First, please make sure that you qualify with your college or university to ride HEAT on a fare-free basis. Only qualified students from Bennett College, North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro use their school-issued identification card to board HEAT and GTA buses. If you attend one of these schools and are qualified to ride HEAT and GTA routes on a fare-free basis, the problem most likely rests with your school ID card. You will have to go back to the department at your institution that issues student identification cards to have the problem corrected. To contact the appropriate person or department at your school, please visit the contacts page on this web site for additional information.
Qualified students from Elon School of Law are issued HEAT farecards to board HEAT and GTA buses. If you attend one of these three schools and are qualified to ride HEAT and GTA routes on a fare-free basis, you received your farecard at some point during your on-campus registration process. If your HEAT farecard is not working, you will need to return to the department at your institution that issued your HEAT farecard, return the nonworking card, and they will replace it. To contact the appropriate person or department at your school, please visit the Contacts page on this web site.
If you lose your HEAT farecard you will need to return to the department at your institution that issued your HEAT farecard and they will replace it. If you find your old farecard after it has been replaced you should simply discard it. Every HEAT farecard has a unique identification number that is used to track card use. Every HEAT farecard that is reported as lost will be cancelled and will not work on the HEAT and GTA vehicle fare boxes.
In a word – no. HEAT farecards are not transferable and GTA reserves the right to request identification from any person presenting a HEAT farecard to board a HEAT or GTA vehicle. Misuse of the HEAT farecard could result in suspension or revocation of your HEAT farecard privileges. So in 11 words – the only person allowed to use your HEAT farecard is you.
HEAT will take you wherever life takes you. Visit friends. Go shopping. Grab a bite. See a movie. Visit a museum or gallery. All that Greensboro has to offer is a HEAT ride away. So what are you waiting for? Get Going. Get HEAT.
Full-time, registered undergraduate students of the following institutions are qualified to ride HEAT on a fare-free basis: Elon University School of Law, North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Students of Guilford Technical Community College are able to ride HEAT on a limited basis. All other students and the general public can ride HEAT for the regular GTA base fare of $1.50 per one-way trip. Discounts are available for all other qualified students and senior citizens; multi-ride passes also save you money. Visit the GTA website for complete details.
Sure! If you qualify to ride HEAT at no charge, you can also ride the entire GTA system at no charge.
Qualified students from Bennett College, North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro can use their school-issued identification card to board HEAT and GTA buses on a fare-free basis. Qualified students from Elon Law School and Guilford Technical Community College* will be issued a special fare card to ride HEAT and the entire GTA system on a fare-free basis.
*GTCC students will receive limited transit services on specific HEAT routes.
HEAT is a joint project created as a partnership between Greensboro Transit Authority and its institutional partners. These schools have provided funding to allow their students access at no charge to them. If your school is not currently a partner, you can request that it join the HEAT partnership through your school's administration.