Changes to Southeastern N.C. Greyhound Routes Effective Today Wednesday, January 16, 2013

RALEIGH — Starting today, changes are in place for Greyhound routes operating between Raleigh and southeastern North Carolina.

Greyhound’s Raleigh to Myrtle Beach, S.C. intercity bus route will be split into the following two routes linked in Wilmington:
•    Raleigh to Wilmington to Jacksonville and return; and
•    Jacksonville to Wilmington to Myrtle Beach and return

By splitting the current route into two separate routes, passengers from both Raleigh and Jacksonville will be able to travel to Myrtle Beach and passengers from Myrtle Beach will be able to travel to both Raleigh and Jacksonville. Raleigh passengers will be able to transfer between the two runs in Wilmington.

“With this schedule restructuring, Greyhound passengers have more flexibility with their travel needs to major markets within North Carolina,” said Andre Mitchell, Regional Vice President, Greyhound Lines Inc. “Customers can still connect to our 3,800 locations throughout North America and benefit from safe and affordable transportation services throughout the state.”

In addition to these changes, the following routes will also see schedule changes effective today:
•    Wilmington to Raleigh will operate in the evening instead of in the morning.
•    Jacksonville to Raleigh will operate earlier in the morning so passengers can travel to Raleigh and connect to Greyhound’s 10 a.m. schedule to western points within its markets.

The N.C. Board of Transportation in November approved $680,961 in state funding through the NCDOT Public Transportation Division Intercity Bus Program for the portion of these routes in North Carolina. These state funds match $680,960 in federal funds, totaling $1,361,921. The funding approved enables the routes to operate from Jan. 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

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 these routes, visit www.greyhound.com.

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.

About Greyhound
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit www.greyhound.com.   


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