DALLAS (Nov. 17, 2015) – Greyhound, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Arizona’s rural communities, will launch its Connect service between El Paso, Texas and Phoenix, Ariz., on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Greyhound Connect will bring service to the communities of Apache Junction, Superior, Globe, Peridot, Bylas, Safford, Thatcher and Duncan, Ariz., and connect those smaller communities with the national intercity bus network.
Greyhound Connect will offer customers access to both intercity bus service and other transit options at most of the stop locations including Sky Train at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Valley Metro System in Phoenix, Cobre Valley Community Transit in Globe and the San Carlos Apache System in Peridot and Bylas. Customers now have the option to travel to and from cities not previously served by Greyhound and can experience convenient and seamless connectivity to Greyhound’s national network of more than 3,800 destinations.
“Greyhound is excited to partner with the Arizona DOT and local communities to offer customers more travel options in Arizona,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “This new service will allow residents to experience the best of both worlds, catering to those who want to travel to smaller, rural communities in Arizona, as well as those who want access to major cities within Greyhound’s network. Students at the Eastern Arizona College can also enjoy the benefit of having convenient access to Greyhound across the street from campus just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Greyhound and ADOT worked in partnership with each of the communities to ensure that the routes were coordinated with local transit operations to allow for easy and convenient transfers. This included coordination with the towns of Safford and Superior, along with coordination with each of the transit systems in the new markets.
“The Arizona Department of Transportation worked closely with Greyhound to plan and provide this new service throughout central and eastern Arizona,” said Mike Normand, ADOT’s transit group manager. “This new service, which begins operations just in time for the holiday travel season, provides key connections between Arizona’s smaller and more rural communities to the state’s largest cities, such as Phoenix and Tucson. The service also connects to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Valley Metro’s bus and light rail network, so customers can transition easily from one service to another.”
This route runs twice daily and tickets must be purchased either with cash or online. For ticket information, call 1-800-231-2222.
Service is available at the following locations:
Phoenix: 44th Street Transit Station
Apache Junction: 3940 S. Ironwood Dr.
Superior: 804 W. US Highway 60
Globe: 2938 E. US Highway 60
Peridot: Mile Post 270 US Highway 70
Bylas: 297 E. US Highway 70
Safford/Thatcher: 3775 W Main St., Thatcher, AZ
Duncan: 221 US Highway 70
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