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Wed Aug 10, 2022, 10:02 AM

Don't go Greyhound

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. On Friday, Greyhound said Bus 1511 experienced an "unexpected cancellation." It was expected to arrive at the Marathon Gas Station bus stop on Cherry Street, but travelers said it never showed up.

"They would say it's going to be there soon, 'It's going to be there soon,'" said Emie Hinojosa, who has been sitting outside the gas station since Friday. "They said it was going to be there around 10:30, and it never showed up."

They said they were stranded there for days and were taken to a Red Roof Inn on the third night they spent waiting. But during those days, some storms passed through the Knoxville area. The group also said they couldn't charge their phones and at several points, people would approach them asking for money.

"Greyhound should have some kind of protocol that fell into place, and they didn't do it," said Dajuan Ward, a former bus driver from Ohio. "How would you feel if it was your mother out here?"

There was a similar incident in April when a bus never arrived and travelers were brought to a hotel to wait for a ride. Some of the people waiting at the gas station on Monday said they couldn't afford a hotel though, and had no choice but to wait where they were. Another group of travelers said they were stranded in July too.

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/greyhound-bus-never-shows-up-group-stranded/51-862b19f8-c294-4043-a85e-3e5140ad6b65

And Knoxville has still not negotiated with Greyhound for a better stop. This one is dangerous.

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Jilly_in_VA Aug 10 OP
marble falls Aug 10 #1
leftieNanner Aug 10 #2
CurtEastPoint Aug 10 #3
halfulglas Aug 10 #4
IbogaProject Aug 10 #5
elleng Aug 10 #6

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 10:05 AM

1. We are in entrophy and the buslines have powerful enemies.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 10:09 AM

2. Send Rudy down there

That's how he's getting south to testify, right?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 10:12 AM

3. isn't that GDMFSOB Abbott expert at busing people? Let him handle it.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 10:16 AM

4. Greyhound has fallen really low.

I can remember when Greyhound was the most reliable and inexpensive form pf transportation from city to city because they went places the railroad couldn't go.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 01:20 PM

5. The non-union independents and the mergers are both to blame.

There are many non-union independents now. And Greyhound, trailways, peter pan and whoever else is a single big company. Both of these are weakening bus travel.

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Response to IbogaProject (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 08:35 PM

6. The Interstate Commerce Commission gave final approval

Tuesday to the $80 million merger of Greyhound and Trailways, the nation's two largest bus companies.
May 17, 1988.

((SORRY to say! Dad represented Trailways for many years.))

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