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Greyhound Hosts Mobile Museum to Celebrate Centennial

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Greyhound bus lines is celebrating its centennial with a traveling museum of vintage buses. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.

We’ve been leaving the driving to them for one hundred years, so let’s take a look back at the history of the Greyhound bus.

To celebrate its centennial, Greyhound is embarking on a 40-city tour with vintage vehicles in tow.

"So this one is actually the decade I was born, I’m as old as this, but this bus looks a lot better than me!" said one person who visited the tour, which recently made its way to the parking lot of MetLife Stadium.

There, I got a chance to board a state-of-the-art bus. Well, state-of-the-art for 1931, that is.

The coaches at this historic tailgate party have wheels, dating back to the very first vehicle from 1914, the ‘Hupmobile’ seating seven.

Fast forward 100 years, there’s now 50 leather seats with extra legroom, personal outlets and wifi.

A century after Greyhound got into business, it now provides express service with limited stops and is expanding into Mexico this fall.

"There’s two cities sort of just beneath the border that we’ll be going to we will have two terminals there. One is already complete and built, so the next one, we are just waiting for that to complete and we’ll start service," says Sarah Singer of Greyhound.

Greyhound stopped short of naming the specific locations for the Mexican terminals, but addressed the well-publicized security issues along the border.

"I think the people have a right to be concerned, but Greyhound, with all its safety measures, is going to go the extra mile to make sure that we are above and beyond that to make sure we get people where they need to be," says Greyhound's Dayna Hicks.

Greyhound’s mobile museum will be on the road till the end of the year, covering as many memories as miles.

As is common practice in the travel industry, Travel With Val often receives complimentary travel or reduced "media" rates at hotels, resorts and attractions, including those that may be featured in these reports. Such consideration is not taken in exchange for any express or implied promise or understanding of any nature, particularly regarding the content of these reports. These reports only feature travel providers personally recommended by Valarie D’Elia in the exercise of her independent editorial judgment, and do not represent the endorsement of Time Warner Cable or any third party.
 
 
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