Updated on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 6:02PM by Fernando Arias
Updated on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 9:29PM by Fernando Arias
Most visitors to the nation’s capital wouldn’t plan on visiting the city’s bustling attractions on a bike -- but they ought to seriously consider Washington’s growing Bikeshare program to do just that. I set out to find out how.
New York City, as my point of origin on this field research trip, benefits from having so many options for bus transport to Washington, and Bolt Bus does it better than all the rest. The power outlets on the seats, while sometimes cumbersome to use, are a major entertainment provider because they enabled me to power my electronic devices while on the 4 hour trip. It may be of interest to know that Bolt bus is a 50/50 venture between Greyhound Lines and Peter Pan Bus Lines providing service between New York City and other cities in the northeastern United States, utilizing the existing operating authority of Greyhound Lines (although it is run as a distinct business). At $45 for the round trip ticket, this favored my budget and my preference to arrive directly in the center of the city, and transfer from the bus to the metro subway to complete my arrival.