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GTA Needs Your Touch!
We are in search of 50 volunteers to join our Touchpass Electronic Payment Pilot Program. You will be among the first to use the Touchpass card and mobile app for payment of GTA, HEAT and SCAT fares. To qualify, you must currently pay fares using cash, pre-purchased passes, punch-cards or the GO pass. If chosen to participate, at the conclusion of the pilot, participants will receive a 31-day unlimited-ride GTA pass or a 40-ride SCAT punch card. Please fill out the form to apply.

Join the Great GTA Scavenger Hunt

Want to see Monster Jam? The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival with Mike Epps and Gary Owen? WWE Friday Night Smackdown? Tickets to these events and more are waiting for you to find with the Great GTA Scavenger Hunt. Get clues by following us on Twitter @gtaheat and Instagram @gtaheatbus. Your first hint? The prizes are all hidden along GTA and HEAT bus routes. So let the fun begin! 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Service
Due to the upcoming MLK holiday Monday, January 20, GTA and HEAT will operate on a Saturday schedule with hourly service 6 am to 10 pm on all GTA routes. SCAT will also operate on a Saturday schedule. Please note that GTA routes in the vicinity of MLK will experience temporary detours due to parade activities.
  
GTA Black History Ride Returns in 2020

GTA's Black History Heritage Ride, which first launched in 2017 to wide acclaim, returns for Black History Month in February. Our special decal bus contains interior displays of important people and events in black history. While the images can be viewed during normal GTA service (# 777-HR click here for the current route throughout February), the bus is also available for visits to public/private schools within Greensboro city limits. Learn more here and to request a visit.

Purchase GTA passes using credit/debit cards
cardsBy popular request, you can now purchase GTA and SCAT bus passes with a major credit or debit card at the Depot Customer Service office and GTA Administrative Offices! To use the debit option, the card must feature a Mastercard or Visa logo. For questions, contact Customer Service at 336-335-6499.

Holiday GTA/SCAT Services
Due to the upcoming holiday, the following schedule will be as follows:
Tuesday, December 31 - Hourly GTA and SCAT service 6 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, January 1 - No GTA or SCAT service

The GTA Administrative offices are closed on January 1.

GTA Service Returns to Women's Hospital Beginning November 11
Previously discontinued due to anticipated relocation of Women's Hospital, GTA Route 8 Battleground Avenue will serve the facility once again with limited service Mondays thru Fridays. The scheduled arrival/departure times are 7:41, 9:41 and 11:41 am along with afternoon times of 1:41, 3:41 and 5:41.

2019 Rider Survey Now Available
We want your feedback on how we are doing as your local transit provider. Please take our confidential fixed-route survey to share the good, the bad and the ugly...we want it all! For our SCAT riders, surveys will be conducted by telephone October 4 - 8, but if you don't want to wait for a call, you can take our online version.


Greensboro Transit Advisory Commission Gains New Member, Elects Chair
The GTAC welcomes Lisa McMillan as our newest Commission Member. Also, Commission Member JD Galyon, III has been elected GTAC Chair.

Greensboro Transit Advisory Commission Gains New Members
The GTAC is proud to welcome Kim Issac as GTAC Vice-Chair and Jeffrey Surgeon as a Committee Member. GTAC meetings take place the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm at the GTA Administrative Offices. Meetings are free and open to the public.


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Explore Benefits For Your Employees with Commuter Connections!
Commuter Connections is an exciting new partnership with employers to extend transit benefits to their hard-working employees and enjoy tax benefits at the same time. Learn more on the Commuter Connections page and contact us today to offer this perk for travel to work and beyond!

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IRide-Final-LogoPilot Program Adds Weekend Service
In response to user feedback, users of the new I-Ride by SCAT service can now travel on Saturdays and Sundays also! And all still for one flat cost of $6 per trip. Learn more on the I-Ride page. 

SCAT at Your Service
SCAT provides door-to-door and curb-to-curb transportation services for persons with disabilities who cannot ride a standard GTA bus. Learn more on the SCAT Web page.

Your Bus is in Your Hands
Need to know the progress of your GTA or HEAT bus? Get real-time information on your smart phone or text-enabled phone. Download the free Transloc Rider app from the Apple or Android app stores or visit the live online map.

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GTA Partners with Local Business to Offer GO Pass eXtra$
Your GO Pass transit smart card will save you more than just 20 percent off your GTA fares. Flash your pass at a variety of local merchants and receive great discounts at retail, dining, entertainment establishments and many others. Check out our current list of participating merchants and prepare to save!


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Get Heard with Audio Transit AdvertisingGirl on Bus
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.

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GTA Activity and Coloring Book Available
Hey kids! Looking to learn more about GTA and public transportation? Check out our 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!