For the 2022-2023 school year, Guilford County Schools students will have an additional transportation option.
The Greensboro Transit Agency (GTA) has announced that the transit partnership with Guilford County Schools providing free transportation to Guilford County Schools students will be available.
This program was launched in response to a school bus driver shortage and provides free access to all Guilford County Schools students on GTA busses.
The focus is on providing transportation to school or after school activities for high school students at Dudley, Grimsley, Page and Smith high schools. But students who live or attend school along any of GTA’s 19 regular routes can use the system.
Guilford County Schools is providing enhanced support for the GTA services with an upgrade of the “One Card” for students. This will ensure compatibility with the GTA’s UMO fare payment system. The One Card will allow GTA to provide ridership reports to Guilford County Schools broken down by routes, stops and assigned schools.
Guilford County Schools will pay GTS for the rides taken by students during school days at the rate of 75 cents per trip up to $1.50 per day per student.
In January 2022, Guilford County Schools announced that it would not be providing school bus transportation to eight high schools, with five of those in Greensboro, but that GTA would provide free transportation to the five high schools in Greensboro, which all had access to GTA bus routes.
GTA held one Get 2 Know GTA event on Sunday, Aug. 14 and will hold a second on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Doug Galyon Depot at 236 E. Washington St. in downtown Greensboro. The event will include discussions and demonstrations on using GTA and a tour of a GTA bus. Greensboro Transit Advisory Commission members and staff will conduct a free ride-along on the routes serving the four high schools.
Additional information can be found at ridegta.com.