Thursday, March 23, 2006 - a Low Cost Transportation Alternative

There's an article in the Chicago Tribune about, a new internet based company that provides cheap bus transportation between Chicago and 8 different cities in the Midwest.

Booking must be done through the Web site, which was launched Wednesday. At least three or four seats on each one-way trip are available for a $1 fare. At the upper end, one-way fares will range from $9 to $27.50, depending on the city.

It should take about nine months to see whether the pilot service catches on. If it proves popular, the company may introduce the double-decker buses used in Britain, because they can hold 93 passengers, as opposed to 55 in standard motor coaches. As well, the program will be expanded to other U.S. regions and Canada.

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