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Greyhound Lines
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Greyhound Lines MCI 102DLW3 #6610 departs the Atlantic City Bus Terminal in Atlantic City, NJ.
Founded 1914 (United States),
1929 (Canada)
Headquarters Dallas, Texas (United States)
Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
Service area Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Canada Canada
Service type Intercity coach service
Destinations 3,100+
Stations 2,400+
Fleet MCI MC-9 (Canada only), MC-12 (United States only), 96A3 (Canada only), 102A3 (Canada only), 102D3, 102DL3, 102EL3 (Canada only), G4500, D4505 Prevost LeMirage XL-40, H3-41, H3-45 (Canada only)
Operator FirstGroup plc
Web site Official Web site
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Greyhound Lines is an inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus serving over 3,700 destinations in the United States. It was founded in Hibbing, Minnesota, USA, in 1914 and incorporated as "The Greyhound Corporation" in 1926. Today, it is headquartered in Dallas, Texas (United States operations) and Calgary, Alberta (Canadian operations), and is a subsidiary of the British bus operator FirstGroup plc. Greyhound can refer to: Greyhound breed of dog Greyhound Lines bus company Greyhound (cocktail) The C-2 Greyhound cargo plane Greyhound Air airline company HMS Greyhound, British naval ships Greyhound (horse) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ... Atlantic City redirects here. ... The Atlantic City Bus Terminal is a regional bus station and a major stop for New Jersey Transit buses in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... c. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ... Prevost Car, a Quebec-based company, is a leading North American manufacturer of premium touring coaches and bus shells for high-end motorhomes and specialty conversions. ... FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP) is a Scottish transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen. ... A common carrier is an organization that transports persons or goods, and offers its services to the general public. ... Autobus redirects here. ... Hibbing is a city in St. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Calgary-based Greyhound Canada is a subsidiary of Naperville, Illinois-based Laidlaw International, Incorporated (formerly Laidlaw, Inc. ... FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP) is a Scottish transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen. ...

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Early history, growth

Today's Greyhound is the result of nearly a century of expansion and acquisition. The company has been headquartered in Hibbing, Duluth, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chicago, Illinois, Phoenix, Arizona, and now Dallas, Texas. Hibbing is a city in St. ... Duluth is the county seat of St. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Dallas redirects here. ...


Making Greyhound

Carl Wickman was born in Sweden in 1887. He moved to the United States, and in 1914 began a bus service in Minnesota where he transported iron ore miners from Hibbing to Alice at 15 cents a ride in a 1914 Hupmobile.[1] Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... Hibbing is a city in St. ...


In 1915 Wickman joined forces with Ralph Bogan, who was running a similar service from Hibbing to Duluth. The name of the new organization was the Mesaba Transportation Company, and it made $8,000 in profit in its first year. Duluth is the name of some places in the United States of America: Duluth, Minnesota - on Lake Superior Duluth, Georgia - a suburb of Atlanta See also the French explorer Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut. ...


By the end of the First World War Wickman owned 18 buses, and was making an annual profit of $40,000. In 1922 Wickman joined forces with Orville Caesar, the owner of the Superior White Bus Lines. Four years later, Wickman reached an agreement with two West Coast operations, the Pickwick Lines and the Pioneer Yelloway System.[clarify] Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...


In 1926 Wickman's bus operations became known as the Greyhound Lines. Wickman, who was president of the company, continued to expand it, and by 1927 his buses were making transcontinental trips from California to New York.


Wickman's business suffered during the Great Depression, and by 1931 was over $1 million in debt. However, with the improvement in the economy, the Greyhound Corporation began to prosper again. In 1935 Wickman was able to announce record profits of $8 million. By the outbreak of the Second World War the company had 4,750 stations and nearly 10,000 employees. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Wickman retired as president of Greyhound Corporation in 1946, and was replaced by his long-time partner, Orville Caesar. Carl Wickman died at the age of sixty-seven in 1954.


After World War II, and the building of the Interstate Highway System beginning in 1956 , automobile ownership and travel became a preferred mode of travel in the United States. Along with a similar downward trend in public transportation in general, ridership on Greyhound and Trailways bus routes began a long decline. But for many young people from Europe, Greyhound was the way they got to know America because of a special unlimited mileage offer. Interstate Highways in the 48 contiguous states. ... The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ...

