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There are reports that Greyhound and Amtrac, the train service in the United States, are significantly up in passengers with the increase in fares and fees imposed by airlines.

Would you be one of those ready to save a few dollars by adding time to your journey?

I don’t get it. Amtrac in the U.S. is a good service and weill connected, but for the time. You certainly would have difficulty doing this on business although I have found the time spent on trains conducive to work.

But by bus! How about an overnight stay in one of those out-of-the-way bus terminals where unsavory characters seem to make their home? How about the discomfort of not being able to get up and walk around much for 30 to 40 hours?

These are tough times to take an air flight at a reasonable cost but either I’ll bite the bullet and spend the cash or stay at home thanks.