Bus Service Returns to Bighorn Basin
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 1, 2019
Bus service through the Basin begins today.
Express Arrow, a family-owned company that’s been in business since the 1960s, has coordinated with local businesses and the Wyoming Department of Transportation to once again offer bus service from one end of the state to the other.
Janice Johnson with Express Arrow says that the first bus service in Northwest Wyoming in four years will run north through Wyoming today, beginning in Cheyenne at 6 a.m. She says that they had operated a route seven days a week for five years, discontinuing service in December of 2014.
Johnson says that the state is helping out with federal funds in order to keep the new limited schedule running– Monday and Wednesday they will leave from Cheyenne and run through Shoshoni, Thermopolis, Basin, Lovell, Greybull and Cody on their way to Billings; Tuesdays and Thursdays the route will reverse. Johnson says she hopes that the Wyoming route will become sustainable without federal subsidies at some point in the future.
Johnson adds that the service will be a benefit to those who otherwise might not be able to travel across the state.
Express Arrow operates under the Black Hills Stage Lines corporation, which began in 1962 in Nebraska. Tickets can be purchased at their website, expressarrow.com