Ready for boarding in Salem, Oregon for a fast trip north on new Interstate 5 in Autumn 1965.
Ready for boarding in Salem, Oregon for a fast trip north on new Interstate 5 in Autumn 1965.

Greyhound leadership saw the trend, and used the profitable bus operations to invest in other industries. By the 1970s, Greyhound had moved its headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona, and was a large and diversified company, with holdings in everything from the Armour meat-packing company (which in turn owned the popular Dial deodorant soap brand), acquired in 1970; Traveller's Express money orders, MCI bus manufacturing company, and even airliner leasing. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Armour and Company was an American slaughterhouse and meatpacking company founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1867 by the Armour brothers led by Philip Danforth Armour (1832–1901). ... The Dial Corporation is a maker of personal care and household cleaning products based in Scottsdale, Arizona. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ...


Greyhound established the Premier Cruise Line in 1983. It would last until 2000, and at one time billed itself as the "Official Cruise Line of Walt Disney World". A family ready to embark on The Big Red Boat Premier Cruise Line was a cruise line that operated from 1983 to 2000. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses...


In late 1984, Greyhound had a very bitter bus driver's strike, with one fatality in Zanesville, Ohio. By the time contract negotiations were due again three years later, the bus line had been spun-off from the parent company to new owners, which resulted in Greyhound Lines becoming solely a bus transportation company headed by Fred Currey, a former executive with the largest member of the National Trailways Bus System. Greyhound's corporate headquarters then relocated to Dallas, Texas. The old parent changed its name to the Dial Corporation. Muskingum County Courthouse (Photo ©2004 Leslie K. Dellovade) Zanesville is a city in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... Dallas redirects here. ... The Dial Corporation is a maker of personal care products based in Scottsdale, Arizona. ...


Greyhound Lines is spun-off from parent

Greyhound station in Columbia, South Carolina, built in 1938-1939. Photo taken in 1986. Greyhound stopped using it in 1987.
Greyhound station in Columbia, South Carolina, built in 1938-1939. Photo taken in 1986. Greyhound stopped using it in 1987.

Under the new ownership in 1987, led by Currey, Greyhound Lines in June 1987 acquired Trailways, Inc. (formerly Continental Trailways), the largest member of the rival National Trailways Bus System, effectively consolidating national bus service. Greyhound was required by the ICC in their action approving the merger to maintain coordinated schedules with other scheduled service operators in the U.S. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 561 pixelsFull resolution (4615 × 3234 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 561 pixelsFull resolution (4615 × 3234 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ...


Three years later there was another costly strike. This, combined with the loss of diversification and strength of the former parent company, and labor-law violations, forced the company to file for bankruptcy, from which it emerged in the early 1990s. At the same time, Greyhound had to contend with the rise of low-cost airlines like Southwest Airlines, which reduced further the market for long-distance inter-city bus transportation. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... This article is about the American airline. ...


In 1997, Greyhound Lines acquired Carolina Trailways, one of the largest members of the National Trailways Bus System. Though today Carolina Trailways still operates as a brand name, most of the other independent members of the Trailways System fell into line and began interlining cooperatively with Greyhound. Some discontinued regular route services, diversified into charters and tours, or went out of business. The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ...


Laidlaw ownership

In 1999, Burlington, Ontario-based transportation conglomerate Laidlaw Inc. acquired Greyhound Lines, Inc. (U.S. operations)including Carolina Trailways and other Greyhound affiliates. It had previously acquired Greyhound Canada . This article is about the year. ... Motto: Stand By Coordinates: , Country Province Region Halton Regional Municipality Established 1874 Government  - Mayor Cam Jackson  - Governing Body Burlington City Council  - MPs Mike Wallace (CPC), Garth Turner (Liberal)  - MPPs Joyce Savoline (PC), Ted Chudleigh (PC) Area  - Total 187 km² (72 sq mi) Population (2006)  - Total 164,415 (Ranked 27th)  - Density... One of Laidlaws yellow school buses Laidlaw, organized as Laidlaw International, Inc. ... Calgary-based Greyhound Canada is a subsidiary of Naperville, Illinois-based Laidlaw International, Incorporated (formerly Laidlaw, Inc. ...


After incurring heavy losses through its investments in Greyhound Lines and other parts of its diversified business, Laidlaw Inc. filed for protection under both U.S. and Canadian Bankruptcy laws in June 2001 .


Naperville, Illinois-based Laidlaw International, Inc. listed its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange (Ticker: LI), on February 10, 2003, and emerged from re-organization on June 23, 2003, as the successor to Laidlaw Inc. Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in Illinois in the United States, voted the second best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2006. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 7, 2007, FirstGroup plc of Scotland, agreed to purchase Laidlaw International for US$3.6 billion (£1.9 billion). The deal closed on September 30, 2007.[2] The Greyhound name was retained by FirstGroup.[3] is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP) is a Scottish transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen. ... This article is about the country. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Greyhound Lines in the 21st century

During 2004, Greyhound Lines announced major schedule reductions in its route system, particularly in the northwest and north-central United States, and elimination of some long-distance routes. Similar changes were taking place during 2005 in other parts of the country. These changes have eliminated some routes, most notably the Interstate 90 route between Chicago and Seattle, and cut many stops in rural areas. Service to rural towns has been assumed by local transit agencies or independent bus companies, requiring government subsidy in some cases.[4][5] Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ...

Neon Greyhound station sign.

Recently, Greyhound has come under criticism for its bus assignment practices. Although bus tickets have times and dates printed on them, seating is not guaranteed, and is first-come, first-served. Greyhound will add additional "sections" (buses) in periods of high demand, but the threshold required to trigger an additional section varies. Passengers may have to wait for the next bus departure time.[6] In response to the lack of guaranteed seating, in late 2007 Greyhound began a program where riders could reserve a seat for an additional $5. However, the $5 fee would have to be paid at the terminal, even if the ticket was bought online, and only a limited number of seats could be reserved. [7] Image File history File links Running Dog This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links Running Dog This work is copyrighted. ...


Increasingly, concern has been given to bus security. As a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks, train and airplane security have been substantially increased, but the same increase has not been provided to bus security. Drug smuggling is increasingly common on buses, as baggage is not inspected, nor is identification checked. Greyhound says that metal detector wands have been deployed on buses, but they do not appear to be routinely used.[8] Although the majority of bus terminals continue to operate from the downtowns of major cities, some terminals can be found in depressed neighborhoods, while some competitors have terminals in more attractive areas. Competition from discount airlines like Southwest Airlines, increased reliability of inexpensive automobiles for long trips, and other bus lines attracting an Internet-savvy rider market such as Chinatown bus lines, represented by Gotobus, and Megabus have led to Greyhound's revenue decline.[citation needed] A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events... This article is about the American airline. ... Passengers waiting at the Fung Wah Lines ticket window on Canal Street and the Bowery in Manhattan Chinatown bus lines, also called 野雞車 (yě jī chē, which translates as wild chicken trucks) in Chinese, refers to the private transportation industry that has arisen in the Chinatown communities of the East Coast... GotoBus is an Internet travel agency specializing in bus travel. ... The Megabus logo Megabus is a no-frills intercity bus service run by the Scottish-based Stagecoach Group in the United Kingdom. ...


During the past few years, Greyhound Lines has been expanding its charter and sightseeing services, and is the largest operator of Gray Line Sightseeing Tours franchises in major markets. Though it no longer owns the firm, Greyhound's fleet is still composed primarily of buses built by Motor Coach Industries (MCI). Gray Line Worldwide operates local sightseeing tours across the world using trolley coaches, double deckers and standard single deck coaches. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ...


Greyhound also has been taking steps to improve its image, spending $60 million to refurbish many terminals, add new buses, and staff terminals with associates who are able to help those who have questions about the bus system. Greyhound is initiating an advertising campaign aimed at attracting 18-24 year olds and Hispanics.[9] As a result, after the FirstGroup acquisition, Greyhound began advertising as "The New Greyhound".


Notable accidents/incidents

On January 2, 2008, a Greyhound bus traveling from Richmond to Raleigh hit a tractor trailer on U.S. Route 1 in Henderson, NC. The tractor trailer was slowing down to make a turn. The Greyhound bus did not slow down and rear ended the tractor trailer. At least 50 people were injured.[1] is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Henderson is a city located in Vance County, North Carolina. ...


On August 28, 2006, at approximately 6:45 p.m. local time, a Greyhound bus traveling from New York City to Montreal overturned on the Adirondack Northway in Westport, New York after suffering a blown tire, killing five and injuring 48.[2] is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Interstate 87 is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ... Westport is a town in Essex County, New York, United States. ...


