Greyhound Bus Lines is planning to close bus stations in 39 Alabama cities as part of a plan to reduce costs and make bus service faster by reducing the number of stops on runs between major cities.
Greyhound will continue to operate 12 stations, mostly in the state's larger cities, but will close operations in places like Selma, Cullman, Jasper, Abbeville and Bessemer. The last day of service for those stations will be Friday, June 20.
A spokeswoman for Greyhound said the station closings are part of an overall restructuring plan aimed at making the carrier more profitable and to concentrate on areas where there are more customers.
The announcement comes at a time when state officials are trying to find ways to improve transportation for residents of rural areas, especially in Alabama's Black Belt counties.
List of cities losing Greyhound Bus stations
Greyhound Stations will remain open in: