Greyhound Partners with Shuttlebus-Zoom to Expand Service in Maine

A new route between Portland and Biddeford, Maine will increase travel options for customers

DALLAS (June 4, 2015) — Greyhound, in partnership with Shuttlebus-Zoom and the Maine Department of Transportation, has expanded service in Southern Maine, allowing its customers to travel beyond Portland to other cities that Shuttlebus-Zoom serves, including Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Scarborough.

Joining Greyhound’s family of interline partners, Shuttlebus-Zoom will offer connections for Greyhound customers between the Portland terminal and Biddeford, providing residents with greater access to both Greyhound and Shuttlebus-Zoom’s networks. Customers now have the option to travel to cities not previously served by Greyhound, while Shuttlebus-Zoom customers can experience convenient and seamless connectivity to Greyhound’s national network of more than 3,800 destinations.

“Greyhound is excited to partner with Shuttlebus-Zoom and MaineDOT to offer customers more travel options in Southern Maine,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “This expansion will allow residents to experience the best of both worlds, catering to those who want to travel to the smaller, rural communities in Maine, as well as those who want access to major cities within Greyhound’s network. We look forward to maintaining this partnership for the benefit of our customers for years to come.”

“Shuttlebus-Zoom is excited about the partnership with such an iconic brand in the transportation industry as Greyhound,” said Al Schutz, vice president, Shuttlebus-Zoom. “This is a win-win for both of our companies, but it’s a bigger win for the passengers as this opens up new opportunities. This wouldn’t be possible without MaineDOT, who helped bring this to reality. Ultimately the riding public will benefit most with this partnership.” 

Shuttlebus-Zoom will offer multiple daily schedules departing from Greyhound’s Portland terminal and ending at Shuttlebus-Zoom’s Biddeford location. Tickets can be purchased at www.greyhound.com, at the Greyhound Portland terminal and at select Shuttlebus-Zoom locations.

 

Service is available at the following locations:

Portland: 950 Congress St.

Portland City Hall: 389 Congress St.

Scarborough: 200 US RT1

Old Orchard Beach: 11 1st Street

Saco: 130 Maine St.

Biddeford: 13 Pomerleau St.

 

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 1-800-661-8747 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com. For the latest news and travel deals, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GreyhoundBus, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus, follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/greyhoundlines, download a high resolution photo at www.bit.ly/GreyhoundBusPhotos, or follow our award-winning blog, The Hound, at http://www.bloggreyhound.com.  
          

About Shuttlebus-Zoom

For over 30 years, Shuttlebus-Zoom has served Southern Maine residents with a convenient and affordable public transportation network. We offer ShuttleBus Local Service within Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach. We also offer the ShuttleBus Intercity Service that connects the Tri-Towns with Scarborough, South Portland and Portland. In 1998, ShuttleBus joined with MaineDOT and the Maine Turnpike Authority to launch the ZOOM Turnpike Express, a commuter service that links between Biddeford and Saco with downtown Portland.

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Contact: Lanesha Gipson at 214-849-7846

Contact: Ashley Sears at 214-849-6826

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