Feb 3, 2014

Transit continues to grow in Greenville

GREENVILLE - Pamela Garland, Public Transportation Director for the City of Greenville, announced the end of the year figures for Greenville Transit System (GTS). 2013 had a ridership increase of 7.27% over 2012 and an increase of 53.8% since 2009. GTS delivered 52,755 one-way trips during the year. With the aging baby boomers, every indication is that the demand for public transportation will only increase.

72% of riders qualified for the Elderly/Disabled half price fare while 28% were general public. GTS provided rides to medical appointments, shopping, work, and education. GTs also provides a fair shuttle and assists during Shawnee Prairie Days.

The City of Greenville contracts with MV Transit, Inc. for the day-to-day operations. MV has increased efficiency over the past 4 years, exceeding the goals set by ODOT and the City. The General Manager is Kathy Cool.

GTS recently took delivery of two replacement vans which were 80% funded by ODOT and the remaining by the sale of older vans. GTS is funded by grants from FTA, ODOT, Elderly & Disabled, as well as local share by The City of Greenville. GTS is a public transportation service. Call 547-1811 to book your ride.

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