BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Greyhound, the bus company, made an announcement today that may get lost in news headlines of the day, but it's major for some communities.
Greyhound is launching QuickLink, a special bus route that expands service in Louisiana, making more frequent stops between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, but adding Gonzales, Houma and LaPlace. The buses used for Quicklink have added virtues like as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, extra legroom and reclining leather seats. It's possible, you might ride this to work in the Crescent City and then nap on the way home for a night out in BR!
Greyhound assures riders that it will not slow down direct express bus rides between Louisiana's two biggest cities…routes between Baton Rouge and New Orleans will always be available.
But please take note, that added cities are major. Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. sizes up the advantage: "With the assistance of the LaDOTD, we're able to connect rural communities, such as Gonzales, Houma and LaPlace to Greyhound's extensive network for the first time in 10 years. We've seen an increase in demand for service within these communities, and we're pleased to offer a safe, convenient and affordable transportation option for their daily commute."
Louisiana state government is helping. Leach said, "Responding to a demand for service in smaller markets between the two cities, Greyhound added the new stops in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD)."
Service is available at the following locations:
- Baton Rouge: 1253 Florida Blvd.
- Baton Rouge: 2915 Highland Rd.
- Gonzales: 2200 W. Cabelas Pkwy
- Houma: 7724 Park Ave.
- LaPlace: 101 Carrollwood Ave.
- New Orleans: 1001 Loyola Ave.