The public can weigh in on proposed changes to Greenlink’s bus passes and fares during a public hearing held by the Greenville Transit Authority on Dec. 11.
The virtual meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. According to a news release, Greenlink is considering offering a new seven-day, 10-day or 14-day pass. Greenlink staff will present a summary of customer outreach activities and share which option they recommend.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, paper punch passes will no longer be accepted as fare payment to board a Greenlink bus. Greenlink ended sales of all paper punch passes on July 1 and provided customers with a six-month window to use any remaining punches on their paper passes.
According to the news release, customers must now purchase all trip-based passes through the electronic TouchPass system and must have enough money in their TouchPass account to pay for the entire fare in order to board the bus.
“When we first began using TouchPass, we allowed customers with a negative balance of $2 or less to finish a trip during the day so they wouldn’t be left without a way home,” said James Keel, Greenlink’s director of public transportation. “However, since we are unable to extend the same courtesy to our customers who pay with cash, we are discontinuing this policy.”
Meeting information will be available at RideGreenlink.com. For more information, contact Nicole McAden, Greenlink’s marketing and public affairs manager, at email@example.com or 864-298-2756.