Thruway bus - yea or nay?

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Re: Thruway bus - yea or nay?

Postby mtuandrew » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:28 pm

Amtrak already partnered with Lyft: https://media.amtrak.com/2017/08/amtrak ... rtnership/

Lyft doesn’t do you much good in the boonies though, or for long Thruway trips.
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Re: Thruway bus - yea or nay?

Postby dowlingm » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:31 am

The thinking of Very Serious People With More Power Than They Deserve:

Amtrak makes a loss with tax $: OMG sell it/close it/trains are 19th century!
Uber and Lyft make a gigantic loss with pension fund $: the future of public transportation!

I had a look at the Wikipedia article "List of major cities in U.S. lacking inter-city rail service" and compared to the Amtrak national map looking for Thruway connections.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m ... il_service
Here are some route-proving or network-enhancing routes that spring to mind:
Tulsa-OKC/Tulsa-Kansas City
Nashville-Memphis(-Little Rock)
Nashville-Chattanooga-Atlanta
McAllen TX-San Antonio (possibly one via Corpus Christi to Houston also)

A few more shortcut routes between served cities like San Diego-Yuma, and Atlanta-Savannah might be worth looking at too.
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Re: Thruway bus - yea or nay?

Postby railgeekteen » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:22 pm

Yes. It cheaply enhances Amtrak's network.
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