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Greyhound Buses

Posted by Busrider on Wed May 7 11:27:42 2008

How are Greyhound's Buses assigned to different runs and how many runs or routes are there total?

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by caseyjim on Thu May 8 15:08:36 2008, in response to Greyhound Buses, posted by Busrider on Wed May 7 11:27:42 2008.

Most of the MCI 102D3/DL3s are assigned to main line service and used primarily on longer distance runs. This bus is fast becoming the workhorse of the fleet,while most of the 240 remaining MC12s are concentrated in the Los Angeles area. I have a 50 page book out on Greyhound Lines that contains more information on how the fleet is deployed. Anyone interested in one, please e-mail me at rangerjim@localnet.com. Price of 15.00 includes PRIORITY MAIL service.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by caseyjim on Thu May 8 18:59:27 2008, in response to Greyhound Buses, posted by Busrider on Wed May 7 11:27:42 2008.

They have approximately 16,000 daily departures from all terminals, large and small and their routes include the following as organized into three sections of the country: EAST: Chicago-Toledo-Cleveland-Pittsburgh-Washington.2.Cleveland-Buffalo-Rochester
-Syracuse-Albany-Springfield-Boston,3.Montreal-Plattsburgh_Albany-New York,4.Boston-Providence-New Haven-New York,5.Boston-New York Express,6.New York-Mount Laurel-Philadelphia. 7. Philadelphia-Easton-Scranton.8.New York-Scranton-Binghamton-Syracuse.
9.New York-Philadelphia-Washington,10.Washington-Richmond-Fayetteville-Atlanta.
11.St. Louis-Columbus-Pittsburgh-Philadelphia-New York. 12.Detroit-Lansing.13. Detroit-Chicago. 14. Chicago-Indianapolis-Cincinnati-Louisville. These are just a few of the many routes. I have published a booklet about Greyhound Lines that will give more detail. They own 90 terminals and use thousands of commission agents in smaller communities along the key routes. The information I gave here is only the tip of the iceberg since Greyhound, even after the shrinkage of a few years ago is still a pretty large system with literally hundreds of routes. I just named only a few of the major ones. Most of the 240 MC12s are concentrated in the LA area, with a few operating out of Miami as well. I hope this is of some help.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by NIMBYkiller on Thu May 8 19:53:22 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by caseyjim on Thu May 8 18:59:27 2008.

I see a few MC12s from time to time here in Delaware or up in Philly. Haven't seen one in NY in a while though.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by BusMgr on Fri May 9 11:43:00 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by caseyjim on Thu May 8 18:59:27 2008.

Here are the routes from the most recent timetable (January 15, 2008):

