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The British FirstGroup PLC owns Laidlaw Int'l which owns Greyhound. FirstGroup, with the tag line "Transforming Travel", seems to see this relic of America's past as its ticket to Britain's future and features it prominently on FirstGroup's UK home page. A bankrupted company that is part of the "holdings" of a clueless company that itself is a property of an investment vehicle for moneyed "Lords" on the other side of the planet is about the closest thing the capitalist west has to a Soviet / Chinese / French government agency in terms of service orientation.

I meant to add "in the private sector." It's a great way to turn a private company into a pseudo-gov't bureau.

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