Starting Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, Greyhound will provide daily bus
service to downtown Pittsburgh with two trips -- morning and afternoon -
- to and from the city.
The airport authority will host a dedicated
bus stop with all terminal facilities available to ground-based
travelers, who can also use the bus line to reach other destinations
east and west of the airport.
“We are pleased to partner with
Greyhound to provide this valuable service to the ever-growing number of
people who use this terminal,” said authority Chairman Donald Rossi.
The airport has experienced exponential growth since Spirit Airlines
launched direct flights to now four destinations, including Fort
Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, Dallas, Texas, and, seasonally, Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina. Since February, 2011, more than 400,000
passengers have passed through the terminal, and the ultra-low-cost air
service shows no signs of slowing.
Now, in addition to free
parking, those inbound and outbound passengers will have even more
options for getting to the airport and into the city once they arrive.
“We’re excited to provide our customers with convenient
connections to other modes of transportation through our agreement with
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport,” said Deborah Laney, area manager,
Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Long-time authority member and golf legend
Arnold Palmer also likes the step in the intermodal direction at the
airport that bears his name.
“This daily Greyhound service to
downtown Pittsburgh will certainly enhance the service that our airport
offers to the traveling public of our greater community,” Palmer said.
“It will be an important link that should help expand our Spirit
Airlines service beyond the great success that we are already enjoying.
We have come a long way in making our airport a vital transportation hub
in western Pennsylvania.”
“This really connects us to public
transportation in a very beneficial way,” said authority Executive
Director Gabe Monzo said, noting that bus routes will also include a
stop at Westmoreland Transit in Greensburg.
“Plus, having a stop
here gives Greyhound passengers a warm, dry, safe and comfortable place
to await their rides,” Monzo said. “All of the terminal’s amenities will
be available to them.”
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North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more
than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides
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