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traildriver

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  1. I heard it was sold, from an UNreliable source...hearsay from an acquaintance, who heard it from one of their employees. I have tried to find further info on the internet, but have been unsuccessful, so far. So it may just be a rumor at this time. I am sure they will make an announcement, when/if it does happen. Sorry if this caused any undue concern....
  2. Coming back where? If you mean the Plaza hotel stop, clearly not. The article says the hotel is going to rebuild that area into other uses. If you mean the bus line in general...doesn't look very promising. I heard that FirstGroup finally sold it, but until that is confirmed, and we know the intentions and ability of the purchaser, who knows?
  3. Sad. I recall when they opened that terminal, in 1971...the same year I went to work for Greyhound.
  4. Yes...I would be interested in that, too. I'll bet it's at its lowest number in about the last 90 years, or so.....
  5. Wow...that story brings back memories...I worked at that building between January of 1974 and June of 1979. When I first came there, we had several old Flxible Hi-Level's, a pair of Kassbohrer 'Galenke' articulated's, and the earliest model Golden Eagles, with the rear lounges, and some PD-4104's, in storage, amongst our fleet of modern Eagle's. We also had one PD-4903 laying over alternate days belonging to Mid-Continent Coaches, used on our Denver-Garden City-Oklahoma City pool trip. And in summertime, we hosted visiting charter companies from all over North America. The adm
  6. Absolutely agree. The only exception would be if the passenger presented a clear and present threat to the driver or the other passenger's, say, brandishing a weapon.... Then the safe thing to do, would be to comply, and or get them off the coach as quickly as possible. In such a rare instance, you would want the police to stop you....
  7. I believe that would be illegal, in almost any jurisdiction, and therefore, against Company rules, as well. If a passenger demanded to be left off along an interstate or other controlled access highway, where by the way, pedestrian traffic is illegal, the proper procedure would be to let them off at the next interchange or exit, and then get back on the highway...
  8. That was the way we were trained. I agree, whomever programmed TRIPS, did a very poor job. I hope it was done by just ignorance, and not on purpose to exploit inexperienced traveler's.... One of the glaring examples of this, was selecting a departure point from availability. If a 'newbie' wanted to go from say, New York City to Richmond, Va., the first choice offered on the website would be New York, Penn Station (a streetside pickup), and then, New York, Port Authority Terminal, I suppose alphabetically. Someone unfamiliar, might think that Penn Station was a major
  9. In an MCI or GM....yes, keep the power steering. In an Eagle? Don't need power steering....
  10. Micro-switches are both a blessing, and a curse...more often the latter, in my experience. Guess I prefer the era of the beginning of my career, when the driver's human senses, were the 'computer', as far as detecting defects in a coach...
  11. Just an off topic comment here...my company had some Prevost XLII's retrofitted with wheelchair lifts (by ABC in Minnesota), and they were a source of much trouble...I would never buy a used one of those...
  12. I can't see anyone buying Greyhound, unless it is to liquidate any remaining assets. Perhaps the name, and logo may be of some value, due to its iconic status, however, in view of the company's reputation in the recent past, sadly, that may no longer be of any value...
  13. It is truly sad to see. I wonder how much longer they can maintain the Cleveland Terminal with such minimal use...
  14. That won't happen, different carrier's. And...unless the Canadian driver has dual citizenship, or special work permits, he can't carry passenger's that are not crossing the border.
  15. As soon as international travel resumes, I can't see them operating thru Toronto to New York City service, with just a "flag stop" at Buffalo, since they have to change driver's there...
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