GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Greenlink will partner with Proterra, the Greenville-based battery-electric bus manufacturer, to offer Fare Free Day on Nov. 3 to coincide with Election Day.
According to a news release, the Fare Free Day will allow Greenlink to provide free service for all passengers on the fixed bus routes and free paratransit trips for existing Greenville Area Paratransit clients on Nov. 3.
“We are excited to work with Proterra to help remove any barriers our community members may face getting to the polls. By eliminating the cost of a bus trip, Proterra has increased the number of mobility options that Greenville County residents can tap into to help exercise their right to vote,” Greenlink Director James Keel said.
“Public transit provides an essential service to our communities, including by helping voters access their local polling sites on Election Day. Exercising the right to vote is one of the most powerful ways to participate in our democracy. We all benefit when we have our voices heard. That’s why as a Greenville company, we’re proud to partner with Greenlink to make it easier for voters in our community get to the polls this Election Day, November 3rd,” Proterra CEO Jack Allen said.
According to the release, Greenlink passengers can use the Google Transit app at www.ridegreenlink.com to plan their free trips on Nov. 3.
Greenlink’s “FindGreenlink” smartphone app for Android and iOS devices will assist customers who worry about whether they’ve missed the bus. You can download the free app by searching for “FindGreenlink” in the iOS or Android app store.
To keep passengers safe from COVID-19 exposure, Greenlink currently has a 20-passenger limit on fixed routes.
Passengers are asked to maintain as much distance from the bus driver as possible when boarding and to stand at least six feet apart when waiting at a bus stop. Buses are disinfected 4 times a day and masks are encouraged for riders.
Free masks are available for riders at the Greenlink Transit Center at 100 Mcbee Ave in downtown Greenville.