Greyhound Bus Lines, Inc. CEO Home Address VERIFIED
Greyhound CEO David S. Leach Contact Information
Dave Leach (wife: Margaret Ann Leach)
2820 Merlins Rock Ln.
Lewisville, TX 75056
Greyhound Lines, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is an carrier of passengers by bus that serves over 3,700 destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It operates under the well-known logo pictured above of a leaping greyhound. It was founded in Hibbing, Minnesota, in 1914 and incorporated as "Greyhound Corporation" in 1929. Today, its headquarters are located at 350 North St. Paul Street in Downtown Dallas, Texas, and under the ownership of British transport firm FirstGroup, which operates Greyhound as an independent subsidiary.
Car, Bus, or Train? Written by a Contact-The-CEO.com reader.
When I lived in the city there was a time when I was without a car. My wonderful husband stopped making payments on our car and after the divorce, I chose to save my money and ride the public bus. At first I wasn’t thrilled with having to figure out the bus schedule and wait rain or shine. And then there were the unsavory characters that I managed to get stuck sitting next to. But when you’re left with no choice, the bus can become your friend. I rode that bus for 2 years. And during that process I decided that if I must ride the bus, I would try to turn my experience into a learning experience.
Sometimes we just need to view our circumstances from a different angle, and what comes back at us can be some astonishing revelations. Instead of looking at the man who spoke to himself as a stranger, I began to ask myself-“how did he get like this? Does he have any children? Where are his parents?” That man became more like me. I realized that he was someone’s son. He was someone’s uncle. And perhaps, he was someone’s dad. The more I thought about him, the more he seemed more like me. Well, I wasn’t talking to make believe entities, but I was a human being with feelings-just like him.
Luckily I didn’t need to ride the bus very much because I lived near 3 shopping plazas. But I found myself looking forward to my next bus ride. I knew that there would be a new lesson for me to learn that day. I knew I would meet someone new who could teach my judgmental spirit how to be a bit more humble. Plus, my 5 year old son was actually enjoying the bus rides as well.
One day I was feeling particularly sorry for myself. I stepped on the bus and kept to myself. I just didn’t want to be bothered. Until a woman in a wheelchair entered the bus. I was even annoyed that getting her onto the bus took too much time. I got to know this young woman that day and felt guilty for the pity party I was throwing for myself. She had been in a severe car accident and went from a normal teenager to a crippled young woman in minutes. But this was the weird thing; she was happy and full of grace. She was my lesson for the day. I left my party behind and thanked God I could walk to the bus stop.
I had so many wonderful experiences during those 2 years that I wrote a story about them! Sometimes what we think is so terrible, can turn out to be something better than our pea sized brains could imagine. We limit ourselves by what society dictates is “expectable”. We stifle our spiritual growth by refusing to take a step in an odd direction. Okay, so it was uncomfortable at first-ridging the public bus. I was embarrassed that I didn’t have a car any longer. And while I thought I was better than everyone else, I wasn’t. I was a spoiled brat, who needed to be taught a lesson of humility. I was fortunate to have ridden the bus. I will never forget the people I met and the peace I felt inside from swallowing some of my stupid pride.
Today I live in the country and there’s no such thing as a bus system in these parts. So…I do have car and I feel fortunate to have one. I never take it for granted, and if something were to happen to my car there is a van that can come to my house and pick me up for a small fee. My car was in the shop 1 ½ years ago and that van took me to get my groceries. It wasn’t as interesting of a ride. The van population consisted of mostly elderly. I live in a rural mountain town, so life here is a bit different.
There is one train in my town, but it is a tourist attraction. It basically takes you on a scenic ride for pure enjoyment. People visit Blue Ridge, Georgia from all over the world to ride this historic train. This same train used to run to Atlanta and back. This was before everyone had cars. When folks began to have one and two cars, the train route to Atlanta became no-existent. Now with the high gas prices I think that Amtrak train route needs to be reborn! The traffic in Atlanta, DC, and Philadelphia is frightening. Some folks in these mountain towns refuse to travel into Atlanta for that reason. And the bus system in parts of Atlanta is nearly non-existent. The city is going to shut them down because they simply can’t afford to keep the public transportation system afloat anymore. For the folks who depend on the bus system to get to and from work, that could be disastrous. Our economy isn’t improving and some people can’t afford to own a car. People have lost jobs and transportation is important in trying to find a new job.
As for me…it’s so much easier to get in my car and go-when I want to, where I want to. A car means freedom to me in many ways. But if I stop and think about it- a car is not a necessity. I can survive without one if need be. My great grandparents didn’t own a car and they lived long happy lives. Car, bus, or train-it’s all irrelevant.