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Greyhound service no longer at risk in La Grande

Passengers prepare to board a Greyhound bus at the La Grande depot early Thursday. Earlier this summer, La Grande was in danger of being dropped from the Greyhound bus service route, but Northeast Oregon Public Transit has since taken over the day-to-day operations of the city bus terminal. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
Passengers prepare to board a Greyhound bus at the La Grande depot early Thursday. Earlier this summer, La Grande was in danger of being dropped from the Greyhound bus service route, but Northeast Oregon Public Transit has since taken over the day-to-day operations of the city bus terminal. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
La Grande is no longer a city at risk of losing its public travel connection to the outside world. 

Earlier this summer, La Grande was in danger of being dropped from the Greyhound bus service route. 

The threat was real because Donna Wilson retired as the agent for the La Grande Greyhound depot after more than 20 years of service. Once Wilson stepped down, nobody could be found to succeed her, prompting Greyhound officials to consider dropping La Grande from its route, said Frank Thomas, Union County transit manager. 

“(Greyhound) could have passed right by La Grande,” Thomas said. 

 
 
For the complete story, see Friday's edition of The Observer. 
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