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traildriver

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  1. traildriver

    Greyhound in the news

    That is interesting. Here all this time I was believing that Greyhound wasn't doing much except wholesale abandonment of their routes. As for state supported, the ones I am most familiar with are ones that have historically been Greyhound routes, and ones that no one else was at all interested in operating, such as some local's in Pennsylvania. That route between Ottumwa, Ia. and Missouri was a surprise...GL never ran that long dormant route originally, I recall it being operated by long defunct Missouri Transit Lines. Has Greyhound actually gone in and taken over a route operated by another carrier, in recent times?
  2. traildriver

    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    I have no idea, but it sounds like perhaps they were partially already numbered from some fleet, purchased used, and then just added the '5' prefix to make numbering them easier? Again, just a guess....
  3. traildriver

    Greyhound in the news

    Looks like its a new added local from Kansas City to Salina...perhaps a state funded trip? Found it here, but not on the table 360 route.... http://bustracker.greyhound.com/routes/1329/I/Kansas_City_MO-Salina_e_KS/1329/12-06-2018
  4. traildriver

    Greyhound in the news

    A role reversal from this old favorite of mine? https://www.google.com/search?q=former+acadian+lines+sydney+bus+terminal+photo&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CYdJPyoECbdmIjjBe5-39oeaco0eRefWMSkFjFWRe4EFVVGi94bZfGchBnq6j0uX3wwuFwCaSGniP_1rYy5fZNrJ3_1SoSCcF7n7f2h5pyEWV1jcWvjQ44KhIJjR5F59YxKQURk0KnXAzT-ZMqEgmMVZF7gQVVURE1AMJGjWBPTSoSCaL3htl8ZyEGEYiuSO9oZXXXKhIJerqPS5ffDC4Ra5KXjKTrnWMqEgkXAJpIaeI_1-hGIrkjvaGV11yoSCdjLl9k2snf9Ef-KM95A1aXq&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi91az3sOPeAhVFneAKHV0pDY8Q9C96BAgBEBg&biw=1920&bih=938&dpr=1#imgrc=h0k_KgQJt2YKDM:
  5. traildriver

    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    You used to see GLC buses all the time in New York on pool runs with both GLI and NYT. And during busy holidays, you would see GLC buses (and driver's), as "rentals" on the Montreal to New York City trips, operating non-stop....
  6. traildriver

    Greyhound in the news

    Amazing... But what bother's me, if I heard it correctly, the driver started the run in Toledo? Or was it just some passenger's? No way could he legally drive from Toledo to New York within 10 hours. Even if he started in Cleveland, all those hours driving around and returning to Cleveland, would have put him over hours driving to New York. It's one of the longest runs to begin with....
  7. traildriver

    Greyhound Run/Schedule Changes

    Thanks for that summary...sounds like GLC and GLI are having a race to oblivion.....😢
  8. traildriver

    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    Even with all the western schedules ending, they will be short on buses?
  9. This is a very good summary of what is currently operating....the only change is that after about a two year break, Trailways NY equipment is running thru to Toronto again on some trips.
  10. traildriver

    Life After Greyhound

    I haven't been watching this very closely, but offhand, could anyone comment on whether application's for authority to operate have been expedited, time-wise, in light of the situation of Greyhound abandoning the service? And by how much, if it's possible to find a fair comparison?
  11. traildriver

    Greyhound in the news

    Currently, 3 of the 4 daily trips on the heavy Atlanta-Dallas route stop in Monroe....I can't see why they would not stop there, other than a threat in order to get a 'sweetheart deal', on their use of the municipal terminal there....
  12. traildriver

    Greyhound Run/Schedule Changes

    Wow... I had no idea. Since I retired from them in November, I have been "out of the loop", but just looked at my Saucon app, and see that 82142 and 62062 are currently in Toronto. Thanks for that info!🙂
  13. traildriver

    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    GLC bought some used XL-II's from IT, and leased some ex Acadian or Orleans from Prevost for a while, according to the 'wiki' list. I remember seeing some of them, when they came into New York City...
  14. traildriver

    Greyhound in the news

    Yes...I have not heard about any strike or contract dispute going on now...of course since I am retired, I am no longer "in the loop", as far as information... In the US, interstate bus service was deregulated pretty much in the early '80's, and the old ICC was ended, to be replaced by the vastly more limited Surface Transportation Board. Safety is still regulated by various DOT administration's and agencies.
  15. traildriver

    Greyhound in the news

    Something must be going on...I've never heard of it getting this bad...glad I retired last November, and not have to deal with those (rightfully) angry passenger's... 😥
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