Greyhound adds new route through Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A new Greyhound bus route through Rockford will give area travelers more options to get around the country.

Greyhound Connect and the Lee-Ogle Transportation System launched the service Tuesday with a ribbon cutting.

Once a day, the route will make a round trip from Rockford to Danville. Stops will be made in Chicago, Rochelle, Normal, and several other cities.

Rockford’s stop is at the East Side Transfer Center near Lyford Road and E. State Street.

The route is designed to give more access to Greyhound’s more than 3,500 stops.

“So, this stop isn’t just getting people from Chicago to Danville,” said Lee-Ogle Transportation System Assistant Director Kari Wolfe. “It’s getting you into those bigger cities. It’s called an Inner City Bus Route, so it’s getting you to those larger cities to then make those connections, to go different places, like Arizona or North Carolina, or really anywhere that anyone wants to go.”

The new route is funded by Greyhound and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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