Link Transit celebrates seven years of transit services

June 6, 2023 marks the seventh anniversary of Link Transit providing public transportation services to Burlington, Elon, Gibsonville, Alamance County and Alamance Community College. To date, Link Transit has provided close to 650,000 trips since beginning operations on June 6, 2016.

To celebrate, Link Transit staff will hand out free Link Transit giveaways at the Transit Hub located at 504 South Worth Street on Tuesday, June 6 from noon to 3 p.m. Staff will also be available to talk with patrons about Link Transit and Link Paratransit services and operations.

Over its seven years of service, Link Transit has continually upgraded services adding stops and bus shelters, adding Saturday service, adding service to Elon and now adding evening service on weekdays. Over the past two years, Link has also been fare free which attributed to additional passenger trips being made.

“Link Transit has realized great success since 2016 and more improvements will occur later this year with more passenger shelters, sidewalks and electric buses,” stated Burlington Transportation Director Mike Nunn. “We are excited to see Link’s ridership continues to grow; with a high ridership month in October 2023” stated Link Transit Manager, John Andoh. “650,000 trips in seven years for a small urban system is amazing” stated Andoh.