Bar Harbor-Bangor-Boston-New York (summer only between Bar Harbor and Bangor)
White River Jct-Springfield-Hartford-New York
White River Jct-Rutland
Montreal-Albany-New York-Brooklyn (some trips operated by Adirondack Trailways)
Boston-White River Jct-Burlington-Montreal
Boston-Hartford-New York (some trips operated by Peter Pan)
Boston-Providence-New York
Boston-Albany-Syracuse-Buffalo-Cleveland (between Albany and Syracuse some trips operated by Adirondack Trailways; between Syracuse and Buffalo some trips operated by New York Trailways)
Springfield-Hartford-New York (some trips operated by Peter Pan)
Hempstead-New York
New York-Atlantic City
New York-Mt Laurel-Philadelphia (some trips operated by Peter Pan)
New York-Baltimore-Washington-Richmond (some trips operated by Peter Pan)
New York-Philadelphia-Harrisburg-Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Toledo-Chicago
New York-Philadelphia-Harrisburg-Pittsburgh-Columbus-Dayton-Indianapolis-St Louis
New York-Washington-Richmond-Raleigh-Fayetteville-Savannah-Jacksonville-Orlando-Miami
New York-Washington-Richmond-Raleigh-Fayetteville-Savannah-Jacksonville-Orlando-Tampa
New York-Wilmington-Dover-Salisbury-Norfolk-Virginia Beach
New York-Washington-Richmond-Raleigh-Charlotte-Atlanta
Atlantic City-Baltimore-Washington
Atlantic City-Philadelphia
Philadelphia-Baltimore-Washington-Richmond
Wilmington-Ocean City-Salisbury (summer only)
Baltimore-Salisbury-Ocean City
Washington-Charlottesville
Washington-Baltimore-Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Toledo-Detroit
Washington-Norfolk-Virginia Beach
Richmond-Charlottesville-Wytheville-Knoxville-Nashville-Memphis-Little Rock-Texarkana-Dallas
Richmond-Raleigh-Charleston-Savannah
Richmond-Norfolk-Virginia Beach
Richmond-Danville-Greensboro
Norfolk-Raleigh
Raleigh-Camp LeJeune
Raleigh-Greensboro-Winston Salem-Charlotte
Winston Salem-Knoxville
Scranton-Philadelphia
Syracuse-Binghamton-Scranton-Harrisburg-Baltimore-Washington (some trips operated by Capitol Trailways)
Toronto-Buffalo-Syracuse-Binghamton-New York (between Toronto and Buffalo service operated by Coach Canada or Greyhound Canada; between Buffalo and New York some trips operated by New York Trailways)
Toronto-Detroit-Chicago (between Toronto and Detroit service operated by Greyhound Canada)
Erie-Pittsburgh
Harrisburg-State College-Pittsburgh
Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinnati-Louisville-Nashville-Atlanta
Detroit-Toledo-Columbus-Wytheville-Charlotte-Savannah-Jacksonville
Detroit-Toledo-Indianapolis
Detroit-Lansing-Grand Rapids-Muskegon
Detroit-Kalamazoo-Chicago
Detroit-Toledo-Dayton-Cincinnati-Louisville-Nashville-Birmingham-Montgomery-Marianna-Tallahassee (between Birmingham and Tallahassee some trips operated by Capital Trailways)
Detroit-Toledo-Dayton-Cincinnati-Louisville-Nashville-Memphis-Little Rock-Texarkana-Dallas
Flint-Detroit
Chicago-Indianapolis-Cincinnati
Chicago-Indianapolis-Louisville-Nashville-Atlanta
Chicago-Champaign-St Louis-Kansas City-Denver
Chicago-Champaign-Mt Vernon-Sikeston-Memphis
Chicago-Milwaukee-Madison-Minneapolis-Fargo-Billings-Butte-Missoula-Spokane-Ellensburg-Seattle (service between Fargo and Billnigs operated by Rimrock Trailways)
Chicago-Des Moines-Omaha
Green Bay-Milwaukee-Chicago
Duluth-Minneapolis
St Louis-Sikeston-Memphis
St Louis-Mt Vernon-Nashville-Birmingham-Montgomery-Marianna-Tallahassee (between Birmingham and Tallahassee some trips operated by Capital Trailways)
St Louis-Mt Vernon-Nashville-Atlanta
St Louis-Tulsa-Oklahoma City-Amarillo-Albuquerque-Flagstaff-Phoenix-San Bernardino-Los Angeles
Tulsa-Dallas
Kansas City-Oklahoma City-Ardmore-Dallas (between Kansas City and Ardmore some trips operated by Jefferson Lines)
Jacksonville-Gainesville
Jacksonville-Orlando-Tampa
Jacksonville-Orlando-Miami
Jacksonville-Tallahassee
Atlanta-Lake City-Gainesville-Ocala-Orlando-Miami
Atlanta-Montgomery-Mobile-New Orleans-Baton Rouge-Houston (between Mobile and New Orleans some trips operated by Colonial Trailways)
Atlanta-Birmingham-Jackson-Shreveport-Tyler-Dallas
Atlanta-Savannah
Atlanta-Tallahassee
Tallahassee-Chiefland-Tampa
Tampa-Ft Myers-Miami
Miami-Orlando-Ocala-Gainesville-Tallahassee-Marianna-Mobile-Baton Rouge-Houston
Miami-Key West
Miami- Orlando-Ocala-Gainesville-Tallahassee-Marianna-Mobile-Baton Rouge-Shreveport-Tyler-Dallas
Birmingham-Memphis
Memphis-Jackson-Baton Rouge-New Orleans
Jackson-Mobile (service operated by Colonial Trailways)
Texarkana-Tyler-Houston
New Orleans-Shreveport
New Orleans-Baton Rouge-Houston
Dallas-Abilene-Big Spring-Odessa-El Paso-Tucson-Phoenix-San Bernardino-Los Angeles
Dallas-Austin-San Antonio
Dallas-Waco-Houston
Houston-San Antonio
San Antonio-Ft Stockton-El Paso (between San Antonio and St Stockton service operated by Coach America)
Lubbock-Carlsbad-El Paso
Lubbock-Odessa
Amarillo-Roswell-El Paso
Amarillo-Lubbock-Big Spring-San Antonio (between Big Spring and San Antonio operated by Coach America)
Albuquerque-Roswell-Carlsbad
El Paso-Albuquerque-Grand Junction-Sal Lake City
Denver-Pueblo-Amarillo-Dallas
Denver-Pueblo-Albuquerque
Denver-Salt Lake City-Boise-Stanfield-Portland
Denver-Grand Junction-Las Vegas-Barstow-San Bernardino-Los Angeles
Spokane-Portland
Vancouver-Seattle
Seattle-Portland-Eugene-Redding-Sacramento-Modesto-Fresno-Bakersfield-Los Angeles
Stanfield-Ellensburg-Seattle
Salt Lake City-Las Vegas
Salt Lake City-Reno-Sacramento-San Francisco
Arcata-San Francisco
San Francisco-San Jose-Salinas-Santa Barbara-Los Angeles
San Francisco-San Jose-Fresno-Bakersfield-Los Angeles
San Francisco-Modesto-Fresno-Bakersfield-Los Angeles
Las Vegas-Flagstaff-Phoenix
Las Vegas-Barstow-Mojave-Los Angeles
Las Vegas-Barstow-San Bernardino-San Diego

