Greensboro Transit Agency System-wide Route Modifications Begin August 5
Greensboro Transit Agency (GTA) will make a series of route modifications to take affect Monday, August 5. To download the new route maps and schedules or to view a video outlining the changes, visit the GTA website.
As a result of the Mobility Greensboro 2040 Short Term Transit Plan, 14 out of the system’s 17 daily routes will see changes in coverage including the addition, relocation, or removal of some bus stops in the city.
One of the most prominent modifications of the system is the division of the consistently overcrowded Route 12 on South Elm-Eugene Street and Randleman Road. Route 12 will continue to serve South Elm-Eugene while the new Route 13 (Randleman Road) will provide coverage along this growing corridor. GTA has also created additional transfer points between routes to reduce the number of trips requiring transfers at the downtown J. Douglas Galyon Depot.
“These modifications resulted from a charge for staff to seek further efficiencies in our current provision of transit services”, says Kevin Elwood, GTA marketing and communications manager. “Our planners had to accomplish this with no additional spending on transit services. While this of course means that a few riders may have to alter the travels they have become accustomed to, the modifications will provide better service to our customers and the overall community.”
The service modifications were created and vetted through an outreach process to include public meetings, rider surveys, and establishment of an informative web portal at getonboard2040.org.
The Greensboro Transit Advisory Commission voted in favor of the changes following a public hearing at the May 2019 meeting. GTA staff will be available at the Depot over the next week to provide education on the upcoming changes.