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Construction on New Greyhound Bus Terminal Set to Begin

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
When the facility is complete, Greyhound will move a couple miles north of its downtown location – paving the way for redeveloping the rundown site as soon as 2012.

The current terminal on L between 7th and 8th doesn’t seem to have a lot of fans. City officials say it adds blight to downtown. Greyhound’s itching for a better facility. And passenger Starla Diane from Amador County calls the planned move a “great idea."
Diane: “I'm just glad they’re doing this. It needs to be done. It should’ve been done a long time ago.”
Ben: “When you’re here waiting for a bus, do you feel safe?”
Diane: “Inside.”
Ben: “Not outside.”
Diane: “No.”
Ben: “Why not?” 
Diane: “I’m older and there’s just too much happening in Sacramento. And yesterday when I left, there were cops all around this block here. So they do need to clean it up.”

Officials hope the new terminal on Richards Boulevard will be safer – after all, there’s a police station next door.

But the city is in effect only building a temporary home for Greyhound. The company will lease the facility for 20 years, or until the city’s planned transit hub at the Railyards is complete.
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