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Old 06-24-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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How is the bus system in Greenville? Does it go to most employers? How late in the day does it run?
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville South Carolina
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The bus system sucks here. But they are working on it ..
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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the bus system is awful, period.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Do not count on the bus system to get you anywhere in its present form. I'm sending you a DM with a link.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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We have a bus system? Since when? LOL.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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The bus system is in Greenville is poor. If your trying to depend on it for getting to and from your job . . . DON'T! The bus's here run only on the hour and they stop running around 6:00pm. If I need a transfer to get home in the evening, I better plan on getting on that bus about 4:45pm. The Bus has a shorter schedule on Saturday and DOES NOT run on Sunday at all. For me, this means I can't get to church on Sunday. Often, the bus arrives early and I miss it or more than likely, late. Leaving me to stand in the cold or the heat. Most drivers are friendly. Although, I was sitting on a bench at the bus stop. The driver was about to go right on by. A man sitting on the bench with me jumped up, ran after the bus. Waved the bus down. The driver said that we should have been on our feet, waiving him down. Greenville Link doesn't care about it's riders. Poor service. Does not meet the needs of the people of Greenville and doesn't care.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:19 AM
 
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Greenville Link doesn't care about it's riders. Poor service. Does not meet the needs of the people of Greenville and doesn't care.
They are actively trying to improve the system, but it's a chicken and egg problem. There have to be enough riders to justify schedule improvements. The next improvement is likely to be taking the most popular routes to 1/2 hour intervals - this will attract more riders also. It's hard to tell when it will happen, but they've been examining how to do this for the last year.

They're in the process of adding an electronic route tracking system - I would hope this would include being able to send an SMS to get back how many minutes until the next bus arrives.

Between the car-is-priority culture of this area, and the impracticality of dedicating express bus lanes for low frequency use, buses will be late occasionally during rush hour.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga
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Its too bad the transit is so poor in Greenville. They have a popular downtown and several localized high demand areas and job centers. If they would connect these areas, run often enough, and enough hours they woukd be ok. Yet it seems too many people would like to sit in traffic, especially where they know its bad or speed and aggresively drive. Even worse, too many think its a liberal idea to try and force them out of their vehicles (though no one has suggested that, and I thought more options led to more freedom) or to subsidize the poor (even though everyone pays a fare, its meant to help all classes of people, and everyone pays for roads even if you dont use them)
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:34 AM
 
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Its too bad the transit is so poor in Greenville. They have a popular downtown and several localized high demand areas and job centers. If they would connect these areas, run often enough, and enough hours they woukd be ok. Yet it seems too many people would like to sit in traffic, especially where they know its bad or speed and aggresively drive. Even worse, too many think its a liberal idea to try and force them out of their vehicles (though no one has suggested that, and I thought more options led to more freedom) or to subsidize the poor (even though everyone pays a fare, its meant to help all classes of people, and everyone pays for roads even if you dont use them)
At this time there aren't people lining up to ride the bus. It wouldn't make sense to add more if what we have isn't full. Right? Most southern cities are car centric. Greenville is no different. When the time comes and enough people really want this it'll change.
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga
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At this time there aren't people lining up to ride the bus. It wouldn't make sense to add more if what we have isn't full. Right? Most southern cities are car centric. Greenville is no different. When the time comes and enough people really want this it'll change.
More people would be lining up to use it if they could see it as an alternative. Good transit doesnt come from good planning, it is a prerequisite to it.
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