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Waiting For High-Speed Rail? In the Meantime, Take a Bus

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 - 08:30 PM

High-speed rail is getting a lot of attention--from President Obama's call for a nationwide rail network, to Florida's Rick Scott being the latest in a string of Republican governors to cancel rail plans--but bullet trains are by no means the only emerging intercity transportation mode.

Buses are on the rise. In fact, high-tech buses are the fastest growing form of intercity transportation. New companies like Megabus, and Bolt Bus, a subsidiary of Greyhound, are snagging new passengers away from air and rail competitors each year with low fares and streetside pick ups. So much so that some cities are considering regulating the fast growing industry.

In California, Casey Miner or KALW investigates if this rising trend might act as an interim substitute for high-speed rail, which will take a decade or more to complete from Los Angeles to San Fransisco.  Hear all about it over at KALW News.

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