traildriver Posted February 23, 2020 Report Share Posted February 23, 2020 On 2/22/2020 at 9:39 AM, Shaun said: Remember that Greyhound didn't understand that the feeder routes that lost money got them passengers on the busy routes. So when they cancelled the feeder routes it basically killed their business. Greyhound understood that very well, here in the US, back in the days of ICC regulation. They were protected against competition on lucrative routes, and in return were required to maintain service on branch or secondary routes. The main routes cross-subsidized the branch lines. When regulation ended, fierce competition came from cut-rate new entries, that only wanted to 'cherry-pick' the most lucrative routes. Hence, service on the branches could not be sustained any longer, without some kind of subsidy. I agree that no one with any sense would buy the company, except to liquidate it. The good name it once had has been too tarnished in recent memory to be of much value, and the corporate culture of many of its current employees is certainly not an asset worth inheriting... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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