N.B. Some express trips do not stop at all terminals indicated. Routes include former Vermont Transit, Carolina Trailways, and TNM&O services, but this list does not include other subsidiaries. See www.greyhound.com/revsup/schedules for details.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by caseyjim on Fri May 9 16:03:45 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by BusMgr on Fri May 9 11:43:00 2008.

Thanks, bus manager, I sure appreciated that bit of info.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by Edwards! on Fri May 9 16:41:50 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by BusMgr on Fri May 9 11:43:00 2008.

Routes I've done so far[and plan to keep doing..as I refuse to travel over my 800 mile OUTBOUND limit]

NY-HARTFORD-SPRINGFIELD
BOSTON HARTFORD NY
NY-ALBANY,THEN ON TO SPRINGFIELD
NY-RICHMOND VIA WASHINGTON DC with points inbetween...
NY-FAYETTEVILLE[after a period of rest] THEN ON TO MIAMI[wonderful city to visit]

My southern trippers I take are very seldom...
Got one to do tomorrow.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by TransitChuckG on Fri May 9 18:08:28 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Edwards! on Fri May 9 16:41:50 2008.

Thank you for that list.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by Eric B on Fri May 9 19:53:29 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Edwards! on Fri May 9 16:41:50 2008.

I basically grew up on the NY-Springfield run, to my grandmother's. When I started paying attention to the route it went, it would take the Deegan and cut across 233rd to pick up the New England Thruway. Don't remember much after that. Then afew years alter, the Trailways would cut into NJ, and then stop at GWB terminal, and then across the 95 to the thruway. In between, I was visiting a cousin near Danbury, and those took the Deegan and cu across the 287 to the 684 to the 84. In the 80's, some of the buses to Springfield would go that way, stopping at Waterbury, Bristol and New Britain along the way. In '81-82, a Greyhound ticket would put you on Bonanza from NY to a strip mall in West Hartford, where you would then transfer to Perter Pan. In '83, Vermont Transit had picked up the route.
Of course, you would still get the 995 route via New Haven as well, and some still took the 87 and cut across the 287, stopping at White Plains, and then taking the 95 instead of the 684.

Between these other carriers, plus the tines Greyhound coaches were used, they seemed to throw the old stuff in New England. IT was a full four years after the radically different sounding 6V engines were introdiced, before I would even knew they existed in Greyhound coaches, and not just city buses. It was when I went down south I first discovered those.

Had taken the NY super express to Richmond (stopping only at State Road-Clemente's), when going to an aunt. We then had to change to some local bus (that supposedly went to Ohio or something) that went down US60, and then we flagged off at the intersection of her road, apparently in the middle of nowhere. The US 60 route eventually became part of some of the through routes further south, but has now been eliminated altogether. Everything is on US360 now.

Went to college in Norfolk, and at first was driven by my father, then for the first time began flying, but still missed the old road, and began taking the 9-12 hour trip, either via Peninsula, and Richmond and 95, or via US 13. Once, when fleeing the area due to a sever hurricane, I took another route to Richmond they had, which went along 460 to Petersburg. That is long gone. (Stayed at a cousin in Richmond).
Even after leaving college, I would visit about a couple of times every year, and would usually take the inland route down, stopping and exploring the cities inbetween (particularly Baltimore and Washingtom, which I had never seen before, since earlier trips would always pass right by them on the beltways), and then return via the Eastern Shore route, which I have found so interesting because of all the quaint towns cut off from the rest of the states. I also tried the US17 route once, going directly from Norfolk to Washington through Tapahannock. It was later taken over by James River Bus Lines, and then discontinued. I call it the "Western Shore" route. It looked a lot to me like the Eastern Shore.

