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Dec 31
A bus picks up customers who were waiting inside the Double Happyness terminal.  THE NEWS JOURNAL/ANDRE L. SMITH
A bus picks up customers who were waiting inside the Double Happyness terminal. THE NEWS JOURNAL/ANDRE L. SMITH

Double Happyness Bus Line Shuttered by Feds


(from Delaware Online)

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered a bus line that travels from Wilmington, Delaware to New York City shut down.

Double Happyness Travel Inc., based in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., was declared an "imminent hazard" to public safety and ordered to cease all passenger service.

The government review found multiple violations of rules regarding vehicle maintenance, alcohol and controlled-substance testing and driver hours.

Dec 21

U.S. Bus Riders Surge as Free Wi-Fi Beats Driving


Megabus.com and BoltBus led U.S. curbside bus companies that boosted trips by 32 percent this year as travelers opted to leave their cars behind and surf the Internet while traveling, DePaul University researchers said.

Nov 29

Bus safety measures pick up speed in Congress


A spate of high-profile bus crashes this year along with renewed momentum for a new surface transportation bill has given champions of bus safety a window of opportunity to get long-stalled legislation passed.

Nov 15

Greyhound launches Express bus services in Birmingham


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Two express bus services popular in the Northeast and Midwest are beginning in Birmingham this week with service from Birmingham to Atlanta and Memphis.

Nov 09

FirstGroup says Greyhound is making comeback


LONDON (MarketWatch) -- North American bus provider Greyhound Lines owner FirstGroup PLC said Wednesday that following a huge restructuring effort the business is on the cusp of returning to its glory days after a couple of turbulent years when profit fell and its brand image was hurt.

Nov 05

Carriers Enhance Motor Coach Service


As Greyhound prepares to move from its longtime Downtown bus station to the airport area this month, another change under way in the Memphis motor coach market reflects broader changes in the business nationally.

Oct 31

Report: Chinatown bus deaths are city's highest


Curbside buses like Chinatown's have 1.4 fatal accidents per 100 vehicles, compared with just 0.2 for terminal-based operators like Greyhound Lines Inc., according to a report released Monday.

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