Michael Janus is passionate about his position with Greyhound Lines Inc., the largest motorcoach operator in the United States. As the City Manager for the Columbus Greyhound terminal, he sees first-hand the importance of the organization’s mission to provide solutions for an increasingly congested world, keeping people moving and communities prospering.
“Those who travel through Greyhound Lines may have a fear of flying, limited transportation options, are seeking to receive stellar service, or just looking to save money on gas,” said Janus. “Our brand is synonymous with affordable short and long distance travel in North America.”
One passenger who recently traveled Greyhound was Cleve Ricksecker, executive director of Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. “I don’t own a car and absolutely love the fact that transportation modes like Greyhound exist to cater to people like me.”
Each day thousands of passengers go through the Greyhound Station in downtown Columbus. The Columbus terminal is one of 76 Greyhound terminals across the United States that journey to over 3,800 destinations across North America including ten Canadian Provinces and Territories including Mexico. The terminal is equipped with a 24- hour, full-service restaurant, giving the passengers an opportunity to eat between stops.
“Greyhound celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014. The Columbus terminal, at the corner of Fourth and Town streets, was built in 1969 and has seen some changes in downtown, transportation options and within the terminal itself,” Janus said. “Recently the terminal received new signage featuring the new Greyhound logo high above 4th Street.”
“Capital Crossroads plays a vital role in cleaning, security and helping people in need throughout the area,” Janus add. “It is definitely an important organization in the downtown community.”