Greyhound pulls out of Omaha – Burlington Trailways takes over


July 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Greyhound bus line will no longer offer service into and out of Omaha, beginning next month. According to the Omaha World Herald, Burlington Trailways, based in West Burlington, IA, will assume Greyhound’s abandoned routes, effective August 16th. The final day for Greyhound service to Omaha is August 15th. Burlington’s routes include stops in Indianapolis, Denver and Chicago, to name just  a few. Customers who prefer to travel on Greyhound, will find the nearest depot in Kansas City, MO.

The move by the Dallas, Texas-based Greyhound, means the company will end more than 80-years of service to the Omaha area. A company spokesman said its decision was based on an evaluation of its routes on a nationwide basis. Burlington Trailways’ Vice President Marty Bradley told the World-Herald the change will primarily be in name, only. The company, he says, will continue to operate out of the downtown station at 16th and Jackson Streets, in Omaha.

The paper says B-T will take over all of Greyhound’s Omaha routes, including the one from Omaha to Chicago, which features stops in Des Moines, Iowa City, Davenport, Iowa, and Moline, Ill. The fee the company charges for its fares, are expected to be comparable, to those charged by Greyhound.