Trailways of New York and Peter Pan Bus Lines announced they are leaving the Albany, N.Y., bus terminal after 25 years there, according to Trailways' news release.
The move took place on Dec. 1, with the first departures leaving their new temporary home on the same day.
Trailways of New York CEO Eugene J Berardi Jr said the move "was caused by Greyhound, who evicted us from the facility after dissolving its long-standing partnership with us just this past summer. While Greyhound no longer owns the station, they remain the leaseholder, and now that they view us as competition, they have evicted Trailways as a subtenant. I have no doubt this will negatively impact the traveling public."
Trailways said Greyhound severed that arrangement this past spring.
The news of Trailways' move comes following the recent release of a study reimagining the downtown Albany, New York station as an $81 million transit facility.
"Everyone at Trailways is excited that the plans currently underway to rebuild the downtown bus terminal might happen soon," Berardi said. "The new plans call for a mixed-use development including a first-class transit facility that would make the travel experience more enjoyable to all passengers visiting the capital city. We firmly support Capitalize Albany and the Mayor's efforts to reimagine the transportation facility."
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