GPATS - Horizon 2040

Horizon 2040 is the latest update to the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) of the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study. GPATS reviews the LRTP every five years and updates it every ten. Learn more about the plan.

SC ACOG Transportation Planning

The Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) is committed to working with the South Carolina Department of Transportation and Anderson, Greenville/Pickens, and Spartanburg MPOs to develop an efficient,multi-modal transportation system which will increase the mobility of people and goods within the Appalachian Region. Learn more.

Highway 29: A Corridor Study

The Urban Land Institute’s South Carolina District Council convened
community leaders, stakeholders and a panel of planning, design and development professionals on efforts to transform 23 miles of U.S. Highway 29 from the Spartanburg city limits to the Greenville city limits into a transit ready corridor. Read the study. 

Shaping Our Future Growth Alternatives Analysis

How and where our region grows will have real impacts on quality of life. A Growth Alternatives Analysis was finalized in June 2017 by the Shaping Our Future Consortium — a partnership of Upstate Forever, Ten at the Top, and the Riley Institute at Furman University. Learn more.

An Economic Impact Analysis of the Greenville Transit Authority (dba Greenlink)

This January 2017 study by Sandra E. Yúdice, Ph.D. examines the economic impact of Greenville's public transit system. Read the study. 



Transportation Association of South Carolina - VW Settlement Funds Proposal

The Transportation Association of South Carolina (TASC) met with the SC Department of Insurance in December 2017 to request $6,415,202 of the Volkswagen Settlement funds to assist in the purchase of new replacement and expansion rolling stock for senior, disabled, and public transportation agencies across the state.  Read the formal request.

SC Department of Workforce Development                              

SCDEW and the State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) have awarded $600,000 in grants to implement or expand existing public transportation to give people more direct access to work and job training sites. Read the press release.  

I-85 Corridor Management Plan      

This plan seeks to evaluate 23 miles of I-85 from US 29 (Exit 34) in Anderson County to just beyond Gossett Road, S-57 (Exit 80) in Spartanburg County and develop a coordinated, systematic, and planned approach to meet the current and future mobility needs along the corridor. Learn more about the plan.

I-85 Park and Ride and                   Truck Parking Project
An SCDOT study makes recommendations on future Park and Ride and truck Parking sites along I-85 and I-385 to help reduce vehicle miles traveled. Read the study. 



Transit-Walkability Collaborative

The Transit-Walkability Collaborative was launched to expand safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities by harnessing the synergy between walkability and quality public transit service. Learn more.

National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA)

NAPTA is a national organization representing grassroots transit coalitions, grassroots transit rider organizations and advocates that support increasing investment in public transportation. Learn more.

American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

APTA is a leading force for advancing public transportation in the United States. Learn more about APTA's advocacy efforts.

The Center for Transportation Excellence

The Center for Transportation Excellence (CFTE) is committed to: defending the merits of transit; and equipping local leaders with the information they need to be successful with their public transportation initiatives and ballot measures. Visit the CFTE website.


Through grantmaking, reports, events and technical assistance, the TransitCenter provides advocates and governments with a practical transportation agenda for the nation. Visit the TransitCenter website.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Transforms unused rail corridors into vibrant public places—ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire. Try the TrailLink feature to find trails near you.



Grassroots Advocacy

Sean Rusnak discussed the role that advocacy plays in making transit improvements. Click here for the January 2019 presentation.

Greenlink Transit Development Plan

Nicole McAden with Greenlink presented the 2020-2024 expansion plans. To learn more about Greenlink's desired improvements, and the budget needed to achieve these improvements, click here.

Trails and Bike/Ped Paths

UTC hosted Bike Walk Greenville and the Swamp Rabbit Trail in March for updates on trail networks in Greenville County, and the hosted SPATS and Partners for Active living in April for updates on trail networks in Spartanburg County.

Connecting Our Future

Dean Hybl, Executive Director of Ten at the Top, updated UTC on the ongoing Connecting Our Future initiative at the January 2018 meeting. View a copy of the presentation and reach out to Addie Nottingham to get involved.

Workforce Transportation

Nina Staggers with the SC Department of Employment and Workforce presented to UTC in December 2017. She discussed a recent grant initiative that launched within six workforce development areas across the state to provide transportation to training and employment opportunities. A copy of the presentation is available here.

Patient Transportation at GHS

The October 2017 meeting of the UTC featured the results of a transportation audit at Greenville Health System to determine service utilization among departments that pay for transportation for patients. View the presentation.

CATbus Study

Clemson Area Transit wrapped up it's "Clemson Reimaging Study" and presented the findings to UTC in September 2017. View the presentation.

McCallum Sweeney Site Selection Presentation

This August 2017 presentation to the UTC shows how infrastructure and transportation are key decision criteria for companies selecting a location for industrial and office projects. View the presentation.

Employment Centers and Greenlink Service Areas

This June 2017 UTC meeting presentation by Steve Hand, Director of Greenville Tech's Quick Jobs program, identifies the lack of public transportation to some of Greenville County's largest jobs centers. View the presentation

SCDOT Office of Public Transit Presentation

This May 2017 UTC meeting presentation by Doug Frate, SCDOT Director of Intermodal & Freight Programs, outlines federal and state spending for public transportation. View the presentation.

Business Case for Transit: Greenville County

The UTC's Business Workgroup has released a study on the impact of public transportation spending in Greenville County. Read the study.