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Old 05-31-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Default Chinatown bus services get shut down

Chinatown Bus Companies Shut Down in Federal Safety Sweep - Bloomberg

I'm sure many will re-open under new names, and hopefully this will prompt them to run better checks on their drivers and perform more regular maintenance on the buses.

That said, I've had decent experiences with Chinatown buses so far; almost Greyhound service at a fraction of the price. I'm sure Greyhound and the other terminal based bus lines lobbied heavily for this crackdown, as they've probably been getting slaughtered by the Chinatown bus lines.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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I read a fairly long article on these "businesses" about a year ago.

It's pretty easy. Play by the rules. If you can't, you get shut down. Not sure why you would even support buying tickets on companies who don't operate legally. Anything to save a buck, right?
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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I read a fairly long article on these "businesses" about a year ago.

It's pretty easy. Play by the rules. If you can't, you get shut down. Not sure why you would even support buying tickets on companies who don't operate legally.
Yep though many people are unaware of how to find a company's track record.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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Yep though many people are unaware of how to find a company's track record.
That is why the Fed's shut them down...consumers (shouldn't) have to do the legwork involved in interstate commerce. Keeping this Raleigh related, where did these companies pick people up at?
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh-North Hills
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Keeping this Raleigh related, where did these companies pick people up at?
Convenient stores mostly. My daughter and friends used to take the bus to visit friends in New York. Her pickup spot was the Raceway Store out on South Saunders St.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Downtown Durham, NC
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In terms of pricing, I find Megabus to be very similarly priced. The only problem is connecting-- you can only buy a ticket to DC, and then you have to buy a separate ticket to NYC. As far as I know, Megabus is considered a curbside operator yet is just as safe as the terminal-based operators.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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Convenient stores mostly. My daughter and friends used to take the bus to visit friends in New York. Her pickup spot was the Raceway Store out on South Saunders St.
And there's another one just south of the Raceway Store pickup, in front of a Chinese grocery.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Moving thread, as this isn't a local issue.
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