Why are you doing this?
This was identified as a need by studies in 2000, 2003, and 2006. It has been a City Council goal, and is intended to provide high quality services to the community as well as serve as a catalyst for economic development.
Why do we need a bus station?
The GTAC is not a bus station. It will be utilized by the GREAT, PATs, Greyhound, and ECU bus services for connections, but taxis and the new Amtrak Connector will use it as well. Airport, medical, and hotel shuttles could locate there with future rail service also a possibility.
The Center will provide 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. It will also become an anchor for economic revitalization for the Dickinson Avenue area as transportation centers have been in other communities such as Greensboro, Durham, and Spartanburg, SC. This has already proven to be the case given the planned developments by private investors immediately around the Greenville Transportation Activity Center site.
Does my voice really matter?