If you live in Riverside County do not count on a connection to Greyhound after the year is over. The city of Riverside owns the lease to the Riverside depot Greyhound has used to conduct their business and they want to boot them out so the redevelopment agency could develop on the land.
I never really used Greyhound until this year when I used it to go back to California to see my sister in Las Vegas, many people of many demographic levels use it to go around places all around California and around the nation. When the fuel crisis hit when it cost over 4 dollars a gallon people started to use Greyhound more when going to Las Vegas would crimp one’s pocketbook.
Although the city says the station attracts vagrants, parolees and drug dealers it should be up to the city and the bus agency to work together to make things work for the community. Parolees and released prisoners should be supervised until they get on their next bus, private security and the police department should work together so drug dealing and vagrants would be booted off the property. The problems of a few should not destroy what the majority of their customers have relied upon.
A transit station that has Metrolink, greyhound and local bus agencies has worked for Santa Ana and El Monte, perhaps Riverside should give it a try for the near future. Even though California is the state of car culture and the freeway, not all of us have access to a car or a license to do so.
Greyhound does want to stay in Riverside, but its up to people who live in the community who use Greyhound to contact their local representatives.