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Given that we have $3+ gasoline, and long delays at the airports, a new private express bus company is now offereing service in the mid west. What is amazing about Megabus is they offer oneway fares, on ultra modern vehicles for as little as $1. Average fares range from $8 to $39. So far it is very successful as serves the downtown to downtown traveler. Airports are not convenient to downtowns. Megabus is planning to expand nationally.

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I took National Express from Birmingham to London in June and I was impressed by the modernness, comfort, and price I paid.. granted, it's not as smooth or as fast as a train, it is a good alternative here.

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wow, seems pretty cool, and very cheap! If i ever go to Chicago, that is what ill take.

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The long distance bus services are amazing. Before the long distance buses are state run, all other private services are deemed unlicensed. Since the deregulation in the late 90s, where private bus companies are allowed to be in the market, the competition became fierce. Now nearly all the top long distance bus companies has improved the service to extreme. First class seats (yes, the first class seats you see on the aircraft), 7" or above personal LCD screen with several movie and games channels (normally NES games) plus complimentary candies and soft drinks. For all these, the typical 5 hour 200 mile journey only cost less than $20!! This kind of service would make UK's National express looks like ghetto bus!!

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Now that i took the time to do a ticket search on the site, im impressed on how cheap it is. $25.00 to go from Grand Circuis Park in Detroit to Union Station in Chicago. and, unlike greyhound, this wouldnt stop in every little town.

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Sounds more comfy than the Chinatown buses from New York!

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this is great. I'd like to see what the bus is actually like on the inside :)

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First class seats (yes, the first class seats you see on the aircraft), 7" or above personal LCD screen with several movie and games channels (normally NES games) plus complimentary candies and soft drinks. For all these, the typical 5 hour 200 mile journey only cost less than $20!! This kind of service would make UK's National express looks like ghetto bus!!

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All Tour Buses and Shuttle Buses Should Have Solar Power

All tour buses, school buses and shuttle buses should have solar power. Why? Well, because they have huge surfaces on the roof to put on solar panels and because the price of solar panels in the solar power industry have come way down in the last 10-years.

It would cost less than $5000 per bus to put on solar panels that could operate most of the electrical needs of the bus. If all buses put solar panels on top then the price of solar panels would come down drastically. There would be more money due to the economies of scale to propel the solar power industry to come up with new inventions and innovations that would help with more research and development to make them even more efficient on top of that.

School buses run lots of lights that warn motorists that kids will be crossing and all these lights could be run from solar power or from solar power assisted batteries. If it was a cloudy week then of course the alternator would run the lights instead, but also consider that school buses sit over the weekend in the yard and can be generating electricity while parked.

Tour buses often have televisions, refrigerators and air-conditioning all of which have electrical needs and for about $10,000 you could set up a very nice solar power system. Shuttle buses, which take people to and from the airport also have lighting needs and hydraulic assisted handicap elevators and other very important electrical needs which could all be run by solar power. The great thing about solar power is that it generates energy whenever the sun is shining and except for the cost to install it, that is free energy. Consider this in 2006.

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