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Take GTA to the Festival...For Free!

Greensboro is hosting the 76th annual National Folk Festival September 9-11 and GTA is the way to get to all the activities. In celebration of the event, the National Folk Festival and City of Greensboro offer free rides on GTA and HEAT all weekend beginning at 3 pm Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Learn more about the festival on this website.

Real-Time Bus Tracking Is Here!
GTA now offers real-time bus tracking! The Web- and app-based platform allows users to view GTA and HEAT buses in live service, get arrival countdowns for any bus stop in the city, and set arrival alarms on their phone. Learn more on the Track Your Bus Live page.

Labor Day Service Announced
On Monday, September 5, GTA will operate on a Saturday schedule with hourly frequency from 6 am to 10 pm. HEAT will also operate on a Saturday schedule. All services return to normal on Tuesday, September 6.

Streetlevel Media Becomes GTA's Advertising Agency of Record
Beginning July 1, Streetlevel Media has been contracted to coordinate display transit advertising activities for GTA. Learn more about our transit advertising program on the advertising page.

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To complement traditional and specialty display advertising available to the public, GTA is excited to offer Audio Ads. Your 15-second custom message will be heard by more than 82,000 passengers each week. Learn more on our advertising page.

Dress Comfortably for Your Ride
As our hot summer continues, fluctuating temperatures may result in warm or cool buses in the mornings or at night. Bus operators must follow established policies for control of the on-board heat and air-conditioning. To ensure your personal comfort, we suggest you dress in layers so you can add/remove coverings as needed. Also, please be respectful of other passengers when opening or closing windows.

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Comments? Complaints? Suggestions
GTA's goal is to provide the most effective, efficient and safe transit services in the Triad area. Are we hitting the mark or are there areas for improvement? Please let us know by sending us your thoughts.

Service Animal on busShare the Ride...with Service Animals
Under Federal law, public transportation is open to persons with service animals. These assistants are hard at work ensuring the mobility of their owners. Learn more about riding with service animals in this video or review our service animal policy.


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GTA Activity and Coloring Book Available
Hey kids! Looking to learn more about GTA and public transportation? Check out our new Activity and Coloring Book that features a maze puzzle, word search, and plenty of coloring pages. We hear coloring books are all the rage with adults as well. Just download, print and enjoy!

No Change? No Problem! Use Your GO PassYoung African-
GTA now accepts the GO pass on all GTA and HEAT buses. The GO pass is a rechargeable smart card that allows you to pay your bus fare simply with a tap on the farebox. Not only will the pass allow quicker boardings, but you can save up to 20 percent on fares. Learn more about the convenient GO pass here or watch our YouTube video.

Depot Health and Human Services Interactive KioskGet Health & Human Services Agency Information at the Depot
Looking for referrals for disability, mental illness or substance abuse assistance? While in the GTA waiting area of the Depot, you can now access an interactive kiosk that connects you with local nonprofit organizations serving our community with vital services. Provided by Guilford Cares, the touch screen computer system also allows you to print the information on the go. Learn more on this website. 

Did You Know?
GTA offers a free Discount Identification Card that gives holders half-price fares if they: are a senior citizen (60 years or older), are a student (6-18 years), receive Medicaid/Medicare, or have a disability. Documentation of either of these is required to a receive card, which must be shown to a driver at boarding each time. For more information, call 336-335-6499.
 
Plan Your Trip With Google Transit!
GTA is a public transit partner with Google Transit. A subset of Google Maps, this dynamic transit site, widget and app provides trip planning services using route data provided by GTA. It is available on your mobile device, tablet or desktop. Visit the GTA Google Transit page to learn more! 

GTA - the Perfect Partner for Business
Greensboro Transit Authority wants to partner with you to serve your employees' transportation needs! How? Learn about our Corporate Connections program and the benefits available for your employees and your bottom line. 

The Safe Place for Youth - GTASafe Place Logo
GTA is now Greensboro's newest Safe Place location. Signage at the Depot, GTA Administrative Offices, and on more than 100 buses will indicate an area of safety for children in time of need. If a child or young adult needs help, trained GTA representatives are ready to lend a hand. The local Safe Place Program is administered by Youth Focus Inc.

Answers to Your Questions About SCAT Reservation and Service Policy Changes
The GTA Board approved policy changes for SCAT Reservations and Services including the Late Cancelation/No Show Policy. To help you understand these changes, this list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has been produced. For more information on the policy changes, contact Candyce Brown at 336-373-2182.

Regional Fare Value Cards Now Available
The Triad's public transit agencies, which includes GTA, are offering riders a Regional Fare Value Card. Riders can purchase cards in $5, $10, and $20 denominations to use on PART, GTA, HiTran, and WSTA buses. Each time a rider boards a bus, the fare box will deduct each transit system's single ride fare amount. Transfer tickets will not be provided between the transit systems. For more information about the Regional Fare Value Card, visit the PART website

Get in the Know with Transit Updates
Be the first to get GTA and HEAT updates and information, service changes, route detours, weather delays and more by text message. Sign up by texting follow gtaheat to 40404. You can also subscribe by e-mail by visiting GTA's Twitter site.
*Please note that this service is free, but you may be charged for text messages depending on your personal cell phone plan. The City of Greensboro and GTA are not responsible for charges or damages resulting from use of this service.

Web-Based Reservations Available for SCAT Users
Users of Specialized Community Area Transportation (SCAT) services can now make reservations for trips on the Internet. To make a reservation, please visit the interactive website.

GTA Title VI Notice

Greensboro Transit Authority complies with federal laws that prohibit discrimination against people because of their race, color or national origin, disability, and in some cases, sex, age or low income status. View our Title VI Notice to the Public. Click to view the full notice.

 

Last updated: 8/30/2016 4:47:01 PM