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    Well who'd have thought it, poverty wagons are on the up.

    Much of America's bus industry is now owned by two Scottish companies
    MacBus rules.

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    Motor coaches are the fastest growing form of long-distance transport in the United States, and British-owned companies are leading the charge. So has the US finally learned to love the bus?

    "Imagine if William Shatner had crashed a plane into the side of a building. The airline industry would go crazy."

    Dan Ronan, chief spokesman for the American Bus Association, has a bone to pick with Captain Kirk.

    The object of his irritation is an advertisement for travel website Priceline, currently on heavy rotation on American television, which features William Shatner on board a bus that plunges over a precipice and explodes in a spectacular fireball.

    The ABA feels the ad is in "poor taste" but what really irks the industry is that Shatner's bus is not a modern, air-conditioned vehicle with leather seats and wi-fi but a beaten-up museum piece from the 1950s.





    According to the authors of a report by DePaul University's Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, Megabus and BoltBus could even make bus travel "cool".
    The key to their success is offering tickets between major cities such as New York and Philadelphia, or Boston and Washington, for as little as $1 (63p), with typical one-way fares between $15 (£9.53) and $27 (£17.07).
    But the fact that they offer free wi-fi and pick up passengers on the kerbside - rather than bus terminals which are seen as dirty and intimidating - is also a factor, helping to make them popular with more affluent passengers and women travelling alone, according to the DePaul research.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    I was wanting to read about that and someone suggested I look at bigbustycoons.com

    Turns out it wasn't about the rich owners of large bus companies at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by TestMangler View Post
    I was wanting to read about that and someone suggested I look at bigbustycoons.com

    Turns out it wasn't about the rich owners of large bus companies at all
    I saw that. Fantastic nature site about Racoons.

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    Bugger me, I just did my research and bigbustycoons.com IS actually about bus company owners !!

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    Anyone needing assistance with their Gas Central heating ?

    gasheating.com would be the place to go

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