Greensboro Transit Authority may cut late night bus routes
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GREENSBORO — There could be some big changes for late night bus routes in Greensboro.
The Greensboro City Council told the Transit Authority to cut an additional $200,000 from their budget and the 11:30 p.m. routes are one of the options on the chopping block. The Transit Authority said they are holding public meetings to collect input from residents.
"We definitely do not like to cut service when its most needed. However, like every other institution, when you have budgets to follow, we have to figure out what to in order to best meet those budget parameters," said Greensboro Transit Authority spokesperson Kevin Elwood.
Elwood said the possible cut is still in the proposal stage and they are still considering other alternatives. Yvonne Rhodes works the second shift and relies on bus routes for transportation and says the late night route is her only option for getting home.
"I have to get to where I need to be and I need to get home at night. I do have a family and this is my livelihood," said Rhodes.
She has collected more than 700 signatures for a petition again the cut.
"For those who have to work second shift, it's going to be hard. Those who don't have a car, it's going to be hard," said bus rider Lizette Bryant.
For more information on the meetings, visit the GTA website.