Guilford County Schools have announced that due to a shortage of school bus drivers, school bus service will not be provided to eight high schools.
Five of the eight are in Greensboro and three are in High Point. All schools that do not have a school bus service have access to Greensboro Transit Agency (GTA) or High Point Bus System (HPTS) and bus service is provided to students free of charge.
GTA has created a webpage that can be found here: High School Students to help students determine the best route to get to school.
The webpage lists Grimsley High School, Smith High School, The Academy at Smith, Dudley High School, Page High School, and instructions on how to use the system.
According to the webpage “Planning to use a GTA system is as simple as ABC…”
a – Find your current location and nearest route and stop for GTA buses. This can be done automatically online using Google Maps Or download the free Transloc Rider carrier app from iOS/Android stores. You can also refer to Tables printed on this site Or call GTA Customer Service at 336-335-6499 during business hours.
B – Select the route and bus stop that you will use to get to your school. This will likely be the same route, but if you’re traveling from far away, you may need to change buses at the Depot Transportation Center downtown. Don’t forget to take extra time to walk from the bus stop to your class.
c – Confirm the exact time you need to reach your bus stop. Google Maps will provide this number while the Transloc Rider app/location will also show you where the bus is and the duration until actual arrival. You can also set an alarm for the arrival of the bus so you can catch a few zzzz’s.
The webpage for GTA also indicates that some people may prefer to use the maps and timeline that are printed and those are also available.