YO! Bus Begins Service December 18 on Pike Street

Posted on: December 5th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

[Nice Bike! | Photo: Community Board 3/Google]

YO! Bus finally received Community Board 3 endorsement for the curbside bus service last month. But not without incident, of course. The Greyhound-Peter Pan venture became a flashpoint back in September after proposing Seward Park as bus stop. NIMBYs immediately mobilized, politicians vehemently spoke out, and the DOT caved.

Fast forward. Now armed with a new traffic median pickup/dropoff location on Pike Street, YO! Bus is almost ready for action. The website has been updated, and the first buses are scheduled. According to the GotoBus ticketing portal, service to Philadelphia begins Tuesday, December 18.

The brick-and-mortar ticket counter is located inside 98 East Broadway; bus stop is 3 Pike Street across from the old Mobil gas station. There are eight round trips per day (including both departures and arrivals), starting at 7am.

It begins…

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