JC to be served by Greyhound

Greyhound bus service is coming to Jefferson City.

The company said Friday it will begin operating one round trip schedule through its Greyhound Connect Service, traveling between Springfield and Ottumwa, Iowa, starting Monday, April 1.

From Springfield, this new route will serve Mountain Grove, Cabool, Licking, Rolla, Jefferson City, Columbia, Moberly, Macon and Kirksville en route to Ottumwa.

The bus will stop in Jefferson City at Convenience Food Mart Conoco, 701 Eastland Drive.

New 24 passenger coaches with amenities that include electrical plug ins will be used.

According to company officials, the Greyhound Connect service is primarily located in regions of states in need of daily, scheduled and affordable transportation.

This route is being provided using Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds through MoDOT.

It allows companies, such as Greyhound to provide intercity bus transportation to locations not currently within its traveling markets.

An adult ticket to go from Springfield to Ottumwa ranges from $80 to $104.

A ticket for Jefferson City to Ottumwa would cost $50 to $66.

Pick up would be at approximately 10:20 a.m. and arrival in Ottumwa would be around 3 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch layover in Columbia.

For complete ticket information go to greyhound.com

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