DALLAS (March 22, 2013) – Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, has announced that it will begin operating one round trip schedule through its Greyhound Connect service traveling between Springfield, Mo., and Ottumwa, Iowa, Monday, April 1 in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). From Springfield, this new route will serve Mountain Grove, Cabool, Licking, Rolla, Jefferson City, Columbia, Moberly, Macon and Kirksville en route to Ottumwa utilizing new, comfortable, 24-passenger coaches with amenities that include electrical plug ins. Greyhound Connect is a transportation service providing residents with easy and affordable service that connects them to major Greyhound markets. The service is primarily located in regions within the state in need of daily, scheduled and affordable transportation.
“Through Greyhound Connect, residents will have more travel options to choose from in areas with limited to no intercity bus access,” said Stephen Hutchings, Regional Vice President, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “Customers can connect to Greyhound’s 3,800 locations throughout North America and experience our safe and affordable transportation services throughout the state.”
This route is being provided using Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5311(f) funds through the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). It allows companies, such as Greyhound to provide intercity bus transportation to locations not currently within its traveling markets.
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