Loyal riders, get ready for "Snoballs in August!" on August 24
You are invited to join us for a special Rider Appreciation Event Friday, August 24 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Depot (postponed from August 3). We will be dishing out free Pelican’s SnoBalls as a thank you for your support. Also while you are there, meet the GTA staff, check out our displays including our new battery electric bus and Plug 'N Ride bus. There will be great GTA swag giveaways and door prizes including bus passes, gift cards, an Amazon FireStick and a PlayStation 4 gaming system. We hope to see you there!
11-Ride Pass Eliminated
GTA no longer sells the 11-ride transit pass. If you have an 11-ride pass, it can be used to pay GTA and HEAT fares through December 31. Riders who wish to continue to experience multi-ride savings are encouraged to use the GTA rechargeable GO pass which offers up to 20 percent savings. To help with the transition, during the month of August, you can purchase the GO pass without the normal $1 card fee.
GTA Invites You to #Plug 'N Ride
Greensboro Transit Authority has received our first new buses with on-board mobile device charging capabilities. USB sockets under the passenger seats will allow riders to recharge phones and tablets during their travels. Look for #PlugNRide buses on the streets right now. When they arrive at your bus stop, simply come on board, plug and ride!
GTAHEAT Joins Instagram
As yet another way to receive information on GTA and HEAT, you can now get updates through Instagram. Follow us @gtaheatbus.
Introducing the New GTA Scorecard
Ever wonder how GTA is doing with on-time performance? Customer service? Maintenance? We now offer the GTA Scorecard where we compile the numbers to provide you an accurate picture of accomplishments and areas of improvement. Visit this Web page to access the scoreboard and take a three-minute survey for your chance to win free bus passes.
Public Comments Requested for Long Range Transit Plan
The public comment period for the Mobility Greensboro 2040 long-range plan draft review is a valuable opportunity for riders and residents to help establish strategies and programs for increased ridership and efficiency. The public is invited to review the proposed plan and provide feed back on GTA's Get On Board 2040 site.
New Paratransit Buses In Operation
GTA has recently received five replacement SCAT buses that have been placed into operation. This is in addition to several replaced in 2017 featuring a new exterior design. 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.
Next GTA Board Meeting scheduled for August 28
The August meeting of the GTA Board will take place on Tuesday, August 28 at 6 pm. Download the board agenda and information packet prior to the meeting.
Temporary Detour in Affect for Route 8 - Updated 11/2/17
Due to construction around Cotswald Avenue, GTA Route 8 Battleground Avenue will operate on an updated detour until further notice. The current outbound route will turn right on Cotswald, left on Old Battleground, and left on Battleground inbound. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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.
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!
GTA/HEAT Partners with NC by Train for Last Mile Program
A new bus-rail partnership gives passengers on the NC by Train/Amtrak Raleigh-to-Charlotte (Piedmont and Carolinian trains) rail corridor the option of a transit pass to help them reach their final destination through public transportation. To get a pass, rail passengers need to request it from conductors while on board and present it when boarding the transit partner’s bus. Use of the pass is only good on the passenger’s day of travel. For more information, visit the NC By Train Web page.
GTA Introduces Audio Transit Advertising
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.
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!
Did You Know?
GTA offers a free Discount Identification Card that gives holders half-price fares if they: are a veteran, 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.
GTA Title VI and Reasonable Modifications Request 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