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23 hours ago, traildriver said:

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....

Recently Greyhound has been muscling their way into these municipal terminals and I think you nailed it... threaten to leave to get a better deal...  

They got it too, 4-1:

https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/local/2018/10/09/greyhound-terminal-relocate-downtown-monroe/1584192002/

 

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9 hours ago, ns8401 said:

Need to get from Cleveland to New York City? Probably not on this bus:

https://www.cleveland19.com/2018/10/25/greyhound-bus-driver-gets-lost-cleveland-hours-his-way-new-york/

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.... 

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3 hours ago, Shaun said:

Why didnt he call the depot and ask for directions? Dont they provide a map to drivers?

Or perhaps they have GPS units. At least, that's what tour bus drivers frequently use, even though I can't tell whether it's provided by the company or is their personal device. Better still, have the GPS built into the dash (though it might become somewhat of a distraction, like a Tesla.)

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1 hour ago, Transit geek said:

Or perhaps they have GPS units. At least, that's what tour bus drivers frequently use, even though I can't tell whether it's provided by the company or is their personal device. Better still, have the GPS built into the dash (though it might become somewhat of a distraction, like a Tesla.)

Usually you bring your own GPS. Greyhound relies on paper turn by turn directions, no maps...

Back to Richmond, VA we go where 4 buses were driverless and some passengers were there as long as 17 hours... the news crew was tossed off the property very quickly evidently... Greyhound is using the “back to school and end of summer passenger increase” line... a little late for that now... the crowds died down a while ago...

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Manhattan Kansas now has Greyhound service on the run between Kansas City, Missouri and Salina, Kansas... was this an existing run or is Greyhound actually expanding somewhere for once?

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Lost baggage? No problem for the Dallas Warehouse!:

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Travelers-Say-Greyhound-Lost-Their-Luggage-Cant-Keep-Up-With-Bags-502011602.html

 

Meanwhile a bus from Milwaukee to Chicago had a passenger threaten that there was a bomb on Board which caused a major scene on an Illinois freeway:

https://abc7chicago.com/police-man-arrested-after-false-threat-to-blow-up-bus/4840953/

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On 12/2/2018 at 10:44 PM, ns8401 said:

Manhattan Kansas now has Greyhound service on the run between Kansas City, Missouri and Salina, Kansas... was this an existing run or is Greyhound actually expanding somewhere for once?

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

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On 12/6/2018 at 11:00 PM, traildriver said:

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

If it is new then that worries me a bit... word on the street has them interested in State funded routes again and Michigan is coming up in 2020 and the scuttlebutt is that Greyhound will bid for the U.P. Package of routes at least, so I’m concerned for obvious reasons especially if they try for the whole thing... they have the odd situation already of getting state buses but not receiving any subsidies for their routes...

I’m not sure how this is playing out in other states but if they are indeed willing to jump head long into this sort of subsidized service I would imagine it would be similar and they would try to use their size to leverage the smaller carriers who may already have the contracts out of the way...

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7 hours ago, ns8401 said:

If it is new then that worries me a bit... word on the street has them interested in State funded routes again and Michigan is coming up in 2020 and the scuttlebutt is that Greyhound will bid for the U.P. Package of routes at least, so I’m concerned for obvious reasons especially if they try for the whole thing... they have the odd situation already of getting state buses but not receiving any subsidies for their routes...

I’m not sure how this is playing out in other states but if they are indeed willing to jump head long into this sort of subsidized service I would imagine it would be similar and they would try to use their size to leverage the smaller carriers who may already have the contracts out of the way...

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?

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