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Welcome to Greenway Public Transportation

Greenway provides Fixed Route transportation service in the cities of Conover, Hickory, and Newton,

Flex Route service in the Town of Taylorsville and in Burke County (Morganton, Drexel, Valdese, Rutherford College),

and Demand Response Service in the counties of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba.

For more information visit the How to Ride pages of this website or call:

828-464-9444 – Demand Response, Flex Route, and Complementary Paratransit Information

828-465-7634 - Fixed Route Bus Information

 

 

Burke County - New Deviated Fixed Routes

Route changes effective May 13, 2019

Fare is Free from October 1, 2018 - August 30, 2019. Ride for free during the promotional period!

Bus information direct - 828-465-7634

Public Comment regarding Burke Flex Routes times and stops - contact Aaron Kohrs at 828.465.7640 or akohrs@wprta.org until July 16, 2019

Public Hearing regarding final routes comments and suggestion will be held on July 18, 2019.

 

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Bus Schedule.pdf for printing

Click here for link to to overall bus schedule.xls (for printing)

Overall Bus Schedule with Stop ID number, timepoints and estimated arrival and departure times

 

Click here to Link to Interactive map (static)

Bus Stop Finder for Burke Deviated Fixed Routes

Real Time Ride APP

Download Ride Systems on Google Play or Apple Store then search Greenway Public Transportation

Click here for computer link to real time bus information

The bus tracker is live when the routes are active from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

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E. Parker Rd, Medical Park Area, Burke County Human Services Building

Morganton Heights Shopping Center, W. Fleming Dr.

RT 21 - Bus_Schedule_5_13_19

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Live October 1.

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Morganton Heights Shopping Center, W. Fleming Dr.

E. Parker Rd, Medical Park Area, Burke County Human Services Building

RT 22 - Bus_Schedule_5_13_19

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Live October 1

23

Valdese Hospital Outpatient

Rutherford College

Valdese

Drexel

WPCC - Morganton

RT 23 - Bus_Schedule_5_13_19

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Live October 1

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WPCC - Morganton

Valdese Hospital Outpatient

Rutherford College

Valdese

Drexel

RT 24 - Bus_Schedule_5_13_19

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Live October 1

 

Cities of Conover, Hickory, and Newton

Public Comment regarding the removal of the Union Square stop - contact Aaron Kohrs at 828.465.7640 or akohrs@wprta.org

bus stop changes effective March 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

AUTHORITY UPDATES / ALERTS

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Board of Directors Meetings:

For more information please contact Camille Sterling at 828-465-7642. Click here to link to the Board of Directors page.

Board Meeting: The next WPRTA Board of Directors meeting will be held on the third Thursday of the month at 10 AM in the Greenway Conference Room located at 1515 4th St. SW, Conover, NC 28613. For more information contact Camille Sterling at 828-465-7642.

Public Hearing Notice:  April 04, 2019

This is to inform the public that a public hearing will be held to consider comments on the annual budget for FY 2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).  The public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Greenway Board Room located at 1515 4th St. SW, Conover, NC 28613 during the Greenway Public Transportation Board of Directors regularly scheduled meeting.

The Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority, operating as Greenway Public Transportation, provides public transportation service in the urbanized and rural areas of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties.  These services include Demand Response, Deviated Fixed Route(s), Subscription services, Fixed Route in the cities of Conover, Hickory, and Newton, and Complementary Paratransit ADA services within ¾ mile in areas where fixed route service is provided. 

Included in the operating budget are revenues of $5,914,756 comprised of Federal Transit Administration funds, North Carolina Department of Transportation funds, and local funds.  Included in the operating budget are operating expenses of $5,914,756 for operations, other capital, ADA services and routine preventive maintenance.   The capital budget in the amount of $1,142,350 is comprised of the replacement of 8-lift equipped vehicles and 1- bus utilizing Federal funds, North Carolina Department of Transportation funds, and local funds.

Those interested in attending the public hearing and needing either auxiliary aid or services under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) or a language translator should contact Camille Sterling 828-465-7642, csterling@wprta.org or by writing to Camille Sterling, P.O. Box 459, Conover, NC  28613 by April 16, 2019.

The budget may be inspected at the Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority office located at 1515 4th St. SW, Conover, NC 28613 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Written comments should be directed to Camille Sterling, P.O. Box 459, Conover, NC 28613 before April 16, 2019, by email at csterling@wprta.org or by calling 828-465-7642.

Consider this the final notice unless otherwise posted.

 

Consider this the final notice unless otherwise posted.

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Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) Meetings:

The next Transportation Advisory Board meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of the month in January, April, July, and October at 2:00 PM in the Greenway Conference Room located at the 1515 4th St SW, Conover, NC 28613. For more information contact Camille Sterling at 828-465-7642.

 

 

Holiday Closings:

In observance of the upcoming holiday(s) Greenway will be closed on the following days:

2019 Holiday Closings

Title of Holiday

Closing Dates

Day of the Week

New Year’s Day

January 1

Tuesday

Martin Luther King Day

January 21

Monday

Good Friday

April 19

Friday

Memorial Day

May 27

Monday

Independence Day

July 4

Thursday

Labor Day

September 2

Monday

Thanksgiving

November 28 and 29

Thursday and Friday

Christmas

December 24, 25, and 26

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Printed August 29, 2018 …The Greenway Public Transportation Holiday Closing Dates are subject to change.

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