findmefridaysHickory, Conover & Newton, NC – DOT is back with Greenway’s Find Me Fridays starting June 16th 2017 & Rider Appreciation Day June 30th 2017.

Greenway wants to guide everyone to the local adventures along the bus routes in the cities of Conover, Hickory, and Newton this summer. Every other Friday from June 16th until August 18th, DOT the Greenway ambassador, will be out in the community connecting people to some of the awesome places & events all over Catawba County that are accessible along the bus lines.

In addition to highlighting the local community agency, the Adventure Pass will return this year. For the low cost of $40 this pass offers unlimited rides to any student with a valid student ID from June 1st, 2017 until August 31st, 2017. That’s a savings of $95!

These passes will be available June 1st, 2017 for purchase at the Greenway Transit Center (285 1st Ave SW, Hickory NC 28601) in downtown Hickory, and at the Greenway Dispatch Office located in Conover.

In this fun way to give back to ridership, Find Me Fridays are virtual scavenger hunts; The rules are simple; Find “Dot” around town or on the bus 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 location “Dot” is found. All locations will be fully accessible by the fixed route bus lines.

Find Me Fridays will kick off June 16th 2017. Be sure to follow Greenway Public Transportation on Facebook or @WPRTA on Twitter so you aren’t left behind!

Greenway Public Transportation is also excited to announce this year’s Rider Appreciation Day is sponsored by Sheetz Inc. In partnership with the Sheetz Restaurant, riders will receive a free meal.

The event will be hosted at the Greenway Transit Center located in the heart of downtown Hickory on June 30th 2017 from 11am until 1:30pm. The address for the Greenway Transit Center is 285 1st Ave SW, Hickory NC 28601. These events are focused on giving back to the vital part of public transportation, the ridership.

Passengers interested in receiving more information about the Student Pass, 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 Find Me Fridays Promotions, there is still time to do so. Please contact Amelia Bostic with Greenway Public Transportation at 828-465-7640 or by email at [email protected] .

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 complementary 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.