YO! Bus Now Operating on Pike Street
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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.