Conover, Hickory, and Newton NC – Greenway wants to guide everyone to the local adventures along the bus routes in the cities of Conover, Hickory and Newton this summer.

As part of this campaign, three new resources have been made available to the community by Greenway Public Transportation.   The first is a student passes that offers unlimited rides for one price from May 16th 2016 until August 31st 2016. Any student with a valid student ID may purchase the “Adventure Pass.” These passes are available now for purchase at the Greenway Transit center in downtown Hickory, and at the Greenway Dispatch Office located in Conover.

Along with the student pass, a destination guide will be in print available starting in June. This booklet will highlight local attractions accessible from the current fixed bus routes in Catawba County.  The destination guide is designed to show how easy and fun it is to access community events via the city bus.

To creatively draw attention to the local agencies featured in the Greenway Destination Guide, Greenway will be running an ongoing social media promotions called “Find Me Fridays”.  In this fun way to give back to ridership, a greenway staffer will host a virtual scavenger hunt.

The rules are simple; Find “Dot” around town by following the clues posted on Greenway Public Transportation’s Facebook page, and Twitter account (@WPRTA).   The first person to find “Dot” will win a prize that highlights the venue listed inside the Destination Guide.  All the featured locations will be inside the Destination Guide, and fully accessible by the fixed route bus lines.

“Find Me Fridays” will kick off Friday, May 27, 2016. Make sure to follow Greenway Public Transportation on Facebook or @WPRTA on Twitter so you aren’t left behind!

Passengers interested in receiving more information about the Student Pass, Greenway Destination Guide, “Find Me Fridays” promotions, the fixed route system, and/or Paratransit services should call the dispatch office at 828-465-7634 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If an agency is interested in participating in the Summer Destination Guide, there is still time. Please contact Amelia Bostic with Greenway Public Transportation at 828-465-7640.

Public transportation is vital to growing the community and it is a way to invest directly into the future. Greenway wants to be the provider that connects the bus stop dots between riders and adventure!

Anyone not able to access the bus stop because of a mental or physical impairment may contact Greenway to receive an ADA complimentary Paratransit application. Please call 828-464-9444 for more information.

WPRTA is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.