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Greensboro Transit Agency Heritage Ride Returns for Black History Month 2020

Post Date:01/31/2020 3:48 PM

The Greensboro Transit Agency's Black History Heritage Ride will return for Black History Month 2020.

First launched is 2017, the custom-designed bus continues to familiarize riders and the general community with the accomplishments and contributions made by African Americans and their advocates. A ride on the bus provides a visual history of people, places and moments that have benefited the black community and the American populace. New additions to the 2020 exhibit include Rodeo Hall-of-Famer Bill Pickett, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and the cities of Durham, NC and Philadelphia, PA.

In addition to experiencing the Heritage Ride displays during normal operating service, the “Ride with Pride” will visit Greensboro middle schools by request. Children in grades 6-8 can board the bus to view the diverse images and take a brief ride as they learn about public transportation and how it has played a strategic role in civil rights locally and nationally. Educators can submit visit requests on the GTA website. Due to high demand, visits are limited to one per school and within the city limits of Greensboro only.

The Heritage Ride bus will rotate among GTA’s regular routes seven days a week. You can track it with the live GTA bus tracker. Look for bus number 777-HR. Also, GTA will send periodic updates of the route on its Twitter feed @gtaheat and Instagram @gtaheatbus.