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Old 10-29-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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Has anyone used MegaBus to travel to/from Columbia? I know that it services Raleigh and I believe Fayetteville into Columbia.. I would love for it to run from Charlotte to Columbia and then on to Charlestons as part of a larger haul. It also uses the Sumter St transit center as its station.. Too bad Greyhound couldnt have landed a slot there.....

If it hasnt added other stops.. I can imagine that Greenville, Charleston and possibly Florence may be in the cards at some point along with Myrtle Beach
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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I have never ridden MegaBus but I have seen it loading and unloading on Sumter St.. Appears to be a younger, nicely dressed crowd also a goodly share of pretty, young woman.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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I have never ridden MegaBus but I have seen it loading and unloading on Sumter St.. Appears to be a younger, nicely dressed crowd also a goodly share of pretty, young woman.
I see that you have been quite observant
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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I have never ridden MegaBus but I have seen it loading and unloading on Sumter St.. Appears to be a younger, nicely dressed crowd also a goodly share of pretty, young woman.

Yeah.. it seems to appeal to millis. I am surprised they dont move their terminal into the middle of USC but it makes good logistical sense to be on Sumter St.. I cant for the life of me understand why Greyhound wanted to move out to Buckner Road. Where is Buckner Road? Exactly.. in the middle of nowhere.. just off of Fairfield Road. The Greyhound terminal when it was on Gervais was fairly busy and often used as a layover stop for folks traveling through town.. I have no doubt that Greyhound probably scaled back their service once they moved out to Buckner.. but maybe the passenger traffic was declining thanks to Megabus thus they got out of dodge...The only benefit for them to be out there is that it is right off of I-20 but other than that ...ziltch..
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:02 AM
 
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I hear good things about MegaBus. I just wish they didn't use the Sumter St. terminal. For the type of crowd that MegaBus attracts, you'd think they'd use a location like the front of the Horseshoe.
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Old 11-06-2015, 01:17 PM
 
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I hear good things about MegaBus. I just wish they didn't use the Sumter St. terminal. For the type of crowd that MegaBus attracts, you'd think they'd use a location like the front of the Horseshoe.
While I do not know their schedule, the MegaBus I see is at about 2:30pm. The bus terminal area at that hour of the day is a safe as being in church. Also there are connections to public transit so overall seems like the best spot.
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:55 PM
 
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I cant for the life of me understand why Greyhound wanted to move out to Buckner Road. Where is Buckner Road? Exactly.. in the middle of nowhere.. just off of Fairfield Road.
Greyhound was forced to move out due to gentrification of the area, ie white people did not want them there anymore because it kept surrounding property values down.
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Old 11-07-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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Columbia just really needs to build a medium sized transit center where city buses, as well as private buses, can use the center. Greenville has a good example of what Columbia needs.
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:52 PM
 
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Except Greyhound in Greenville isn't welcomed there. Their terminal just like Columbia's was moved out of the downtown area due to gentrification.
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