Sunday, August 07, 2005

SW Virginia losing Greyhound connection?

Rex Bowman for the MG papers writes here: "Plagued by a paucity of riders in the Shenandoah Valley and western Virginia, Greyhound is calling it quits for its oanoke-to-Washington run, ending decades of service and leaving residents in a string of small communities without a bus connection to the nation's capital -- and, for that matter, the rest of the nation."

I rode the bus a few times when I was a first year (with no car) at the University. Included among these is what I recall as the first trip home from Charlottesville to Abingdon. Dad was right there by the door when the bus stopped. I think he secretly wondered whether I'd make it alive through the first couple of months at school.

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