Beginning July 15, Greyhound Lines, Inc. is temporarily relocating its facility in Parkersburg, West Virginia, to the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority (Easy Rider) facility at 213 1st Street. Easy Rider, the local public transportation system, will serve as the Greyhound agent. Lakefront Trailways also is moving to the transit authority building.
A permanent intermodal transportation facility is currently under construction in downtown Parkersburg at the corner of Julianna Street and 6th Street. The future location, scheduled to open this fall, will house Greyhound, Easy Rider, Lakefront Trailways and a parking garage.
"Greyhound is excited to partner with Easy Rider in our new, temporary location," said Gynnie Smyth, agency sales manager, Greyhound Lines, Inc. "By combining our operations under one roof, we are providing our customers convenient, seamless transportation. The temporary move gives customers a taste of the convenience they can expect when we move later this year to the new intermodal transportation center."
The new agency's hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on weekends and holidays. Greyhound provides three daily schedules, one northbound and one southbound between Cleveland, Ohio, and Charleston, West Virginia, and one from Charleston to Columbus, Ohio.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on July 21st at 10 a.m. at the Easy Rider location to celebrate the new partnership between Easy Rider, Greyhound and Lakefront Trailways. Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo is scheduled to attend the ceremony. Prior to the relocation, Greyhound had operated from 624 Blizzard Drive in Parkersburg since 1995.
For ticket information call 304-485-4531.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,700 destinations with 20,000 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound PackageXpress in United States and Greyhound Courier Service in Canada, as well as Greyhound Travel Services including: vacation packages, charters, sightseeing and shore services. In the U.S., for fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com. In Canada, for fare and schedule information call 1-800-661-8747 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.ca.