GTA webpage offers tips for students traveling to school by bus
Guilford County Schools announced that due to a shortage of school bus drivers, school bus service would not be provided to eight high schools.
Five of the eight are in Greensboro and three are in High Point. All schools that will not have a school bus service have access to the Greensboro Transit Agency (GTA) or High Point Transit System (HPTS) bus service and a bus service is provided to students free of charge.
GTA has created a webpage which can be found here: High School Students to help students determine the best route to take to get to school.
The webpage lists Grimsley High School, Smith High School, Smith Academy, Dudley High School and Page High School and provides advice on using the system.
According to the web page “Planning to use the GTA system is as easy as ABC …”
A – Find your current location and the nearest GTA bus route and stop. This can be done automatically online using Google maps or by downloading the free Transloc Rider bus app from iOS / Android stores. You can also refer to timetables printed on this site or call GTA customer service at 336-335-6499 during business hours.
B – Determine the route and the bus stop you will use to reach your school. This will more than likely be the same route, but if you are traveling from further afield you may need to change buses at the Depot transfer center in the city center. Remember to allow extra time to walk from the bus stop to your class.
VS – Confirm the estimated time you should arrive at your bus stop. Google Maps will provide this number while the Transloc Rider app / website will also tell you where the bus is and how long to the actual arrival. You can also set an alarm for the arrival of the bus so that you can catch some extra zzzz.
GTA’s webpage also notes that some people may prefer to use printed maps and timetables and these are available as well.