....it's a dog of a way to get around. Apologies to Harry Chapin.
By the end of World War I, he owned 18 buses and was making $40,000/year. In 1922, he joined forces with Superior Bus Lines. In 1924, the company got its current name when a reflection of one of the buses reminded one of the operators of a greyhound. By 1928, the company was making $6 million per year.
By 1935, the bus line was carrying more passengers than many Class 1 railroads. At the time, they were also building many bus terminals. Much like the railroads, Greyhound found it's happy times decline with the birth of the Interstate Highways and airlines.
In 1980's, there were many strikes and the company's first bankruptcy. This trend continued through the 1990's. In 2007, they were acquired by a Scottish company which tried to improve the image of the company. Currently, Greyhound serves 123 different routes with 2,700 destinations. Currently there are over 1,000 buses in the fleet.