On Tuesday, January 4, Greenlink will welcome 13 participants to its fourth annual Citizens Transit Academy. The free, six-week program offers Greenville County residents a unique opportunity to learn about public transportation and the opportunities and challenges facing Greenlink.
2022 Class Participants
According to James Keel, Greenlink’s director of public transportation, the program attracted a diverse pool of applicants, including Greenlink bus riders, elected officials and health and human service providers.
“After conducting the academy virtually last year, we’re excited to return to in-person gatherings but are keeping the class size small so that safety precautions can be taken,” said Keel. “Graduates of the academy have been valuable partners in our efforts to engage the community in conversations about the role of public transit and we’re grateful that interest in the program remains high despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Below is the class schedule:
January 4: Introductions, CTA overview and Greenlink services
January 11: Operations and safety, Transit Center tour and Greenlink’s new technology
January 18: Finances, capital needs and maintenance facility tour
January 25: Service change procedures, bus stops and route planning
February 1: Transit Development Plan and other community efforts
February 8: Group takeaways and graduation
Graduates of the Citizens Transit Academy will be recognized as knowledgeable representatives for public transit and encouraged to serve in leadership roles and seek opportunities to facilitate discussions about the importance of mobility.