OMAHA (KPTM) – The Greyhound Bus Stop on 16th and Jackson in downtown Omaha has been a center point for bus travelers for years. Now it will no longer be called the Greyhound Bus Stop, instead Burlington Trailways will own it. Greyhound will also be stopping all bus trips from Omaha to Chicago beginning August 15th. Burlington Trailways will cover the route.
Greyhound Bus spokesperson Timothy Stokes tells Fox 42 News this move was a part of Greyhound's "Realignment of Services."
Stokes said, "Cost is not the issue."
People Fox 42 News spoke with on Monday said they choose to ride Greyhound because of its cheap rates. However, MegaBus can take people in Omaha to Chicago for only one dollar. Some of those people believe this is the reason Greyhound is shutting down in Omaha.
This move could also mean higher rates for people wanting to use the bus stop. A quick rate search online shows Burlington Trailways rates are higher than Greyhounds.
A ticket from Omaha to Chicago for tomorrow is $61.20 with Greyhound. A similar ticket for Burlington Trailways is $71.
Fox 42 News tried to reach a representative with Burlington Trailways but our call was not returned by Monday night.
Sources close to Greyhound tell Fox 42 News there won't be many changes in the transition of the company. They said, most likely August 15th signs will say Greyhound and then on August 16th they will say Burlington Trailways.
All other bus operations from bus stop will remain the same.
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