Yo! Bus, the Greyhound/Peter Pan discount service that hasn’t exactly been welcomed with open arms, began operating from Pike Street this morning. After residents rejected the company’s first proposed bus stop on Essex Street, Yo! settled on a location along Pike, just above East Broadway. There have been concerns about crowds gathering on the sidewalk and about traffic problems, but it’s safe to say all was quiet this morning at around 10:15 when we stopped by. Greyhound staffers were on site to handle crowd control but there were no crowds to control.
Yo! Bus, a service meant to capture the Chinatown discount market, has eight departures and eight arrivals to/from Philadelphia each day. The first departure is at 7 a.m. The final drop-off is at 7:45 p.m. There’s a ticket office at 98 East Broadway, which is just a few steps from the bus stop.