In honor of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, Greenlink is working with Proterra to offer a Fare Free Day on Friday, February 4, or National Transit Equity Day.
Rosa Parks, who was born on February 4, 1913, is a well-known leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Her activism to end racial segregation, such as refusing to give up her seat at the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the civil rights movement as a whole.
On February 4, Greenlink will offer free service to all passengers on fixed bus routes, as well as free paratransit rides to existing Greenville Area Paratransit (GAP) clients.
Proterra’s Vice President of Human Resources, Kelly Scheib, said, “At Proterra, our vision is to deliver clean, quiet transportation for all. As we celebrate the legacy of Rosa Parks, we are reminded of the importance of public transit in our community. Disadvantaged communities disproportionately bear the burden of air pollution and lack of access to transit solutions. That’s why ensuring public access to transportation that protects our health and environment is paramount. Proterra is proud to partner with Greenlink to raise awareness of transit equity as we work toward our collective goal of clean air and healthy communities driven by zero-emission transportation.”
Greenlink passengers may schedule their free rides on February 4 by using the Google Transit tool at www.ridegreenlink.com.
Passengers may also access real-time bus arrival information by downloading the FindGreenlink app from the Android or iOS app stores.