My mother moved to Albany for a few years, so I was going up there, either by Greyhound, ot sometimes Amtrak.

Did the NY-Boston once. Took Bonanza so it would stop in Providence. Afterwards, went fro Boston-Springfield. (Missed the one that would stop in Worcester, and ran across town to the other terminal to catch the next bus out).

Then came the ultimate: the cross the country trip to California MC10 coach 2280. Started out like a normal trip to Richmond, through Philly, and the other stops to Washington and then Richmond. Then across 360 through Farmville (which my aunt used to drive to to shop), and to Lynchburg and Roanoke (which I had never been too). Then, basically the Dallas Route through Nashville, Memphis, Little Rock etc. Now, that's the end of the line. But back then, they still had the through routes all the way across, usinc the newest coaches. So it continued El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix and LA. There was a backup on the I10, so I, (never even having been there before, but knowing the map) suggested he take rt 60, and he did that and bypaaased the traffic.

Was out there for the summer, and did the San Bernardino-San Diego, (and once, the trolley to Mexico), and also LA-San Francisco once.
On the way back,it was the "Route 66" run: Barstow, Kingman, Flagstaff, Amarillo, Tulsa. OKl. City, St Louis, and then cut straight across IL, IN, OH (Indianapolis, Columbus, Dayton), Wheeling, Pittsburgh, Philly, and then NY.

Then, I married someone who can't stand buses (plus the typical expenses of managing my own household for the first time), so that basically killed off my bus trips practically for good, right as I was planning my Chicago trip (to catch a whole area skipped on my previous travels). I was getting kind of tired of the really long trips anyway. Got her to take Greyhound (by now pooling with Peter Pan) to our trip to DC. She hated it, and complained the whole way (Service was pretty bad; long lines, running out of space on the buses, and on the way back, they chartred some other bus).

So 2004, I did my long awaited NY-Chicago trip on my own. Went out on an express through Cleveland, and came back through Detroit, Toronto, and Buffalo. (I had never been to Western NY either). Had a few hours to explore that city, and then on through the other NY cities to Albany, and then the regular Albany route.

the following year, Norfolk again, for old times sake. Amazing how it has changed in the 20 years since I was down there. Went down the mainland and Peninsula route, and returned via the Eastern Shore. Was upset that they built this new expressway in Delaware, bypassing the old 13 route north of Smyrna. It was always so interesting with the towns with building in the middle of the road (it splits up so that city blocks are noe between the northbound and southbound roadways) and the steep bridge over the Delaware Canal with the town of St George way below. Now the expressway has its own bridge next to the old one. Now, many of the stops along the whole route have been cut out, so it probably stays on that road from Dover all the way up. But what I have just found out is that the DART and Seashore Transit (Salisbury) connect all the way between Wilmington and Delmar, and Delmar to Pocomoke, and Star Transit connects T's Corner (on the way from Chincoteague) to Cape Charles! They used to have service over the Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel, and to the MD border where ST would meet it, but that was cut due to fuel costs. Never thought a local bus connection from NY to Norfolk would have been possible, like the local bus to Springfield trip I did a few years ago! (Although the former trip being three times longer, and using smaller local operations, the different schedules will probably not allow it in one day).

For the future, I'm considering BoltBus to Boston, perhaps next month when I go on vacation. I'll go back to Norfolk again in two years when the Tide light rail opens. Now, I can use Bolt to DC as a springboard!

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by Edwards! on Fri May 9 22:03:02 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Eric B on Fri May 9 19:53:29 2008.

Cool..

Only thing here..is that I drive those buses..and I spoke about the routes that I driven so far..

I pretty much stuck with the east coast..as I haven't had a need or be requested to cover any of the other divisions..and Im glad!

I try to stick to the "money maker" route these days..as I don't do 5 days any more.
Im waiting for the BIG HOLIDAY..that gonna keep plenty of people busy.

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Posted by Edwards! on Fri May 9 22:03:45 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Eric B on Fri May 9 19:53:29 2008.

Cool..

Only thing here..is that I drive those buses..and I spoke about the routes that I driven so far..

I pretty much stuck with the east coast..as I haven't been requested to cover any of the other divisions..and Im glad!

