City GREATly Improves Bus Service
The City of Greenville is expanding with a sixth route to better serve Greenville’s growing bus ridership and demand for public transportation.
Beginning Saturday, July 2, the Greenville Area Transit (GREAT) bus system will add a sixth route to better accommodate high ridership demands for southwest Greenville and Pitt Community College. The addition also provides for better service to areas north of the Tar River.
The changes come about as the result of two years of planning and study by City staff and the Public Transportation and Parking Commission. Commission members and staff spoke with GREAT bus riders and drivers, analyzed ridership data, and listened to requests for additional service from current and underserved areas of the city.
“We are always looking for ways to make sure GREAT is a high-quality transit system for our customers,” said Transit Manager Nancy Harrington. “This process will help our award-winning drivers improve on-time performance as well as provide more and better service to several areas of the city.”
Route 6 will help relieve full and overcrowded buses on Route 3, provide more service options to Kristin Drive and Williams Road, and pick up part of Route 4’s service area south of the river. Route 4 (which had become too long and struggled with maintaining on-time service) will now only serve the Reade Street transfer point and areas of the city north of the river. Route 4 will also expand to include the Oak Grove and Countryside Estates area.
Maps of the new bus routes are available on the City’s website at www.greenvillenc.gov. For more information, please contact Transit Manager Nancy Harrington at 252-329-4047.
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