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by Steve Lackmeyer Published: November 13, 2012

Greyhound May Move to Union Station

By Ellie Sutter
Saturday, April 28, 1990
Edition: CITY, Section: NEWS, Page 09
Negotiations are under way between Oklahoma City and Greyhound Bus Lines to move the bus company from the corner of Sheridan and Walker to the historic Union Train Station.
Steve Klika, administrator of the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority, a city trust, has been trying to interest officials of the Southern Greyhound Lines Co. in Dallas in moving their operation to the train station, 300 SW 7.
Klika wants to develop the train station as an intermodal terminal, where city buses, private bus lines and future rail transportation could converge.
Paul Tennant, Greyhound’s real estate director, said, “Where it is possible, Greyhound favors going into an intermodal center.”
To help Greyhound in the move, the city would have to agree to lease the current bus station property at 427 W Sheridan for five years at the current market value rental rate.
Greyhound would move to the east wing of the warehouse at the Union Train Station, Klika said. It would begin operations there March 31, 1991.
Greyhound would lease the property for 20 years with two successive five-year options. The trust would pay for about $735,000 in improvements.
Tennant said nothing is definite yet but that Greyhound is interested in looking at the Union Train Station.

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by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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