DALLAS, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Greyhound Chief Operating Officer Bill Blankenship, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings and Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh celebrated the opening of the new Greyhound terminal in Baltimore with a grand opening celebration on May 9. The Greyhound Intermodal Terminal is located at 2110 Haines Street and is currently open to the public. The company dedicated the new station to Congressman Cummings, unveiling his name on the side of the building.
“We are excited to provide the Baltimore community a low-cost, stress-free opportunity to explore new destinations with the opening of the Greyhound Intermodal Terminal,” said Blankenship at the opening ceremony. “We’re pleased to dedicate our new station to Congressman Cummings as we’re grateful for his support and involvement in helping to secure the facility, from which we’ll continue to offer safe, convenient and reliable service and bring more travelers to explore this wonderful city.”
“I am deeply humbled by this tremendous honor,” Congressman Cummings said. “This new bus terminal is a vital investment in Baltimore’s future and will serve our city’s residents and visitors for years to come. Baltimore’s federal, state and local officials must continue working in partnership with our business community to ensure that Baltimore residents will have reliable and affordable transit options.”
Located in downtown Baltimore, the new terminal is 9,516 square feet and offers 10 bus bays complete with covered loading areas. The exterior features a modern, sleek design complete with Low-E glass for energy conservation, while inside the terminal, customers may enjoy comfortable seating with outlets for charging devices and free Wi-Fi.
“The construction of the new Greyhound facility is a great example of what working partnerships between federal, state and local agencies, as well as private entities can achieve,” said Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. “Thanks to the efforts of representatives, including Congressman Elijah Cummings, we were able to work with our state partners and Greyhound to secure federal funding which will enable us to provide better transit options for citizens in Baltimore and beyond.”
Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, will offer 62 daily schedules from Baltimore to surrounding destinations where customers can then connect to its extensive network of 3,800 destinations across North America. Popular routes departing from the Baltimore area include trips to New York, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.
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