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Take the GTA Rider Financial Impact Survey
GTA is conducting a survey of GTA, HEAT and SCAT riders to identify the financial impact they make on the local area. Look for survey takers at the Depot and on buses or you can take the survey online. Respondents will receive two free one-ride passes and will be entered into a drawing for a free 31-day unlimited ride pass (GTA/HEAT) or a 60-ride pass (SCAT). Greensboro area residents only please.
HEAT Fall Break Service Change Announced
Due to upcoming fall breaks at local colleges and universities, HEAT will offer limited frequency with one bus only on Routes 73 and 75 Monday and Tuesday, October 12-13. HEAT service will return to normal Wednesday, October 14.
October Riders Advisory Panel Meeting Canceled
The October GTA Riders Advisory Panel Meeting has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 2.
New and Updated Polices Posted
The GTA Board recently approved a new Infant Boarding policy as well as an updated Late Cancelation and No Show policy.
Share 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.
GTA Operators Best in the State
Congratulations to our expert bus operators who brought home wins from the NCPTA/NCDOT State Bus 'Roadeo' held June 7 in Concord. Fixed-route operator Nate Love placed first in the Bus category while SCAT operator Robin Dillon placed second in the Van category. Also participating at the state event were Cornell Starks and Bluford Thompson.
GTA Recognized by NC City-County Communicators (NC3C)
The City's GTA/Public Transportation Division has received two awards from NC3C, an organization of government marketing and communications professionals across the state: first place for Best Use of Promotional Campaign/Item for the GO pass promotional campaign created by Kevin Elwood and second place for Best Promotional Video for the GO pass informational video written and produced by Elwood with assistance from Joshua Johnson and the City's Greensboro Television Network.
Stand Up 4 Transportation!
Stand Up 4 Transportation Day has passed, but the need is still great. GTA along with other local and national transportation agencies and supporters are continuing to work with the American Public Transportation Association to publicize the need for long-term, reliable, and sustainable transportation funding. Learn more.
New 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. Just download, print and enjoy.
No Change? No Problem! Use Your GO Pass
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.
Get 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.
Google Transit Comes to GTA!
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 - GTA
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.
New Facility Construction is Completed
The new 64,000 square foot GTA Operations/Maintenance Facility and Administrative Offices has been completed and is now serving the Greensboro community. Want to see what it took to make it happen? Check out our construction photos on our flickr site.
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.
Public Transportation Division Manager: Elizabeth G. James