Twenty years ago, i enjoyed riding Greyhound. Bus drivers for the most part were pleasant and some even took a microphone while driving and entertained passengers with stories or gave a review of where we were headed and what we would see.
i recently took a trip across country via Greyhound after the new British Corp. took over the company last year. I could not believe how rude most of the drivers were. They threatened passengers regularly in their welcoming statements and promised to put the passengers off the bus or dial 911 if any customers used a cell phone, played music loudly, raised their voice or didn't dance to the music of whatever the bus driver required.
one of our drivers, a woman in her 60s, driving from northern Florida to Montgomery, ala. drove through two redlights and actually drove off the highway onto the warning track that makes loud noises on three occasions. she also braked prematurly at least three times and tossed the customers around. i know the airlines are trying to create a bill of rights for people who travel by air.
the FAA or whoever is responsible for controlling the bus lines should do the same for Greyhound and any other bus lines that enjoy a monopoly. greyhound needs to put ALL of their drivers through a sensitivity training course. they should do something immediately to improve sanitary conditions in their bathrooms and to help traveling mothers who have young children, including infants, with them instead of letting them exist like animals inside those horribly maintained terminals. right now, traveling greyhound can be compared to being incarcerated in a city jail and waiting for the judge to arrive and grant bail.
arizona rick, 'the celestial cowboy' writer, philosopher and poet.
Product or Service Mentioned: Greyhound Sanitary Conditions.