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 also29-O 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, which was acquired in 1975; 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]

Ownership of Greyhound passed to German-based FlixMobility, parent company of FlixBus, in late 2021.[5]

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; now used in general service.
MI0149-MI0152 2019 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 Funded By State of Michigan.
0600, 0622-0639, 0649-0654 2010-14 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 Ex-Greyhound Canada; transferred in 2021.
0800-0832 BoltBus 0803-a.jpg 2008 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 In BoltBus livery; now used in general service.
0833-0870 Bolt Bus 0866-a.jpg 2009 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
  • In BoltBus livery; now used in general service.
  • 0839 retired.
0887-0901 BoltBus 0901-a.jpg 2013 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 In BoltBus livery; now used in general service.
0908-0922 BoltBus 0915-a.jpg 2017 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 In BoltBus livery; now used in general service.
8871-8873, 8875-8882,
8885-8888
Greyhound USA 8876-a.jpg 2008 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 ZF AS Tronic Transferred to Greyhound Canada in Fall 2014; returned in 2021.
60401-60420 2014 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 Ex-Americanos USA.
60580-60593 2012

Prevost

X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 Ex-Americanos USA.
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-MD86407 2011 MCI D4505 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Funded by various states
86500-MA86576 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.
MO86587 2016 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12
86588-GA86607 2017 MCI D4505 Cummins ISX12 GA86592-GA86607 funded by State of Georgia.
GA86608-GA86612 2020 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.
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 Greyhound USA 86987-a.jpg
Greyhound USA 87072-a.jpg
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-AR87086 2021 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500

Funded by State of Arkansas

90007-90008 2013 Freightliner
Champion
S2C-106
Defender
Cummins ISB6.7
  • Assigned to Greyhound de Mexico.
  • Initial purchase funded by State of Washington.
90017-90018, 90020 2016 Freightliner
Champion
S2C-106
Defender
Cummins ISB6.7
90024-90031 2017 Freightliner
Champion
S2C-106
Defender
Cummins B6.7
  • Assigned to Greyhound Connect.
  • Funded by States of Alabama, California, and Florida.
90032-90035 2018 Freightliner
Champion
S2C-106
Defender
Cummins B6.7
  • Assigned to Greyhound Connect.
  • Funded by States of California and Texas.
90036-90038 2019 Freightliner
Champion
S2C-106
Defender
Cummins B6.7
  • Assigned to Greyhound Connect.
  • Funded by State of Washington.
90045-90046 2020 Freightliner
Champion
S2C-106
Defender
Cummins B6.7
90047-90049 Greyhound USA 90047-a.jpg 2020 Freightliner
Champion
S2C-106
Defender
Cummins B6.7
  • Assigned to Greyhound Connect.
  • Funded by State of Illinois.

On order

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
AR87087-87092 2024 MCI D45 CRT Cummins X12 Allison B500
  • Photos of the pilot bus, 87087, were published to Facebook by MCI on May 14, 2024
  • Pilot Bus Details
    • VIN 1M8D9W917RP109129
    • MCI Unit Number 81349
  • Funded by various states.
  • Remaining VINs follow in sequence until 1M8D9W910RP109134
TBD 2024 Van Hool CX45 Cummins X12 Allison B500
  • Photo of 87097 undergoing inspection published to Facebook on May 14, 2024.
  • Features new paint scheme in black with silver dog and Greyhound lettering and Green FLIX stripe below the Greyhound name on the side of the coach.
  • Fleet numbers and VINs of known units:
    • 87096: YE2XC86B9R3084401
    • 87099: YE2XC86B3R3084409
    • 87100: YE2XC86BXR3084410
    • 87101: YE2XC86B5R3084413
    • 87102: YE2XC86B7R3084414
    • 87103: YE2XC86B9R3084415
    • 87104: YE2XC86B0R3084416
    • 87105: YE2XC86B2R3084417
TBD 2024 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500

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
  5. Greyhound acquired by fast-growing FlixMobility, which aims to expand bus travel in the US, smartcitiesdive.com. Published 29-October-2021; retrieved 25-October-2023.

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