To raise perception about the advantages of using public transportation, the city of Greenville has designated October as “Try Transit Month,” complete with special events highlighted by Fare Free Friday on Oct. 27.
Taking a bus or trolley for errands or commuting is beneficial both to consumers and the environment — by saving fuel and reducing personal vehicle emissions.
Because Greenlink —Greenville’s public transit system — wants area residents to know about the economic and ecological perks of public transportation, it will sponsor a children’s story time event with bus drivers; a transit trivia evening; and its Fare Free Friday on all 11 of its fixed routes, including free transfers, on Oct. 27.
Fixed routes 1-14 operate from 5:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and route 16 operates from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 27. Residents and visitors can find complete schedules and estimated time stops for all routes at www.RideGreenlink.com. The promotion does not include Greenville Area Paratransit services,
“It is our hope that those who haven’t considered public transit an option in the past will take advantage of this opportunity to give it a try,” Alan Berry, president and CEO of Greenville Heritage FCU, said. “Sponsoring this event is also a way for us to thank the regular Greenlink riders for their help with relieving congestion on Greenville roadways.”