NEW YORK — A man is paying to find the bus that disappeared from New York City’s transit system more than 40 years ago.

It’s the first time a bus from the bus company was discovered on a city street in recent years, but not everyone is happy about it.

A group of citizens and residents gathered in the city’s Chinatown Wednesday to voice their frustrations with the Greyhounds bus company.

The Greyhound company owns the bus and owns the property where the bus was discovered.

They have been in talks with city officials to keep the bus on the street, said Robert Pazdanovich, who is a lawyer representing the community.

“There’s a lot of things going on and I think the city needs to step up and act quickly to find a way to protect the Greyhs and not allow this to happen,” Pazdansky said.

If the bus does return to the city it will be on a temporary lease.