Friday, May 09, 2008

Greyhound Buses Get a Makeover

Greyhound’s image hasn’t changed much over the years – until now. In a bid to add a little snazz to its operation, Greyhound is biting back, unleashing its secret weapon – a new luxury service called the BoltBus that operates between New York and Washington, Boston and Philadelphia.

So, what’s so special about this BoltBus, you may ask. Well, apart from a paint job that makes it look like Ziggy Stardust’s tour bus, its two big draws are extra legroom and free on-board WiFi.

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At 5/10/2008 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Psh, the crowded Chinatown bus from DC to NYC is still good enough for me.

At 5/12/2008 4:47 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

I think being stuck on a bus for two or more days surrounded by passengers needing a bath is the primary, and largely unsoluble, downside to bus usage. The expense (last time I checked, which was not recently), being only slightly less than the actual cost of gas from origination to destination, was also a downside, which also ties to having a car at the destination or not having one.

The only upside at all is someone else driving. Not a big enough uptick.

If you have a reliable car, it's much more convenient to drive it yourself. And that isn't likely to change.


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