On November 27, 2005, at approximately 7:10 a.m. local time, a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco crashed near Santa Maria, killing two people, one of whom was a 7-month-pregnant woman. While the cause remains unknown, at the time of the crash, driver fatigue was suspected.[10] Later, an epileptic seizure was cited as a possible cause.[11] is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


On October 3, 2001, at approximately 4:15 a.m. local time, Greyhound passenger Damir Igric attacked the driver of his bus, slitting his throat. The bus careened off the highway and crashed near Manchester, Tennessee, killing Igric and five other passengers and injuring 32 others. As the incident occurred weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks, Greyhound shut down its entire system as soon as the company learned of the incident for fear that it may have been part of a larger co-ordinated attack. After investigation by the company and the FBI, it was confirmed that Igric had acted alone, and service resumed later that afternoon.[12] After the incident, Greyhound bus stations increased security, though not nearly to the same level as airports or train stations. is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Damir Igric was a Muslim Croatian who on October 3, 2001, less than one month after the September 11 attacks, used a boxcutter to slash the throat of a Greyhound bus driver and then steered the vehicle into oncoming traffic. ... Manchester is a city located in Coffee County, Tennessee. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


The deadliest accident to befall Greyhound occurred on May 9, 1980, when a freight ship collided with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge across Tampa Bay in Florida. A Greyhound bus was among several vehicles falling into the bay. A total of 35 people, including all 26 on the bus, died. is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, spanning Floridas Tampa Bay, is the worlds longest bridge with a cable-stayed main span, with a length of 29,040 feet (exactly 5. ... Landsat image of Tampa Bay Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary along the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of Florida, made up of Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, and the New Tampa Bay. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


A major accident happened at Bean Station, Tennessee in 1972, when a Greyhound Scenicruiser hit a tractor trailer head on. Fifteen people on the bus were killed, including the driver. Bean Station is a city located in Grainger County, Tennessee. ... semi-trailer truck with sleeper behind the cab. ...


Security

Greyhound announced in a press conference in 2007 that a pilot program to test various security measures would be implemented at select stations and on select coaches starting later in the year. Some of the stations included in this project, which is already in effect, are in Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, and St. Louis. Measures may include: Boston redirects here. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...

  • Requiring photo ID to be displayed by all adult passengers prior to boarding. Minors, in accordance with Greyhound's policy, must either have to be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian, or to obtain permission to travel from one [3].
  • In the United States, passengers who are not citizens will be screened to determine the legality of their presence within the country's borders. Also, some may be checked for outstanding felony warrants, and boarding may be denied to those who fit into one of these categories[citation needed].
  • Passengers may have their luggage visually searched. Devices similar to those used at airports may be used to check passengers and luggage prior to boarding buses for various banned items, including firearms, explosives, or other hazardous materials.
  • On some coaches now, operators are shielded from passengers while the coach is in motion. A gate prevents passengers from entering the driver area. Though the gate does not prevent emergency exit, it will continue to shield the driver if opened by a passenger while the coach is in motion.
  • Installing video surveillance on coaches and at stations.
  • Installing GPS tracking devices on select coaches. In addition to providing emergency location of the vehicle, this may also alert supervisors of unsafe driving behavior on part of the operator, including speeding.
  • Operators at their own discretion now reserve the right to prohibit or limit the use of mobile phones while the coach is in motion.
  • Greyhound policy already prohibits taking photographs, videotaping, or audiotaping while on board coaches or within stations [4].

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References in Popular Culture

Song lyrics

Elton John sings "And the Greyhound is waiting and the radio's playing some blues for baby and me." This is on "Blues for Baby and Me" on the album "Don't Shoot Me I am Only the Piano Player".

