Buses of all types from local buses to intercity buses and school buses, are so present in our day to day lives that they could almost be considered “street furniture.” Have you ever wondered how these vehicles came to be? Where they came from, who invented them or when they finally hit the road? We, at CheckMyBus have, and invite you to Continue reading
Toyota decided to bet on hydrogen as an alternative fuel some years ago. As the next big step in its strategy, the Japanese company will introduce a fleet of 100 fuel cell transportation vehicles in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The new buses, which are expected to become part of the City, were already launched earlier this year, with the aim of acclimatizing Tokyoites to their use. Continue reading
Intercity buses have long had a dubitable reputation among the American public. Quite unfairly, we might add, as they have become one of the most efficient modes of transportation in the 21st century.
Still, when most Americans think about buses, school trips or overcrowded public transportation might be the first thing that jumps to mind. If you look at the rest of the world, however, it’s a whole different story. Continue reading
We’ve all been there: after a 5- or even 10-minute delay, your bus is finally there… followed almost immediately by another bus covering the same route.
Surely, bus drivers all across the nation are plotting to prank us when we least need it, right? Continue reading
Next time you catch yourself complaining about your 4-hour bus ride from Boston to New York City, consider this: the longest ever bus ride took almost 400 days to complete.
We’ll go back to our record-breaking mammoth of a journey in a moment but, first, let’s take a look closer to home.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, as many as 540,000 passengers will be traveling by bus (that’s Greyhound alone) to see their families. Some journeys will be long but if you follow a couple of simple steps, they will definitely be easier to handle.
We have put together a list of insider tips to let you enjoy your Thanksgiving bus ride as much as the destination! Continue reading
Although we now live in a time when ultra modern buses (with 21st century features such as free WiFi, power plugs, etc.) zoom down the nation’s interstates, traveling by bus is still seen -quite unfairly, we might add- as the black sheep of intercity travel.
Nowadays, intercity buses are packed full of on-board features and amenities. Comfy seats, extra legroom, online booking and even power plugs and USB ports to charge your electronic devices. Yet the feature that has everyone talking and that has put buses back in the game is none other than the mighty bus WiFi access.