DonRocks Posted March 28, 2014 Share Posted March 28, 2014 "DC Restaurateur Wants To Treat You Like Royalty On Your Bus Trip To NYC" by Jeff Clabaugh in Washington Business Journal If you can recline and sleep, I would certainly consider it. With only 8 seats per bus, I don't know how they're going to be able to maintain a $180 round-trip fare for very long. With a full bus, that's only $1,440 in total revenue per 10-hour round trip. These buses cost $120,000 each, the company has to pay for refreshments, gas, tolls, and the driver, not to mention maintenance and upkeep - does anyone think this is sustainable? At this price, I would think the total profit would be under $1,000 for each round trip, and that doesn't include insurance, liability, etc. Amtrak is certainly their chief rival, and will keep the price down. Not many people want to fly the WAS-NYC route anymore - I know I don't. This is a Mercedes Sprinter bus, btw, which is what Mr. Seligman has purchased and modified. At least there are only four tires to maintain - I suspect the tires will only last for about 100 round trips: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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