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Greyhound Launches Service To Mexico

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If you’re planning a trip to Mexico, Greyhound can be one of your transportation options. The bus company has just started providing service to Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey.

It’s a first for Greyhound.  Up until now they contracted with other bus companies in Mexico for the past 50 years.

Passengers have consistently asked when they could ride to Mexico, according to Greyhound President and CEO Dave Leach. So they started the effort three years ago.

They now have a terminal in Nuevo Laredo and a another in Monterrey.

“Obviously having a hub now in Monterrey gives us the opportunity to do a number of things,” said Leach. “We can expand to other border crossings that we currently cross over, or we could go south of Monterrey and continue the service down into the southern part of Mexico.”

The current service begins in Dallas with stops in Austin and San Antonio before reaching Laredo and then crossing the border.

And these are new buses they’re using.

“They have onboard amenities like wifi and plug-ins at every seat,” said Leach. “We even took a row of seats out so you’ll get more leg room than most economy class airlines.”

You can give them a try with a special one-dollar fair for a limited time.

Click here for more details on the new Greyhound Mexico service.

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.