by Suburban Station
STrRedWolf wrote:I'd guess most people would prefer to be on the train but Amtrak is not priced for college kids who are mostly using the buses of which there are many. bolt and megabus are both at 30th st with long lines. yo bus, Chinatown operators, our bus all in addition to the Trenton shuffle. they aren't perfect but they're reasonably fast at a fraction of the price.Suburban Station wrote: I'm referring to bolt and megabus services that are an easy transfer across the street from 30th.Bolt/Megabus has flaws. The big three I can think of are:
Besides, doesn't SEPTA have commuter buses as well?
- Bolt/Megabus are pre-pay only, and do not have a monthly/weekly pass. Think "Greyhound" with more capacity per bus.
- Those are double-decker buses. You got height restrictions under bridges! The route needs to be carefully planned...
- ...and the big one, the train is on a dedicated track and goes on average... what, 75-80 MPH? Way above highway speeds, which max out at 70 MPH? And the train doesn't have much traffic to contend? While such a bus would have to contend with drivers at different times of the day (let alone that lemon on the left).