Greyhound USA

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Greyhound USA (legally Greyhound Lines, Inc.) is a major inter-city bus carrier in the United States founded in 1914. They provide service across the United States and into Canada and Mexico.

Greyhound USA has three operating subsidiaries in the United States: Valley Transit Company which serves the Texas-Mexico border, Crucero USA which serves southern California and Arizona into Mexico, and Americanos USA which serves areas in Mexico from Texas and New Mexico.

History

On October 1, 2007, Greyhound’s parent company, Laidlaw International, was acquired by FirstGroup plc of the United Kingdom. Dave Leach becomes president and CEO as Steve Gorman steps down.[1]

In 2008, Greyhound partnered with Peter Pan Bus Lines to launch a new premium low-cost service, BoltBus which market fares starting at $1. Buses feature amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets and extra legroom. In 2009, Greyhound expanded these amenities to new and refurbished coaches in the regular fleet. These new coaches began operating between the Northeast cities of Boston, New York, and Washington as well as into the Canadian cities of Montreal and Toronto. These buses also feature a completely new livery as part of Greyhound overhaul of their look.

Also, in 2008, Greyhound had partnered with New York Trailways to offer limited-stop, deep-discounted service on their NeOn bus service. The moniker "NeOn" took the first two letters of "New York" and "Ontario" to create its name. Originally, service was offered twice daily in each direction, between Toronto and New York City, using Penn Station in New York as an originating point, instead of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Service was also later extended between other cities, including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton, thereby lengthening the total time between terminals. Service has since been absorbed back into conventional Greyhound and New York Trailways service, however, buses with NeOn branding may show on New York Trailways buses from time to time.

Former subsidiaries of Greyhound USA include: Carolina Trailways, which was acquired in 1997; Vermont Transit Lines; and Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma Coaches, which was acquired in 1987.[1] They ceased operations and were consolidated into Greyhound in April 2008.[2][3]

In April 2011, Greyhound again teamed up with Peter Pan Bus Lines to form a Greyhound Express route from Boston to New York City.[4]

