Skip to comments.Driver Gets Off Bus in Rural Missouri & Leaves Passengers Stranded For 8 Hours
Posted on 11/21/2011 6:28:38 AM PST by servo1969
A Greyhound bus driver got off her bus in Charleston, Missouri and walked away. She left the passengers stranded for 8 hours before another driver took them to St. Louis.
Passengers say it was a travel nightmare. A Greyhound bus bound for St. Louis was stranded all night at a truck-stop after the driver got off the bus and never came back.
Passengers say the first problem on the trip happened in Sikeston. They say the driver kicked a passenger, 65, off the bus in Sikeston because she didnt like what he was saying. The bus continued North on I-55. Around Cape Girardeau, the driver pulled over and stopped the bus on the side of the road. She told passengers she was leaving. She locked the door and went outside to wait for a ride. Passengers called 911 and police ordered the driver back on the bus.
But instead of heading north to St. Louis, she turned the bus around. She got off the interstate in Charleston, MO and got off the bus for good. The passengers were stranded at a truck-stop. They called Greyhound for help, but it took hours to get a new driver. They ended up spending the night on the bus.
She did it twice, passenger Danyel Thompson said of the bus driver. She locked us in on the side of the highway and then the second time she just left. It was horrible.
They finally arrived in St. Louis just before noon, nearly 12 hours after they were scheduled to arrive.
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Well that’s a big mistake.
You think that's tough, try the bus from Memphis to St. Joe.
“Memphis to St. Louis on a greyhound bus sounds like a tough clientele.”
(ANY inner city) to (ANY other inner city) on a Greyhound bus sounds like a tough clientele.
Any bus originating or terminating in Memphis is likely very difficult clientele.
Yeah, you're right. We are being trained to be passive and helpless.
I can never find Sandra Bullock when I need her.
I’m not sure why you want to jump to the conclusion it had something to do with race. Don’t you think if it did, the passengers would have been sreaming holy hell about their “racist” bus driver? Jesse Jackson would have been down there by now. The fact that nobody is even hinting that race has anything to do with it would lead me to the opposite theory that you posed.
Don't remember the particulars, but he'd heard about Houston's offer on the radio and found one of the few busses which Mayor Nagin hadn't mustered into the underwater zone, so just put two and two together and took action.
That was my exact impression of the Katrina situation.
Yet, police are still telling people not to take matters into their own hands. When you are facing a bullet seconds away, police are only minutes away. Sometimes thirty minutes.
You got that right.
Pussified as well...
Greyhound’s national slogan:
“Buses. Mass transit for mass murders.”
I think I would have fought the bus driver for the keys, started the bus up, and driven the rest of the way to the next major station even without a CDL and the chauffeur endorsement. Are those Greyhound buses Class A or B rigs?
Even if I got arrested the passengers would be happy.
“The heroic stalwart driver seems to have been able to brave the wilds, why not the passengers?”
From your description of the driver, I see that you assumed she must have been an OWS protester and that she walked off and left the bus stranded as an act of solidarity with the progressive heroes of Zuccotti Park.
Here on the east coast, we have the Chinatown buses. Chinatown to Chinatown, starting in DC, then on to Philly, New York and Boston. It's just $35 round-trip, with mostly immigrant passengers who, being Asian, are focused on their own mission and don't bother you. Many don't even speak English yet, so a couple of bows and smiles and whities are tolerated well enough.
The buses are older, but so what? They run. In DC, Chinatown is over near the 7th St NW entertainment district. In Philly, Chinatown is smack next to Center City, with an inexpensive city parking lot near 10th and Race. In New York, it takes you into lower Manhattan through the garment district and lets you off in Chinatown, which is next to Little Italy. Lots of fun!
Straight out of Atlas Shrugged...
Me neither, dammit.