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September Board Briefing is Canceled
The September 18 GTA Board briefing has been canceled. The September Board meeting will be held at 6 pm Wednesday, September 24.
No Change? No Problem! Use Your GO pass
Beginning November 3, GTA will accept the new 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. The GO pass will be available for free to riders until December 7; just load at least $2 in fare value. Learn more about the convenient GO pass here.
Career Express Service Transitioned to PART
The Career Express bus service, operated by GTA in the Greensboro airpark area, is now under the management and operation of the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART). For information on using PART Career Express, call 336-662-0002 or visit this website.
Proper Attire Policy Enforcement Begins September 1
GTA is observing a Proper Attire policy on GTA buses and at all transit facilities forbidding the wearing of sagging pants while using GTA services. Passengers whose attire does not meet the policy standards will be given the opportunity to adjust their clothing or they will not be allowed to enter the bus or property. The full policy can be found here. Thank you for your cooperation as we seek to offer the best service possible for our riders.
September Board Meeting is September 25
The September meeting of the GTA Board takes place at 6 pm Wednesday, September 25, at the GTA Administrative Offices. The board briefing is at 5:30 pm Thursday, September 18.
GTA Operators...Best in the State
Congratulations to GTA operators who participated and placed in the 2014 NC Public Transportation Association Bus Roadeo in Charlotte. The team brought home first place in Overall Bus, beating competing teams from Charlotte, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem and more. In individual categories, GTA Operator Nate Love took first in Bus while SCAT Operator Cornell Starks captured first in Light Transit Vehicle. Also competing for Greensboro were operators Robin Dillon, Stephanie Hartgrove, Bonita Hunt and Dexter Vines. The annual competition allows bus operators from across the state to showcase their driving skills, knowledge and appearance. Winners from regional roadeos compete at the state level, and from there, nationally.
GTA Recognizes LEED Gold Achievement
On February 6, GTA celebrated its achievement of having the first Greensboro municipal building to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Status. The various green features ranging from solar water heating to vegetative roofing reduce the overall energy consumption of the Operations/Maintenance Facility and Administrative Offices building. Pictured l-r: Councilmembers Sharon Hightower and Marikay Abuzuaiter, Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Public Transportation Manager Libby James, GTA Chair Lawrence Mann, and City Manager Jim Westmoreland.
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 has become the newest public transit system to 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 recently 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 Sharon Smiley 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