Greensboro Transit Authority

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Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) provides transit service to the city of Greensboro, North Carolina. It was created in 1991 when the City of Greensboro assumed operations of the Duke Power Company.[1] The bus operations and maintenance are currently contracted to Keolis.

Routes

Routes, system map, downtown Greensboro insert map

Weekdays & Saturdays

Operates Monday-Friday 5:15 am-11:30 pm and Saturday 6 am-10 pm

  • 1 - West Wendover Avenue
  • 2 - Four Seasons
  • 3 - North Elm Street
  • 4 - Benbow/Willow Road
  • 5 - Gorrell Street
  • 6 - Summit Avenue
  • 7 - Friendly Avenue
  • 8 - Battleground Avenue
  • 9 - West Market Street
  • 10 - East Market Street
  • 11 - Gate City Boulevard
  • 12 - Randleman Road/South Elm-Eugene Street
  • 13 - Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • 14 - Bessemer Avenue/Phillips Avenue
  • 15 - Yanceyville Street/Brightwood School Road
  • 17 (Mon-Fri) - Lawndale Drive

Sundays

Operates from 6 am-6 pm

  • 21 - Summit Avenue/North Elm Street
  • 22 - East Market Street/Bessemer Avenue/Phillips Avenue
  • 23 - Gorrell Street/Benbow Road/Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • 24 - Randleman Road/South Elm-Eugene Street
  • 25 - Four Seasons Town Centre/Gate City Boulevard
  • 26 - West Wendover Avenue/West Friendly Avenue
  • 27 - Battleground Avenue/Friendly's Shopping Center

Connector

  • 12A (Mon-Sat) - South Town Connector

Fares

On April 1st, 2022, GTA, along with sister agency PART began utilizing the UMO Smartcard system developed by Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.[2] With UMO, fares remained the same price, but allowed for cross-agency transfer between PART, Greensboro Transit Authority, and the High Point Transit System.

A GTA Umo smartcard, introduced in 2022

Current fares are listed below:[3]

Fare Types Cost
(Discount)
How to Buy
One-way Fare $1.50
($0.75)
Paid with boarding the
bus with cash
or Umo stored value
(Free transfers)
1 day Pass $4.00
($2.00)
Umo App, Umo Online,
or Load Your Umo
Account at the Depot
(includes free transfers)
31 Day Pass $58.00
($29.00)
Umo App, Umo Online,
or Load Your Umo
Account at the Depot
(includes free transfers)
Stored Value Load $5 to $100 Umo App, Umo Online,
or Load Your Umo
Account at the Depot
(includes free transfers)
Umo smartcard
(New or
replacement)
$2.00 Order Online or at the Depot

Facilities

GTA Customer Service Center

  • Address: 236-C E. Washington St., Greensboro, NC 27401
  • Phone:
    • Fixed-route customer service: 336-335-6499
    • Specialized Community Area Transportation (SCAT) customer service: 336-373-2732
    • SCAT reservations: 336-333-6589

Operations/Maintenance Facility and Administrative Offices

  • Address: 223 W. Meadowview Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406
  • Phone:
    • Administration: 336-373-2634

Transit Fleet

The information below is current as of October 2022. Greensboro Transit buses are numbered together with other city owned vehicles, hence the gaps in numbers. It is also common for fleet numbers to be reused once a bus has been retired.

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
836-839, 845,
861-864
Greensboro Transit Authority 845-a.jpg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
4100-4102 2011 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison EP40 Hybrid system
4103 2012 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison EP40 Hybrid system
759, 802 Greensboro Transit Authority 802-a.jpg 2015 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison EP40 Hybrid system
782, 807-808,
827, 829
Greensboro Transit Authority 827-a.jpg 2015 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison EP40 Hybrid system
756, 758, 777,
803, 815
2016 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
757, 764-765,
795
Greensboro Transit Authority 765-a.jpg 2018 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R
797-798,
848-855
Greensboro Transit Authority 851-a.jpg 2018 Proterra Catalyst BE40 UQM HD220 Eaton EEV-7202
846-847, 865
873, 875-876
Greensboro Transit Authority 847-a.jpg 2019 Proterra Catalyst BE40 UQM HD220 Eaton EEV-7202
869, 877 2020 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R
866, 872, 874, 878 2021 NFI XD35 Cummins L9
867 Greensboro Transit Authority 867-a.jpg 2021 Proterra ZX5 40'
ProDrive
UQM HD250 Eaton EEV-7202
235000-235003 2023 NFI XD40 Cummins L9
235500-235503 2023 NFI XD35 Cummins L9

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
799, 817, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? 1991 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35/96TB/6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Originally numbered 201-207.
  • Retired circa 2005-2007.
9110-9112, 9114-9125 1991 Gillig Spirit 28' Allison MTB-643
  • Pulled from service in May 1997 due to a series of fires.
  • 4 units caught on fire and were destroyed. 3 other units were partially damaged.[4][5]
  • Retired in 1999.
  • Some units (including 9123) were bought by Transit Sales International.[6]
9501-9503 6/1995 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Renumbered into the 800 series?
    • 1 unit was renumbered 819.
756-760, 764-765,
777, 782, 794-795,
797-798, 802-803, 807-808,
815, 827, 829
2003-04 OBI Orion V
(05.504)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R
846-855 2006 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G29B102N4)
Cummins ISL ZF 5/6HP592C
  • 847, 850, 855 renumbered to 6847, 6850, 6855
865-878 2008 Chevrolet

Goshen

C5500

GC II 5500

  • Used for Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT) service.
  • Units retired, numbers reused for Proterra buses.

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