The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Local News

May 7, 2012

Jefferson Lines adding bus stop in Neosho

NEOSHO, Mo. — Jefferson Lines’ buses are stopping in Neosho.

Kevin John, regional manager for Jefferson Lines, said the company decided to do away with its stop in Pineville and add a stop in Neosho.

In a telephone interview Monday, John said the stop is located at the Wise Stop convenience store near the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Missouri Highway 86, on the northwestern edge of Neosho.

Phil Wise, owner of the Wise Stop, said he believes the stop will be a benefit to his business and will provide residents of Neosho with another travel option.

John said the location of the Wise Stop was a factor in the company’s decision.

“Our stop is right on the highway, whereas before when (Neosho) was serviced by Greyhound and later Jefferson Lines, we had to go into town, so it added a bunch of time to the schedule,” John said. “But now, we have the option with the truck stop being right out by the highway. We can bring service back to Neosho without adding a lot of time to our route between Fort Smith (Ark.) and Joplin.”

John said the stop will not be staffed, and tickets will not be sold at the store. He said people may buy tickets online, or board the bus and purchase tickets at the next stop that sells them, provided they can demonstrate to the driver that they have the money.

Passengers from Neosho will be able to access Joplin, Branson, Springfield and Fort Smith. From those points, John said, riders can access Greyhound interstate service in Kansas City and Little Rock, Ark.

Jefferson Lines serves 13 states and more than 200 communities. John said Jefferson’s buses travel more than a billion passenger miles per year, carrying about 700,000 passengers.

Jefferson Lines has a partnership with Greyhound that gives passengers from smaller communities access to many of Greyhound’s interstate routes, which offer 2,300 destinations across North America.

Jefferson Lines originally was named for the Jefferson Highway, a north-south route of the National Auto Trail System. The road originally ran from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to New Orleans, La. The company’s system currently extends from Grand Forks, N.D., to Dallas, Texas. According to the company website, Jefferson Lines employs 265 people, including about 150 drivers.

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