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Columbia City Council approves new Greyhound bus stop downtown

Wabash station
Wabash Bus Station


Monday night the Columbia City Council approved a new Greyhound Lines bus stop in downtown Columbia.

The approval allows Greyhound to use one parking space at the Wabash station to pick up and drop off passengers twice a day.

The new stop is designed to better serve students and residents who want to travel over breaks and holidays. The agreement also states the bus stop will better serve people who might not be able to easily travel to St. Louis and Kansas City.

Ward 4 City Council Member, Ian Thomas said the new stop would be an incredible improvement for people without cars.

"Especially with our city buses now circulating in and out," Thomas said. "I think it's a good example of sort of an integrated transportation and I hope we can do more of that."

Multiple Columbia residents spoke at the council meeting and said the new stop would help a lot of people. Currently, the closest Greyhound stop is at the Midway Travel Plaza.

"I've driven many homeless folks out Midway, so I really appreciate you very much for working that out," one Columbia resident said. "It's a wonderful win-win situation, really forward-thinking."

The council gave immediate approval for Greyhound to start using the stop. ABC 17 News has reached out to Greyhound to find out when the company plans on starting to use the Wabash station.

Tune in to ABC 17 News at 6 a.m. for a live report.

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