I try to stick to the "money maker" route these days..as I don't do 5 days any more.
Im waiting for the BIG HOLIDAY..that gonna keep plenty of people busy.

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Posted by Eric B on Fri May 9 22:37:56 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Edwards! on Fri May 9 22:03:02 2008.

At first, that was what I thought, but then, the way you worded it, it looked like you were on periodic pleasure trips: "ON TO Miami", etc. You were all over the place. I thought you had to stick with one route or service area based on a particular city.
If I ever drove any kind of bus, it would have been Greyhound. It was fascinating riding.

Also forgot to mention, made the trip to Atlanta (my cousin formerly in CT) in '87. They had just consolidated Greyhound and Trailways. Stopped in NC on the way. First time past VA. in the early 90's, I "expanded" into Florida, with Jacksonville one year, and then all the way to Key West the next year. In the last trip to VA (5 years ago), they seemed to be painting the Carolia Trailways to Greyhound. Saw a whole bunch parked at Salisbury with new Greyhound liveries, yet with 5 digit Trailways numbers. So have they eliminated Carolina Trailways? At least on that route, which no longer even goes into Carolina (the Wilmington, NC leg completely eliminated, and the later Greenville/Raleigh extension more recently cut into a separate route).

During this whole time, I noticed the fleets with the 6000's MC9's in the East, and the 8000's concentrated in the West. But they had begun spreading to the east as well. In CA, I saw 9000's for the first time, and 6800 MC10's in their version of the "Lucky Streak" (To Vegas instead of Atlantic City). They also had low 8000's MC8's.

Then you had low 5000's MC9's, appearing in the east, but I'm not sure where they came from. Perhaps the midwest or something. There were also high 5000's MC8's. And 4000's MC8's and 9's. There were also a few 1000's MC8's left (I remember 1147). What I didn't see anywhere were 3000's. (7000's were renumbered Trailways Eagle acquisitions). MC10 (which we knew then as; I did not hear that new model scheme they came up with until later) started over from 1000 and up, of course. The V6/V8 crossover occurred in the 4800's, 6600's and 8400's. The oldest V6 coaches still had the green tinted windows. But that was the end of that. Now, all the two strokes are gone, and it sounds pretty much like riding in a car. This also killed the whole experience for me. What's any kind of bus without a Detroit Two-stroke?

Now, I've lost complete track of the fleets. I know some of the 45 ft coaches were the new 6000's, and most MC12's were high 1000's and 2000's.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by heypaul on Fri May 9 23:52:59 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Eric B on Fri May 9 19:53:29 2008.


I came across this story the other day of someone travelling up from Washington taking a combination of local trains and buses.

Scenic Route to NY

I became a Greyhound fan from years of riding New York to Fort Lauderdale, where I visited my father. It was all on I-95.

I've ridden BoltBus several times and like it. The buses are brand new. When you book a schedule you're guaranteed a seat on that bus. I especially like that I can stow a bike in the cargo bays, without having to take it apart. There's WiFi access and AC receptacles on the seat backs.

Almost forgot. The restroom has a toilet that flushes and also has a valve in the neck of the bowl that keeps the place smelling good.

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Posted by Eric B on Fri May 9 23:58:33 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Edwards! on Fri May 9 22:03:45 2008.

Just a while ago, Ch7 reported that a Chicago driver doing the Springfield-NY run shaved off the top of the bus on the Henry Hudson. He was not familiar with the area.

I always found it ridiculous, that even here in NY, they would do discriminate in favor of cars to make both north/south highways cars only. (Though they have been allowing buses to use the portions of the FDR they can clear). So to get to New England you have to go up 9th/10th and later 5th/Madison all the way to get to the nearest expressway; or cut out of the way into New Jersey. So this guy probably looked at map, or if coming from the 684 route following signs, figured this was the way to go, as it led right to the Port Authority.
I already told my story, on the last stretch back from that last VA trip, of having to direct the Dallas based driver all the way from Wilmington to NY, with him at first heading towards Newark, DE instead of Newark, NJ.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by NIMBYkiller on Sat May 10 10:12:51 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Eric B on Fri May 9 23:58:33 2008.

I'm always surprised the signs on I-95 say Newark, because I could see a lot of people getting confused. If it just said Baltimore and maybe Elkton, I think that'd be less confusing, but I guess since the university is here, they have it that way

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Posted by NIMBYkiller on Sat May 10 10:32:49 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by heypaul on Fri May 9 23:52:59 2008.

