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Wheels Come Off For Bus Companies, Closing Down Travel Options For Poor Americans

• by Tyler Durden

That is raising concerns about the potential long-term damage to an essential transport method for millions of lower-income Americans even as air travel has shown signs of picking up since the Thanksgiving holiday period.

And those who have to take the bus, for whatever reason, are finding fewer options, and often higher prices as a result.

Feeling the pinch most are people like Andrew Sarkis. He paid $97 for a one-way bus ticket from Hampton, Va., to New York City, a 12-hour journey that required two transfers.

"It's expensive, man," said Sarkis, while stretching his legs after his bus took a brief stop at Union Station in Washington, D.C. "I used to go on another bus for $45 a trip, that goes straight to New York," he added.

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Comment by Ecneralc Eroom
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Let the busterd companies go OUT of business! Riding one of them is like riding a working washing machine. They are dens of theft and we have NO need for them! Make trains available to everyone nationwide as a recognized and required public service!