Fleet roster

Active

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0114-0117 2013 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 Funded by State of Michigan But Owned By Greyhound, Now Used In General Pool With MI Lettering Removed.
MI0149-MI0152 2019 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 Funded By State of Michigan But Owned By Greyhound
0800-0832 2008 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Used for BoltBus service.
0833-0870 Bolt Bus 0866-a.jpg 2009 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
  • Used for BoltBus service.
  • 0839 retired.
0871-0885 2011 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 Used for BoltBus service.
0886 2012 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 Used for BoltBus service.
0887-0901 BoltBus 0901-a.jpg 2013 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 Used for BoltBus service.
0902-0907 2015 Van Hool CX45 Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 Used for BoltBus service.
0908-0922 2017 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 Used for BoltBus service.
702, 704-706 2001 Van Hool C2045 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
3365 1998 Van Hool T2145 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Used in Charter service.
3366 2000 Van Hool T2140 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Used in Charter service.
3367 2000 Van Hool T2145 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Used in Charter service.
6000-6069 Greyhound Canada 6057-a.jpg 1998 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
6070-6338 Greyhound USA 6127-a.jpg
Greyhound USA 6159-a.jpg
1999 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
  • Refurbished by ABC Companies.
  • Units without lifts transferred to Greyhound Canada.
  • 6159 was converted into Mobile Museum for Greyhound USA's 100th Anniversary Centennial Tour.
6339-6499 Greyhound USA 6451-a.jpg 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
6500-6519 Greyhound USA 6511-a.jpg
Greyhound USA 6517-a.jpg
1998 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Refurbished by ABC Companies.
6520-6559 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Refurbished by ABC Companies.
6560-6619 Greyhound USA 6618-a.jpg 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Refurbished by ABC Companies.
6650-6654 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Coach America.
6655-6661 2000 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Coach America.
6662-6663 2003 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Coach America.
6666-6669 2000 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
6670 2005 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Coach America.
6700-6710 1996-1998 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
6900-6964 Greyhound USA 6912-a.jpg 2000 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Refurbished by ABC Companies.
6965 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Ex-Coach America.
6966-6967 1997 MCI 102-DL3
6968-6971 1998 MCI 102-DL3
6972 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Ex-Coach America.
6973-6977 2000 MCI 102-DL3
6987-6991 2003 MCI J4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Ex-Coach America.
6992-6993 2005 MCI J4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Ex-Coach America.
6994 2005 MCI J4500 Caterpillar C13 Allison B500R6 Ex-Coach America.
6995-6999 2002 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-?
7000-7153 Greyhound USA 7103-a.jpg 2002 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
7154-7281 Greyhound USA 7226.jpg 2003 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
10501-10506 2006 Van Hool C2045 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
10801-10810 2001 Van Hool C2045 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
10811-10813 2002-2003 Van Hool C2045 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Valley Transit Company.
30511-30515 2002 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-TNM&O.
30516-30523 2003 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-TNM&O.
30600-30601 2006 MCI D4505 Ex-TNM&O.
30986-30996 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Ex-TNM&O.
40180-40182, 40190-40191 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Ex-Vermont Transit Lines.
40183-40185 2000 MCI 102-DL3 Ex-Vermont Transit Lines.
40186-40188 2001 MCI D4500 Ex-Vermont Transit Lines.
40189 2003 MCI D4500 Ex-Vermont Transit Lines.
40193-40195 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Ex-Vermont Transit Lines.
40200-40205 2002 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Vermont Transit Lines.
42145-42146 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Ex-TNM&O.
52656, 52662, 52669, 52672 2000 MCI 102-DL3
60401-60420 2014 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 Ex-Americanos USA.
60529, 60531-60533, 60535 1998 MCI 102-D3 Ex-Americanos USA.
60539-60544 Greyhound USA 60543.jpeg 2006 MCI D4505 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Americanos USA.
60551-60559 1998 MCI 102-DL3
60560-60562 2003 MCI 102-DL3 Ex-Americanos USA.
60563-60568 2004 MCI 102-DL3 Ex-Americanos USA.
60577-60579 1999-2000 MCI 102-DL3
60662 1998 MCI 102-DL3
60682 2003 MCI G4500 Ex-Americanos USA.
60688 2004 MCI G4500 Ex-Americanos USA.
60741 2001 MCI G4500 Ex-Americanos USA.
60750-60764 1999-2000 MCI 102-DL3
60840-60842 2005 Van Hool C2045 Ex-Americanos USA.
60843-60844 Greyhound USA 60843-a.jpg 2004 Van Hool C2045 Ex-Americanos USA.
64017-64018 2001 Van Hool C2045 Ex-Valley Transit Company.
64043-64044 2004 Van Hool C2045 Ex-Valley Transit Company.
85630-85635 1997-98 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Carolina Trailways.
85636-85646 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Carolina Trailways.
85647 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Carolina Trailways.
85781-85790 2000 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Carolina Trailways.
85792-85795 2002 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-Carolina Trailways.
86001-86102 Greyhound USA 86013-a.jpg 2009 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
86103-86149 2011-12 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
86150-86209 2013 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
86210-86299 Greyhound USA 86244-a.jpg 2014 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
86300-86389 Greyhound 863xx.jpg 2010-11 MCI D4505 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
86390-86407 2011 MCI D4505 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Funded by various states
86500-86576 2012-14 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12 Allison B500
  • 86500-86501 Funded by State of Florida.
  • GA86568-GA86574 funded by the State of Georgia.
  • 86575-86576 funded by the State of Massachusetts.
MO86577-SC86586 2015 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12 Some units funded by State of Missouri, others by State of South Carolina.
GA86587 2016 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12
86588-86607 2017 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12 GA86592-GA86607 funded by State of Georgia.
GA86608-GA86612 2021 MCI D4505 Cummins X12 Allison B500 Funded by State of Georgia.
86650-86689 Greyhound USA 86650-a.jpg 2014-15 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
86690-86699 2017 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
86700-86780 Greyhound USA 86718-a.jpg 2018 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 First year of 360-bus order.
86809 2016 Van Hool CX45 Cummins ISX-12
86830-86966 Greyhound USA 86953-a.jpg 2019 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
  • Second year of 360-bus order.
  • 134 2019-model buses delivered to Greyhound.
  • Some units state funded.
  • The later buses of this order feature the new design for the X3-45 unveiled the previous winter.
  • Buses 86944-86946 were replaced by 2020 units (see below).
86944-86946 (2nd), 86967-87084 2020 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
  • Third year of 360-bus order.
  • Deliveries continued into 2022.
  • Some units state-funded.
  • See series page for special liveries.
AR87085-? 2021 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
90000-90049 2013-2020 Freightliner S2-106 Cutaway Champion body Cummins ISB 6.7
  • Greyhound Connect buses.
  • Some units state-funded.

On order

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired

Please see the Greyhound retired bus fleet page for further details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Greyhound USA Historical Timeline, greyhound.com, retrieved on 21-08-2009
  2. ATU local 1700. Retrieved on 2012-03-27
  3. Picard, Ken (26 march 2008). Vermont Transit Company Leaves the Driving, and Its Name, to Greyhound Seven Days (Burlington). Retrieved on 2012-03-27
  4. Greyhound Expands Its Express Service To Boston And New York In Partnership With Peter Pan Bus Lines peterpanbus.com, retrieved on 29-04-2011

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