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Why the Bus is Becoming Cool Again

Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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Why the Bus is Becoming Cool Again Planning a cross country trip? Need to get from college to home? Hoping to spend a day gambling or sightseeing? As the economy struggles, people still want to travel but are looking for cost effective ways to get where they're going. Some have found their way past the "Loser Cruisers" and "Smelly Bus." Carriers like and Bolt Bus are connecting major cities with brand new, comfortable, internet equipped busses. And they're attracting a different, hipper, clientele than the traditional bus lines. It's an economical and green alternative to driving. Could this be transportation government should get behind? Wednesday morning at 9 on 90.3.

Photo Gallery in Washington, D.C in Cleveland, Ohio luggage retrieval from inside driver Shervylle Pruitt


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Other, Community/Human Interest, Energy, Transportation


Joseph Schwieterman, Transportation Professor, DePaul University
Matt Eggert, Operations Manager, Midwest Division,
Abby Wambaugh, Spokesperson, Greyhound Lines, Inc.

Additional Information

The Return of the Intercity Bus Study, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, DePaul University
Rediscovering the Bus, The Boston Globe
Buses are one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel. But for years, the bus has had an image problem. Check out Tamara Keith's piece for The Environment Report.

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