Greensboro is seeking community input on a proposed expansion to its current bus system, which is part of an effort to make the city car-optional by 2045.

According to a news release, the draft expanded bus network includes shorter wait times to high-interest areas and several cross-town routes.

Greensboro Transit Authority Communications Manager Kevin Elwood says it's part of the city's effort to ensure there are a variety of options for residents.

"We want to make sure that the city is safe for everyone to be able to travel without a car and that going forward we will meet the needs of our growing community in terms of economic development, education, all of those different areas that a lot of times rely on a robust public transit system," he says.

One option for funding the expansion is a county-wide half cent sales tax, according to Elwood. But it would likely not appear on a ballot until 2026.

Residents can share their thoughts on the draft by June 30. Elwood says the plan is expected to be finalized this summer.

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