‘Tis the Season Again

GWTA DirectorLast year around this time I was complaining about how early the Christmas season begins. I am going to do it again. Christmas trees and ornaments were on display in most of the stores by the middle of October. The Halloween candy came and went in a jiffy. No time for Thanksgiving again this year. In my family the Christmas season does not begin until the Charlie Brown Christmas special is on TV.

At GWTA, we will kick off the Christmas season on Saturday, December 2. Our vans and buses will be in the Christmas parade in Mount Olive at 10:00 a.m.; in Fremont at 1:00 p.m.; and in Goldsboro at 4:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you and your families there.

For our holiday service, GWTA has listened to our riders and will provide extra service hours from Thanksgiving to Christmas. We will extend bus hours on all five routes from Monday, November 27, through Friday, December 22, except Saturdays. The last bus will leave the transfer center at 7:30 p.m. Take advantage of these two extra hours to shop, run holiday errands, and visit family and friends.

We also look forward for some family time for our riders and employees. GWTA will be closed on Monday, December 25. GWTA will operate on a reduced schedule on Tuesday, December 26, and Monday, January 1. The first buses will depart the transfer center at 9:30 a.m. and the last bus at 5:30 p.m.

You are GWTA. The bus and van service could not operate without the support of our riders and the Goldsboro and Wayne County communities. We do it all for you throughout the year. So, as we approach the holiday season, we take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2017 was a rewarding year for all of us. May 2018 bring you peace, health, and prosperity.

Thank you.

Fred Fontana
Director, GWTA