As new mega-cheap bus service is about to launch between NYC and DC.
BoltBus will begin running eight trips a day from Washington, D.C. to New York, beginning March 27, as Jaunted reported yesterday. A division of Greyhound/Peter Pan bus line, the company boasts buses that are bedecked with Wi-Fi, with leather seats on select coaches, expansive legroom and those much-coveted power plugs.
BoltBus will offer at least one seat per trip for $1—a move that emulates the marketing plan of Chicago-based MegaBus and budget airline Skybus.
As is expected, the closer the departure date approaches, the more the fare increases. Jaunted checked some dates near the end of March and found a roundtrip for $2.50.
Probably one of the best programs the company implemented is the frequent-rider program; if you take eight trips, the ninth is free. And, listen up, airlines: There are no restrictions or blackout dates.
Hmm, I just checked the site and there still seems to be a lot of $1 seats left for the end of March when the service launches. The Wi-Fi alone would sell it for me at prices comparable to the other lines, much less $1. Neat!