YO! Bus Now Operating on Pike Street

Posted on: December 24th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

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Like it or not, YO! Bus is now part of the highly-competitive landscape of the Chinatown bus scene. And just in time for the holiday rush. This past weekend was the inaugural showing for the flashpoint fleet, itself a joint venture between Greyhound and Peter Pan buses. Sign post marking the new curbside stop also debuted on the chosen Pike Street median.

Since service to and from Philadelphia began, website monitoring seems to indicate that tickets are selling fairly well.

YO! Bus is still managing to ruffle feathers in the Seward Park community, though. We fielded some pointed correspondence about buses idling just outside the Seward Park Library on East Broadway before pickup. You’ll recall the bitter NIMBY battle fought this past fall over the initial proposed pickup site outside the park proper. That idea was shot down after a planet-alignment of community rallying not often seen.

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  • Really Unimpressed

    The Seward Park community went through enough hell last September trying to keep ‘Yo’Bus away from our lovely little park. We don’t need them parking their buses now outside Seward Park! Is ‘Yo’ Bus attempting somehow to get the neighborhood accustomed to their presence in order to launch another attempt at operating at the park? They can expect quite a fight if they try this nonsense again!!

  • belowgrand

    1. Buses are not supposed to idle.

    2. Buses are supposed to have a designated spot to park and I’m pretty sure that it isn’t in front of the library.

    Let’s call 311 if we see them violating the rules.

  • LESider

    There was a Yo Bus parked right outside of Seward Park at Essex and Canal Christmas morning for more than 15 minutes! I went to talk with the driver about this. He said that his written instructions indicated that the bus stop was at Seward Park- he knew nothing about 2 Pike Street! There were already several passengers aboard! I got a glimpse of the written instructions and saw Seward Park in bold print and nothing about Pike Street. Why should the park be mentioned at all in his instructions? The driver requested I stay on the bus and direct him to the Pike Street stop, which I did. When I saw the dispatcher at Pike Street I told him that the driver had been given lousy directions and that the community does not want Yo Bus at Seward Park!!!