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Long distance buses are making a comeback

Susan Carpenter Jul 31, 2018
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A passenger bus is parked on display at the launch of the German bus company FlixBus on May 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Long distance buses are making a comeback

Susan Carpenter Jul 31, 2018
A passenger bus is parked on display at the launch of the German bus company FlixBus on May 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
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When it comes to traveling between major cities, trains, planes and automobiles are the usual go-tos, but buses are beginning to make a comeback. Amid rising gas prices and increasing airfares, companies offering bus services for trips of 200 to 400 miles have sprung up. 

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