Greer gives support to bid for Greenville County bus service

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, May 25, 2015

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Greer gives support to bid for Greenville County bus service


Greer is giving its support to a group of entities applying for $12 million in TIGER discretionary grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a full service regional transportation network.

City Council unanimously (7-0) approved City Administrator Ed Driggers to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Greenville Transit Authority (Greenlink) for the purpose of installing a bus/transit station within the city’s central business district and possibly at Wade Hampton Blvd and Buncombe Road.

There is $500 million available for TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) projects in the U.S.

The idea is to transform the existing Greenlink transit service to a network that reaches the farthest points of the county to include the city of Greer served by 10 zero emission electric buses and two EV charging stations. 

Two corridor express routes –the Gold Line and the Blue Line – will have 24 multimodal transit stations equipped with electronic pay equipment and bike-share systems.

The University Center Midtown will serve as the transfer station for each line.

Gold Line

Travelers Rest

Furman University

Cherrydale Shopping Center

West Greenville

Greenlink Transfer Center

East Washington Neighborhood

Ackley/Nicholtown Neighborhood

University Center Midtown Transfer

Haywood Shopping Center

Verdae Neighborhood

CU-ICAR (Clemson Transfer)

Mauldin City CBD

Simpsonville City CBD

Hillcrest Hospital

Fountain Inn City CBD

Blue Line

Greer City CBD

North Buncombe Shopping Center (SC 101)

Taylors Neighborhood Hampton Village Shopping Center

Bob Jones University

TD Convention Center

University Center Midtown Transfer

Greenville Technical College

Augusta Road Neighborhood

Donaldson Center (SCTAC)






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