As if the indignity of riding discount transportation to Boston wasn’t enough on its own, passengers of a Bolt Bus were forced to evacuate Monday evening as their chariot burst into flames. When one passenger emailed to complain about the incident, a representative asked her to join the company’s loyalty program so that she could receive “a couple of round trips” in exchange for her troubles.
A new service called Bolt Bus is offering one-way bus trips from New York to Washington, DC for a starting price of $1. Over the next month, the price will gradually rise to $10 or so—still a good deal. The buses also have wi-fi access. An affordable, modern, clean bus line? Its financial ruin is certain. [Bolt Bus]