Inter-city bus travel is increasing after decades of decline. Driven, presumably, by higher oil prices, the increasing hassles of flying, and increasing congestion on the interstates, new routes are being established and new companies are popping up. And the buses generally show movies (like on airlines) and offer WiFi. Not surprisingly, the growth is mostly between relatively dense urban centers in the range of 100-300 apart–far enough to make driving a real nuisance, not quite far enough to make suffering the hassles of flying worthwhile (not to mention it’s much cheaper, and in some cases probably doesn’t take much longer given how much time we spend sitting in airports).
This is actually old news now–DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute has been tracking this for several years now. But I didn’t know about. Did you?
I wonder if they have a
flight drive attendant handing out ice water and lemon drops, like the inter-city buses in Syria?