I'll be amazed if SEPTA adds another state to their service. I think having MARC come to Newark is far more likely

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Re: Greyhound Buses (and an overpass in Riverdale)

Posted by Joe on Sat May 10 13:48:46 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Eric B on Fri May 9 23:58:33 2008.

I find it difficult to imagine how a Greyhound driver from Springfield to New York got onto the southbound Henry Hudson as it winds through Riverdale. If his route was down Interstate 91 to New Haven, then Interstate 95 to New York, he would have entered The Bronx at Pelham Bay.
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If his route took him unbelievably west on Interstate 90, then south on Interstate 87, he should have come through Paramus. Where he was driving the five miles before he hit the low bridge, I cannot fathom. Not only do you read signs, but you obey them.



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Re: Greyhound Buses (and an overpass in Riverdale)

Posted by Eric B on Sat May 10 19:49:40 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses (and an overpass in Riverdale), posted by Joe on Sat May 10 13:48:46 2008.

He probably took either the 684 route through Waterbury, and the Saw Mill branches off from that near Katonah. But then that route is now more Bonanza than Vermont/Greyhoud. Perhaps there are still Greyhounds from New Haven that make the stop at White Plains and then come down the west side (I87). Vermont did use to do that a lot. From there, he could pick up the Saw Mill instead of the NY Thruway, which are not too far apart anyway. (Or even the Bronx River/Sprain Brook, which is right next to the transportation center, Someone driving us home from Springfield and dropping someone off at the White Plains RR did this once, and I saw something totally new. It took me years to figure out which highway we entered the city on. I remembered a dark, heavily wooded highway, then suddenly, a brightly lit street off to the west side, with a row of apt. buildings as the lamp posts changed from Yonkers style to NYC, and this was Bronx River Rd. Had never seen anything like that before. On all four other highways (the Deegan, Henry Hudson, Hutchinson or New England Thruway), the city line is all parkland on the city side, with low rise suburban development on the Westchester side).

I'm kind of surprised that was the first overpass that was too low! Too bad they didn't still have the toll booth near McLean Ave. They would have told him he didn't belong there, and then he could use the Mosholu Transcourse to swing over to the Deegan. The next toll booth, which is still there, was yet ahead, on the bridge to Manhattan.


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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by R68A - 5200 on Mon May 12 00:56:26 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by NIMBYkiller on Thu May 8 19:53:22 2008.

My crap luck has gotten me three rides on those suckers in the past year from NY to Buffalo. They suck... so bad. They don't move.

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Posted by R68A - 5200 on Mon May 12 01:02:43 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by heypaul on Fri May 9 23:52:59 2008.

Wow, that bike thing is awesome. I recently had to take a chinese bus to get my bike back from Buffalo with no fuss. Now BoltBus needs to expand.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by NIMBYkiller on Mon May 12 08:09:55 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by R68A - 5200 on Mon May 12 01:02:43 2008.

Shun Fa?

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by Busrider on Mon May 12 13:21:37 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by R68A - 5200 on Mon May 12 01:02:43 2008.

Do drivers get to pick what bus they want at a terminal?

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Posted by Edwards! on Mon May 12 13:27:16 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Busrider on Mon May 12 13:21:37 2008.

You don't "pick"..you are assigned...

I had a damn good G4500 over the weekend..same bus...for most of my tripers..

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by Busrider on Mon May 12 13:29:05 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Edwards! on Mon May 12 13:27:16 2008.

How are they assigned? Take Albany,NY for instance.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by exgreenbusdriver on Mon May 12 13:37:11 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by Busrider on Mon May 12 13:29:05 2008.

why do i see a lot of greyhound drivers wearing the glow in the dark vests, whats up with that???

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Posted by R68A - 5200 on Tue May 13 02:27:54 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by NIMBYkiller on Mon May 12 08:09:55 2008.

Yes, in all its rest stop and toll plaza pickup glory.

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by Osmosis Jones on Tue May 13 07:03:42 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by exgreenbusdriver on Mon May 12 13:37:11 2008.

So they can be seen in the dark?

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Re: Greyhound Buses

Posted by NIMBYkiller on Tue May 13 13:34:00 2008, in response to Re: Greyhound Buses, posted by R68A - 5200 on Tue May 13 02:27:54 2008.

Haha, I took that a month ago to Syracuse (Liverpool really). We left a little late, then waited at a gas station outside the Holland Tunnel for almost an hour for a van full of people who had missed the bus. We made a rest stop somewhere along the way, and then made Cortland, no Binghamton, then Liverpool.

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