The City of Greenville broke ground on the G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center on November 29, 2016. This project started as a City Council goal to create a facility which would encourage multiple modes of transportation within the City, provide a central access point where people could transfer from one mode to another, and create a hub not only for transportation within the City, but also a catalyst for revitalization and economic development.
The project was guided by a stakeholders group made up of people from the City of Greenville, East Carolina University, Uptown Greenville, the Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee, and GREAT transit riders.
City officials were joined by Congressman G.K. Butterfield for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility on August 8, 2018. Services began at the transportation center on August 9, 2018.
Why the GTAC?
The Butterfield Transportation Center is a centrally located transfer facility where all local and regional transportation services can connect. The Greenville Area Transit system (GREAT bus system), Pitt Area Transit (PATS), ECU Transit, and Greyhound each utilize the facility for connections along with taxis and the Amtrak Connector. Airport, medical, and hotel shuttles could also locate there with future rail service also a possibility.
The Center provides a covered transfer facility with seating, restrooms and more, giving people a choice of transportation options to fit their needs and meet the needs of our growing population for the next 20-30 years.