After U.S. officials shut down 26 bus operations shuttling passengers between New York and Florida, citing safety violations, Greyhound has gone ahead and seized the opportunity to remind customers that they’re ready to take you where you need to go. In a bit of grave dancing, Greyhound announced a $1 one-way fare to customers who purchased tickets on the shuttered bus carriers.
In a press release, Greyhound announces that the fares are only valid between June 1 and June 16 for customers who purchased tickets prior to May 31 on one of the carriers listed as closed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Those customers will need to bring their ticket and proof of purchase with them to any Greyhound terminal to receive the special fare.
“We understand many have had their travel plans disrupted, and Greyhound wants to take care of those who have been affected, ensuring they arrive at their planned destination safely and on time,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. “As the value and safety leader in the industry, Greyhound is ready to provide these customers a better travel option to more major cities with more frequency across the Eastern United States.”
The companies involved in the government crackdown served around 1,800 passengers per day, carrying them along Interstate 95. Most of those routes either originated or terminated in New York’s Chinatown neighborhood.