After more than eight decades, Greyhound is putting the brakes on its bus service in Omaha.
After Aug. 15, the bus line will no longer have runs to and from the area.
Burlington Trailways, a Midwestern bus line based in West Burlington, Iowa, will take over Greyhound's abandoned routes the next day. Burlington takes passengers to 42 Midwestern cities, including Indianapolis, Denver and Chicago.
Greyhound spokesman Timothy Stokes said the company decided to stop Omaha service after it evaluated routes nationwide. He declined to specify the reason. Citing company policy, Stokes also declined to disclose the number of riders a year who rode Greyhound buses to and from Omaha.
The closest Greyhound service will now be in Kansas City, Mo., company officials said.
Among those gathered last week at Omaha's Greyhound station, Andrea Rozman, 47, of Columbus, Neb., was on her way home from visiting relatives in Wisconsin.
She, like many of the bus service's passengers, described herself as low-income.