Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, members of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, representatives from Greyhound and others gathered inside the Chevron/Popeyes to cut the ribbon on Cullman’s new Greyhound bus line stop at the corner of Alabama Highway 157 and St. Joseph Drive. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)
CULLMAN – Cullman has been without a Greyhound bus stop for several years, but that changed this week when a new bus line stop was officially opened at the corner of Alabama Highway 157 and St. Joseph Drive.
Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, members of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, representatives from Greyhound and others were on hand to cut the ribbon (inside the Chevron/Popeyes next to the stop). Cullman’s new stop was one of several brought online this week throughout Alabama.
Mark Szyperski, president and CEO of On Your Mark Transportation, speaking on behalf of Greyhound, explained, “This isn’t your grandfather’s Greyhound anymore. Our coaches offer riders free Wi-Fi, plugs for phones or tablets, and offer a great travel experience.”
The new bus stops were made possible by federal grants made available to states to boost improvements to rural transportation. Alabama took advantage of the grant.
Lori Buzzerio from Greyhound said, “We opened stops in Mobile, Jackson, Thomasville, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Florence. We will do ribbon cuttings tomorrow in Ft. Payne and then down to Sylacauga, Alexander City, Auburn, Eufaula and back to Mobile. We are so excited, and we will take ribbons from each location and tie them together illustrating how Greyhound ties communities together.”
Keith Wade, vice president of operations for Dodge City Travel Center Inc., was present for the celebration and shared, “We had originally looked into the bus stop being at our Dodge City Travel Center, but our Cullman location here at 157 fit the criteria set by the state. The Chevron/Popeyes stop will offer a great place for travelers to get a great meal, snacks and drinks. We are happy to have been chosen by Greyhound.”
Szyperski added, “Motorcoach travel is the safest form of travel. With the new stops people can take a bus to the airport while leaving the car at home. It’s a great way to get to the big football game. We offer a safe and modern travel alternative, especially to those in rural areas.”
Cullman's Greyhound bus stop is located at 5901 Alabama Highway 157, the corner of Hwy. 157 and St. Joseph Drive Northwest (next to Popeyes). Find out more at www.greyhound.com.
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