Greenlink has implemented the next phase of its plan to extend the service hours for its 12 fixed routes.
All routes are operating from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
“When we rolled out the first phase of extended hours on just four routes on Dec. 1, customers were ecstatic,” said Greenlink marketing and public affairs manager Nicole McAden. “We’re excited about what the full network’s service extension, all 12 routes, will mean for even more customers.”
After additional bus drivers are brought on and trained through its Bus Operator in Training program, Greenlink also expects to phase in later service hours for Saturdays in early 2021.
In addition to extending service hours, Greenlink is offering a new seven-day pass for customers to purchase via TouchPass. Customers were previously only able to purchase a one-day or 31-day pass.
“Time-based passes allow for unlimited rides, eliminating transfer fees for customers,” public transit director James Keel said. “We believe this pass will make fare payment easier and more convenient. The TouchPass system will also reward our frequent customers with lower expenses by capping the maximum amount a passenger spends on fares each week.”
The seven-day pass is $12.50 for a full-fare adult customer, $10.50 for students and children aged 6 to 17 years and $6.25 for seniors aged 65 years or older, those with a disability and Medicare recipients.
TouchPass smartcards are available at the dispatch booth inside the downtown Transit Center at 100 W. McBee Ave. in Greenville, and the seven-day pass can be loaded onto the card at the dispatch booth with cash, credit card or debit card. Once the smartcard is registered online, fares may also be purchased with credit or debit cards at touchpass.com or through the TouchPass app, which is available in iOS or Android app stores.
For more information, visit ridegreenlink.com.