Bus operators have closed service in rural areas and small towns, leaving some riders with few transit options.
During the COVID-19 pandemic essential workers have relied on public transit, just as services are being cut.
Kansas City, Missouri is debating eliminating fares, which would make it the largest city in the U.S. to do so.
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. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.