The Greenville Transit Authority has finalized the 2020-24 Transit Development Plan study of the Greenlink transit system and has scheduled an Open House event for Greenville County residents to learn more about the study and view the final recommendations from Connetics Transportation Group, the firm hired by the transit authority to conduct the study. The Open House is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the transit center at 11 E. McBee Ave.
“After nearly a year of planning, with the comprehensive operations analysis and now the Transit Development Plan, we feel confident that we know what it will take to create a better public transportation system in Greenville County,” said Gary Shepard, Greenlink’s public transportation director, in a news release. “The next step will be determining if these improvements are a priority investment for our community.”
The goal of the study is to create a plan to improve the Greenlink network so that it is more useful to residents in Greenville County, the release said. The plan identifies potential expansions in fixed route bus service, estimates the cost to implement these expansions, estimates the potential ridership gain that would occur from such expansions and lists possible funding sources to be explored. Examples of possible improvements include extending evening service, increasing frequency of service, establishing Sunday service and creating new bus routes to connect unserved areas. While the recommendations will be discussed at the open house, implementation of any changes will require further financial investment.