten at the Top to offer Fare Free Day on Saturday, April 2. Fare Free Day was designed to coincide with the 2nd annual iMAGINE Upstate Festival fueled by ScanSource, which showcased science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) learning experiences for youth and families. The festival took place on April 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the West End and at Fluor Field in downtown Greenville. 
 
Ten at the Top was the festival’s transportation partner, and its sponsorship of Fare Free Day allowed Greenlink to provide more than 3,000 free rides on all routes on April 2. According to Nicole McAden, Greenlink’s marketing and program specialist, the partnership between iMAGINE Upstate fueled by ScanSource and Ten at the Top is a great example of how public transportation can play a role within the community. “Opportunities like Fare Free Day provide an incentive for first-time riders or riders who otherwise may be hesitant to use public transportation,” said McAden. “Also, by partnering with large attractions such as downtown festivals, we’re able to demonstrate how public transportation can help address issues such as traffic congestion and parking.”

Photo: Pat Dilger accepting award at SC Alliance for Mobile Infrastructure conference
L- Kat Moreland, Secretary, SC Alliance for Mobile Infrastructure; R - Pat Dilger, Greenville Transit Authority Board Member

Greenlink Honored by the SC Alliance for Mobile Infrastructure


Greenlink and Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) were recognized by the South Carolina Alliance for Mobile Infrastructure at its annual conference in Isle of Palms on February 27. This year, the Alliance presented the 2015 Excellence in Innovation Award, which recognizes the most creative use of technology, resources and planning to bring innovation to the mobile infrastructure industry, to Adam Grutsch with Code for Greenville for its collaboration with Greenlink to develop the Greenville Trolley Tracker mobile app. The Alliance also recognized Pat Dilger, former GTA board chair, as the 2015 Board Member of the Year for her advocacy, awareness raising
and leadership on behalf of GTA and Greenlink.

New Trolley Park and Ride Lot Open


A ribbon cutting ceremony on February 17 marked the official opening of the new West End Park & Ride and Trolley Stop, located at 106 Augusta Street. The 69-space lot is part of a strategic parking expansion plan designed to increase the number of off-street parking spaces in the Central Business District. The West End Park & Ride is the first surface lot in the city to include a trolley stop and features two shelters facing opposite directions - one with a bench for passenger waiting that faces the street and the other housing two parking pay machines facing the lot. The following rates apply: Daily - $1 per hour up to a maximum of $7; and Monthly - $45.
   
The Greater Greenville Association of Realtors awarded Greenlink a $1,500 
“Placemaking Micro-Grant” for wayfinding signage for the trolley, which includes a large-scale trolley route map mounted inside the passenger waiting shelter. Brochures with information about the trolleys are also available inside the shelter. 

Photo: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Representatives from the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, Greenville County Council, Greenville City Council, Greenville Transit Authority, and Greenville Public Works and Parking Services were present to cut the ribbon at the grand opening ceremony February 17, 2016.
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