Would Curbside Inter-city Bus Service Fly Here?

I saw an interesting article in Business Week over the weekend, about Megabus, the largest of a set of companys providing city-to-city bus service in the mid-West and on the East Coast (similar in some ways to the “Chinatown buses” that go between New York and Boston).

It’s an interesting model, based on low prices (at least for some passengers), high amenities (WiFi!) and convenience (service from curbside locations).

The article suggests it could be an alternative to High Speed Rail.

As far as I can tell, there’s no West Coast equivalent. Could this work in the Eugene to Vancouver, BC corridor? Portland to San Francisco?

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