JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Hinds County supervisor said the board will do what they can to keep the Greyhound bus station in Jackson.
News of the station’s move to Flowood caught many by surprise. Employees said some of them were notified about the move to the Love’s Travel Stop in the last few days.
Signage at the Union Station stated Greyhound was moving to the Flowood location effective Monday, August 22. However, zoning issues may be a problem at the new location.
“From what was explained to me, that the place they chose is not zoned for buses. They would have to go through a zoning process and that is not an easy process. The only thing I’m saying is if the deal is not clear and cut dry, we will do what we can to retain Greyhound here in this capital city,” said Hinds County Supervisor David Archie, District 2.
Rusty Fortenberry, city attorney for Flowood, said the city sent a cease and desist letter to Love’s in Flowood on Tuesday. He stated the location is not zoned for a bus station.
Fortenberry said the city learned late Monday that Greyhound made a decision to move to Love’s in Flowood without consulting the city.
Early Tuesday, the windows at the Jackson location were boarded up. By Tuesday afternoon, Love’s stopped operating the bus station, and passengers were seen being picked up at the Union Station location.
An employee told WJTV 12 News that the Jackson location remains a bus stop for now.