Greyhound Operating Intercity Bus Service Between Charlotte and Fayetteville Wednesday, January 09, 2013

RALEIGH — Greyhound Lines Inc. is now operating the intercity bus route between Charlotte and Fayetteville that was previously operated by Coach America/Horizon Coach Lines.

The route, which began operation in October 2010, serves Charlotte, Monroe, Wadesboro, Rockingham, Laurinburg and Fayetteville. It offers one round-trip run daily and connects with the Charlotte Area Transit System and Fayetteville Area System of Transit, as well as other Greyhound intercity bus routes. More than 12,000 riders have used the Charlotte to Fayetteville route since it began.

Intercity bus services are fixed-route, scheduled services that provide long-distance transportation between North Carolina cities, as well as connections to the national intercity bus system. For more information on the Charlotte to Fayetteville route, visit www.greyhound.com.

The N.C. Board of Transportation at its November meeting in Raleigh approved $217,144 to Greyhound Lines Inc. for the continuation of this service. The funding approved enables the route to continue operation from Jan. 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. These state funds match $217,144 in federal funds, totaling $434,288.

The NCDOT Public Transportation Division awards grant funds to local public transportation systems. These grants enable systems to provide people in all 100 counties access to education, job opportunities and health care.

For more information on grant programs through the Public Transportation Division of NCDOT, as well as transit systems that serve the public throughout the state, visit www.ncdot.gov/nctransit.

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