United Way is lending our voice and community convening power to advocate for increased access to public transportation, and developing new ways to remove transportation as a barrier to healthcare, education and employment.

Lack of access to safe and reliable transportation is a growing barrier to financial stability for many in Greenville County. The issue impacts almost every aspect of a person’s daily life: where they work, shop, go to school, access medical care and more.  
In a 2015 survey, 22% of people in Greenville County said they had trouble getting to their job due to transportation and 21% had trouble getting to the grocery store or pharmacy. As gentrification pushes individuals further and further away from our city centers to access affordable housing, the problem is only increasing. Nearly half of car owners said, at least a few times a month, they could not drive due to the cost of gas or maintenance. 

With our region on pace to add another 240,000 people by 2040, the time to act is now.

Having access to consistent, reliable and affordable transportation greatly impacts our neighbors’ employment and overall wellbeing.

Our Focus Areas

Public transportation access & subsidies

Make public transit accessible through physical infrastructure, service improvements and financial supports. Increase public transit service hours, routes and route frequencies countywide.

Traffic & street safety improvements

Maximize the number of people—including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians—who can safely and efficiently utilize public streets and thoroughfares.

You Make the Difference

By joining the United Way family, you’re committing to a better future for all. Your time and generosity truly powers our mission and impact. Simply put, we can’t do it without you. Make an investment in United Way work, or sign up to volunteer for one of our many special projects throughout the year. 


No amount is too small to make an impact. Your contribution goes a long way in improving lives in our community.


Your story is our story. That’s why we advocate for public policy positions that support the growth of the whole family.


Your time is our privilege. Explore safe, impactful ways you can volunteer with United Way. 

Making a difference starts here


Making a Difference Starts Here

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