New York to Boston for $1?

Yes­ter­day, the Times took a look at a few new entrants into the East Coast dis­count bus trav­el busi­ness:

We’re fre­quent rid­ers on the dis­count Chi­na­town bus lines, despite their ten­den­cy toward break­downs and shenani­gans. And, a while back I was excit­ed about Vamoose Bus, which was sup­posed to begin NYC–Boston ser­vice with free wi-fi and a guar­an­teed seat. This seems to have fall­en through, as there is now no men­tion of Boston on the their web site.

But it’s inter­est­ing to note the emer­gence of Bolt­Bus and MegaBus – because both are owned by tra­di­tion­al bussing com­pa­nies, not scrap­py Chi­na­town star­tups. Grey­hound owns Bolt­bus, and Megabus is run by Coach USA, par­ent of Gray Line sight­see­ing bus line.

Both are tak­ing a “South­west Air­lines” approach by offer­ing cheap­er fares to those who book ear­ly, but last-minute book­ings will cost about as much as Grey­hound. $1 fares are nice, but I’m most inter­est­ed in the free wi-fi, pow­er out­lets, and enter­tain­ment options. Those fea­tures are worth pay­ing a lit­tle extra.

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