Bus Route Changes

Route Changes Recommended in the Comprehensive Operational Analysis

The results of the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA), which were unveiled in August 2017, include recommendations for a number of bus route changes.  

As a result, Greenlink held 16 community meetings throughout the months of October and November 2017, sharing information about the proposed route changes and giving the public an opportunity to provide input on the route designs.

Feedback received at the community meetings were incorporated into the routes and the Greenville Transit Authority Board of Directors voted to adopt the new routes in December 2017. The changes are expected to go into effect in summer 2019.

Helpful Links

Maps of proposed route changes
COA Final Report

Calendar of Public Meetings
Calendario de las Reuniones Públicas

Stop Removals:
  • The Route 14 and Route 16 bus stop at Laurens Rd & Sycamore Dr (next to O'Reilly Auto Parts) was removed March 8, 2019. After March 8, passengers can use stop at Laurens Rd & Industrial Dr or the stop at Laurens Rd & Simmons Ave instead.
  • The Route 14 stop at W. Curtis St & N. Industrial Dr (next to Muffin Mam) will be removed April 29, 2019. After April 29, passengers can use the stop at W. Curtis St & South St instead.
New Trolley Routes: 
  • In an effort to expand service beyond the Central Business District, Greenlink added two additional trolleys to its fleet. The expanded service began August 3, 2017 and features two new routes, and modified the existing Main Street route - creating a total of four trolley routes. Because a portion of the funding for the new trolleys will come from tourism related taxes, the new routes have been designed to provide access to restaurants, retail, parks and leisure activities.

Beginning January 2, 2017, the following changes went into effect for Route 14:

  • Existing stops on Millennium Blvd and Innovation Drive will now be for passengers traveling inbound towards Downtown Greenville only (in green on the map below)
  • New stops will be installed directly across the street from these existing stops for outbound travel towards Mauldin and Simpsonville (in purple on the map below)
  • Stop located at the BP gas station at 2900 Laurens Road will no longer be serviced (circled in red on the map below)

On September 19, 2016, Greenlink implemented the following changes to Route 1:

  • Traveling inbound (towards downtown) on Pleasantburg Drive, Route 1 will now continue as follows (shown in GREEN on map below):
    • Turn RIGHT onto West Antrim Drive
    • Turn LEFT onto Frederick Street
    • STOP at the Greenville Tech Buck Mickel Center*
    • STOP at SHARE*
    • STOP at the intersection of Frederick Street and McAlister Road*
    • Turn RIGHT onto McAlister Road

*Indicates a new stop (shown with STARS on map below)

  • The following stops will no longer be served (circled in YELLOW on map below):
    • Pleasantburg Drive across the street from the University Center
    • Legrand Boulevard near the Coin Laundry

On July 5, 2016, Greenlink implemented the following changes

Route 8:

  • Most stops along Route 8 will now be serviced by the new Circulator route
  • The following Route 8 stops will no longer be served:
    • Mall Connector Rd & Fluor Daniel Dr
    • Halton Rd & Congaree Rd
    • Congaree Rd & Webb Rd
    • Block Congaree Rd & Roper Mtn Rd
    • Verdae Blvd & Rockly Slope Rd
Route 12:

  • Route 12 will now serve as the direct connection between the downtown Transit Center and Haywood Mall
  • ITT Tech and the Hand Surgery Center will no longer be served
Route 14:

  • Route 14 will now stop at CU-ICAR on both inbound and outbound trips
  • University Center will no longer be served
CU-ICAR/St. Francis Shuttle and the Clemson Connector:

  • Routes will be consolidated to service CU-ICAR, University Center, Haywood Mall, Patewood, St. Francis Eastside, Waterside Greene Apartments, and St. Francis Millenium
  • This new Circulator route will not connect to downtown Greenville. Connections to downtown can occur at CU-ICAR (Route 14) or Haywood Mall (Route 12)
  • Transfers between the Circulator and Route 12 and transfers between the Circulator and Route 14 are waived. Make sure you indicate to your driver that you need a transfer ticket between these routes

Other changes:

  • The following routes will no longer make deviated stops in an effort to keep buses on schedule and avoid delays:
    • Route 3 - Removal of the stop at Furman University Herring Center
    • Route 3 - Removal of the stop at Stallings Road
    • Route 10 - Removal of the stop at Donaldson Center