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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Greenlink Announces 2023 Citizens Transit Academy Class

On Tuesday, January 3, Greenlink will welcome 20 participants to its fifth 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. 


2023 Class Participants

Shawn Albert

Sky Brilliandt

Taylor Edwards Dietz

Joseph Fields

Jordan Harris

Adam Jennings

Aja Johnson

Angela Kates

Theresa Marchi

John McBurney

Margaret McGinty

Deborah Pickens

Vanessa Rampey

Brittney Scurry

Laura Selby

John Slipke

Catherine Snyder

Kayla Sullivan

Carlos Sullivan

Rebecca Thompson


According to James Keel, Greenlink’s director of public transportation, the program attracted a diverse pool of applicants, including Greenlink bus riders, educators, non-profit professionals, and advocates. 

“We’re excited that in its fifth year, this program continues to attract a large number of participants,” said Keel. “Graduates of the academy have been vital 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.” 

Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Below is the class schedule: 

January 3:        Introductions, CTA overview and Greenlink services

January 10:     Operations and safety, Transit Center tour and Greenlink’s new technology

January 17:     Finances, capital needs and maintenance facility tour

January 24:     Service change procedures, bus stops and route planning

January 31:     Transit Development Plan and other community efforts

February 7:      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.

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