GTA Launches First Crosstown Bus Route


From left: Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Greensboro Transit Advisory Commission Vice-Chair JD Galyon, Councilwoman Sharon Hightower, Rep. Kathy Manning (D-NC), and GTA Director Reginald Mason.

The City of Greensboro Transit Department, NC, and the Greensboro Transit Agency (GTA) have launched the agency’s first crosstown bus route, Crossmax Purple.

Part of the city’s long-range public transit planning process, GoBORO, Crossmax Purple is the first in what will be a series of Crossmax routes designed to move riders across the city faster and without having to transfer buses at the main depot.

The new route combines and replaces stops from the previous GTA Routes 1 and 10 with buses arriving up to every 15 minutes—speedier than the current 30-minute frequency—taking riders from the residential and educational areas in east Greensboro to the retail and entertainment areas in west Greensboro. The fare remains the same as other GTA fixed routes.