Upstate Mobility Alliance awarded $100,000 grant from SC DOT for Transit Hub Feasibility AnalysisMay 22, 2023
In April of 2023, SC DOT awarded a $100,000 grant to the Upstate Mobility Alliance to conduct a Feasibility Study/Analysis exploring the establishment of a Transit Hub at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). A $120,000 project in total, this study will look at how a Transit Hub at GSP could help local transit authorities expand their service to reach the airport, serve the airport’s need for better mobility of passengers between the terminal and parking lots, and serve as a point of connection for regional mobility.
Working with transit authorities such as GreenLink, SPARTA, CATbus, Electric City Transit, GSP, and SC DOT, the Upstate Mobility Alliance will be responsible for conducting the study and publishing its findings. The study will be used to inform decisions about future connectivity to, from, and within the airport’s property.
Asked about the impact of this grant, Upstate Mobility Alliance’s director, GP McLeer, stated:
In the past there have always been questions asked about why there is no bus service currently at GSP, but we haven’t yet taken a comprehensive and objective look at exactly what that type of service could and should look like. Paired with GSP’s long-term planning process underway and as mobility across the Upstate region becomes more and more important for our economic and social success, we at the Upstate Mobility Alliance felt that now is the right time to work with all stakeholders and help provide clarity around this ongoing conversation.
The Upstate Mobility Alliance will release an RFP for the project in early to mid June, with plans to select a consultant early July. The study has an estimated completion date of December 2023. More information on this project can be found at upstatemobilityalliance.org/gsp-hub.
About the Upstate Mobility Alliance
The Upstate Mobility Alliance strives to create an Upstate region with greater access to transportation choices for all residents, and easy movement of people and goods across the region. Accomplishing this vision requires a commitment to build cross-sector and cross-jurisdictional partnerships and a collective voice that champions bold thinking and a willingness to challenge the status quo through support and investment in innovative initiatives that enhance mobility in the region. The Upstate Mobility Alliance, an initiative under the operational umbrella of Ten at the Top and the 501.c.3 entity Our Upstate-SC, is the result of work done by Ten at the Top and regional partners on the Connecting Our Future (COF) initiative. For more information, visit https://www.upstatemobilityalliance.org