Greyhound Connect Launches New Rural Service In Between Chicago and Davenport

DALLAS (July 8, 2015) Greyhound, in partnership with Lee County and the Illinois Department of Transportation, recently launched service between Chicago and Davenport, Iowa. Greyhound Connect will bring Greyhound service to the communities of DeKalb, Rochelle, Dixon, Naperville and Moline and connect those smaller communities with the national intercity bus network. Greyhound Connect will offer customers the opportunity to access both Greyhound intercity service and other transit options at most of the stop locations. 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 Lee County and the Illinois DOT to offer customers more travel options in Illinois,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “Customer are now able to travel to the smaller, rural communities in Illinois, as well as major cities within Greyhound’s network. We look forward to maintaining this partnership for the benefit of our customers for years to come.”    

“The Illinois Department of Transportation is very excited about this intercity bus demonstration project,” said David Spacek, Deputy Director of Transit, Illinois DOT.  “Lee County and Greyhound have been great and patient partners as we moved this project forward.  The ability to fund two round trips per weekday will provide us with meaningful service information as to the demand for rural intercity bus in Illinois.  We also see this as an opportunity for those living along the I-88 Corridor to access not only intercity bus, air and rail transportation to other parts of the country, but have an alternative to driving into Chicago for the day or several days for shopping, entertainment or recreational purposes.”

 

Service is available at the following locations:

Chicago:  630 W Harrison St

DeKalb:  Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University Campus, 377 Normal Rd Slip 6

Rochelle:  Petro Rochelle Travel Plaza

Dixon:  Reagan Transit Center, 210 E. Progress Drive

Naperville:  Route 59 Metra Station

Moline:  Metrolink Center Station, 1200 River Drive

Davenport, IA: 304 W River Drive

 

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