Results from the Greenville Faces: Transit photography project


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During Greenlink’s Fare Free Day (Oct. 10), both professional + amateur photographers participated in GREENVILLE FACES: TRANSIT, a photography project documenting transit riders’ experiences and stories. Here are the winners:

Jeremy Tufts 1st Place, Caption_ Re Mix

Jeremy Tufts 1st Place, Re Mix

First Place: Jeremy Tufts | “Re: Mix” | Two riders share a seat on their ride home at the end of the day.

Philip Garcia 2nd Place 'It's what we do'

Philip Garcia 2nd Place ‘It’s what we do’

Second Place: Philip Garcia | “7:18 a.m.: ‘It’s what we do’ ” | This mother and daughter leave home, walk to the bus stop, take that bus to the terminal, switch buses, and go across town to the little girl’s school. After dropping off her daughter, the mom waits for an hour for the next bus to do it in reverse. In the afternoon it’s a repeat of the morning routine.

William Gabb 3rd Place Caption_ Tommy Crawford

William Gabb 3rd Place, Tommy Crawford

Marissa & Malik

Burke Brown, Reader’s Choice, Marissa & Malik

Reader’s Choice: Burke Brown | Marissa & Malik | Thanks to all of our readers for helping us choose.

DYK: Last year, Greenlink provided 856,275 rides to jobs, doctor’s appointments, education, and more.

Greenlink currently operates Monday – Friday from 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays, with no service on Sundays.

Greenlink customers’ top requests for services are:

1) more frequent service so riders don’t have to wait a full 60 minutes for the bus to return to their stop

2) for later hours so they can get to and from jobs on the second and third shift or in the hospitality industry

As a comparison, Greenlink receives from local government $3.76 per person living in its service area. Communities of our size in the Southeast receive more than $20.00 per person from local government.

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