  • The Drifters classic On Broadway, also a hit by several other artists, contains the line I'll catch a Greyhound bus for home they all say.
  • The song "One in a Million" by Guns N' Roses contains the lines "So I thumbed it, Down to sixth and L.A. Maybe your Greyhound, Could be my way".
  • Brooklyn rock band Bent Outta Shape wrote a song entitled "Greyhound Bus" on their 2005 album "Stray Dog Town."
  • The song "See America Right" by The Mountain Goats about an ex convict traveling by Greyhound.
  • "I Wish", by Skee Lo, features the line, "See I go simple, I go easy, I go Greyhound".
  • Roy Clark wrote "Thank God and Greyhound" with the line "Thank God and Greyhound you're gone."
  • Country singer Sara Evans released the single Backseat of a Greyhound Bus from her album Restless.
  • The Jason Downs single "White Boy With a Feather" begins with the line "Got off the Greyhound at the Port in New York City..."
  • The song Soul Meets Body by Death Cab for Cutie contains the lyrics "Because in my head there's a Greyhound station, where I send my thoughts to far off destinations..."

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Other

  • Funkmaster Flex has a Greyhound bus that is called the pimpmobile with the Funkmaster Flex logo. He often is seen in advertisements for Greyhound promotions.
  • Greyhound's ultra-famous slogan is "Go Greyhound, and leave the driving to us!" In the past, the slogan has had a tune attached to it, and has been sung as a radio and television commercial jingle.
  • Stand-up Comedian James Inman published 'Greyhound Diary' in 2005 about his journeys across the United States. Inman often uses a slide-show in his act, which was revisited by Doug Levitt and broadcast on CNN in 2006 in a segment entitled 'Greyhound Diaries', which was also the name of Levitt's Album of modern protest songs.[citation needed]
  • Famed motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel successfully jumped 14 Greyhound buses in Kings Island, Ohio on October 25, 1975.
  • OutKast refers to the bus line in the prologue to their music video Hey Ya!, with Big Boi warning "Greyhound don't float on water." The video features a music group trying to make it big in London, the line ostensibly meaning they will have to find a cheaper way to get back to the U.S. if they don't succeed.

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Fleet

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Nicknames of Past Coaches

Later models (MC 96A3, AC 102A3, MC-12) Bore only the Americruiser name. General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds most dominant automaker since 1931. ... Greyhounds 1954 Scenicruiser was one of its most popular buses. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ...


Silver Stripe Americruiser

A special award given to veteran drivers with excellent records.


These coaches are noted for the driver's name on the passenger door with the words "Silver Stripe Americruiser" underneath. Also, a silver stripe was present in the paint scheme alongside the ascending blue paint up to the roof. Greyhound quit doing this, which (among other things) has led to slowly declining morale among drivers.


References

  1. ^ Greyhound Bus Museum
  2. ^ Laidlaw International Announces Agreement to Be Acquired by FirstGroup, SEC filing
  3. ^ FirstGroup intro page regarding acquisition
  4. ^ The Greyhound doesn't stop here anymore, Mike Bucsko and Cindi Lash, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 13, 2005
  5. ^ Doghouse On Wheels, Emily Lambert, Forbes.com, January 31, 2005
  6. ^ News-Leader.com | Sarah Overstreet
  7. ^ Reserve seat on Greyhound for $5 - Yahoo! News
  8. ^ Cleveland.com's Printer-Friendly Page
  9. ^ "Greyhound Gets A Makeover", CBS News, CBS Corporation, 2007-11-12. Retrieved on 2007-11-12. 
  10. ^ Police: Driver fatigue likely factor in fatal bus crash, CNN.com, November 28, 2005; date accessed July 9, 2007
  11. ^ Lawsuit settled in bus crash, Samantha Yale, Santa Maria Times, March 17, 2007; date accessed: July 9, 2007
  12. ^ FBI say bus attack wasn't terrorism, CNN.com, October 4, 2001; date accessed: July 9, 2007

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See also

Autobus redirects here. ... One of Laidlaws yellow school buses Laidlaw, organized as Laidlaw International, Inc. ... Jefferson Lines is an intercity bus transportation provider based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier that operates in the northeastern states of the United States. ... The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ... Greyhound Air was a short-lived Canadian low-cost airline. ... Logo. ... Calgary-based Greyhound Canada is a subsidiary of Naperville, Illinois-based Laidlaw International, Incorporated (formerly Laidlaw, Inc. ... First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis First Avenue and 7th Street Entry are a cornerstone of the Midwest music scene, and serve as an historic landmark of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ...

External links

  • Greyhound Lines home page
  • Greyhound lines, non-flash homepage
  • Greyhound Canada
  • Greyhound Mexico
Tramlink (initially known as Croydon Tramlink) is a public transport tramway in south London, operated by FirstGroup on behalf of Transport for London. ...

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