Here at IT, we like cheap transportation options. So we got especially excited when we heard about the new BoltBus (a division of Greyhound), which takes passengers between New York City and Washington, D.C., for only $1.
That's right. For as much as it costs you to buy a greasy hamburger off the dollar menu, you can travel about 230 miles from the country's political hub to the Big Apple.
Here's how it works: Ticket prices start at $1 (plus a 50-cent booking fee) and go up to market value, according to Dustin Clark, a Greyhound representative. Currently the market value is about $25. The earlier passengers book their tickets, the lower their fare will be. Passengers can book tickets up to six months in advance, and $1 tickets will remain available until the tickets sell out. Any extra seats can be filled by standby passengers on the day of travel, and walk-up tickets can be purchased for full price (market value). Ticket holders who purchase tickets online are guaranteed a seat, but BoltBus advises getting to the pickup point about 15 minutes before departure.
Logistics: The BoltBus will offer eight express trips daily from each city, picking up and dropping off passengers in Washington, D.C. (at Metro Center Station at 11th Avenue and G Street), and New York City (buses will stop at either 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue or Canal Street and Sixth Avenue).
Icing on the cake? The coaches have a few inches of extra leg room in each seat, and each provides power outlets and free wireless internet.
Services from each city begin on March 27, and tickets are currently available for purchase online.