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Old 09-02-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Philly
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It seems like a selling point for Drexel to have the Megabus stop close (easy access to various east coast cities) too, although a hindrance at the same time. It just seems like Megabus and the other companies should be paying for trash service, and make efforts to have things a little more clean and safe - so the city gets something out of it too.
i havent heard its unsafe. the city gets visitors out of the deal but i wouldnt mind if they charged for trash service. drexel sounds like theyre calling shots from an ivory tower. probably a bunch of acela riders making these decisions
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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i havent heard its unsafe. the city gets visitors out of the deal but i wouldnt mind if they charged for trash service. drexel sounds like theyre calling shots from an ivory tower. probably a bunch of acela riders making these decisions
Yeah and probably by the ones who ride the Paoli line too.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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i havent heard its unsafe. the city gets visitors out of the deal but i wouldnt mind if they charged for trash service. drexel sounds like theyre calling shots from an ivory tower. probably a bunch of acela riders making these decisions
I mean people double parked and walking out in the middle of the road. It is a bit of a mess at busy drop off times.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:51 PM
 
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It seems like a selling point for Drexel to have the Megabus stop close (easy access to various east coast cities) too, although a hindrance at the same time. It just seems like Megabus and the other companies should be paying for trash service, and make efforts to have things a little more clean and safe - so the city gets something out of it too.
Exactly.

Megabus alone has around 40 departures per day.

It's a great service but they're not exactly running a charity. Stations aren't free nor are they cheap to run. By not having a terminal they're externalizing their costs on the community and/or other businesses.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:45 AM
 
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Neither the community or businesses around Drexel are bearing the cost of Megabus picking up passengers. The city of Philadelphia picks up the trash. If anything, the stop being there is helping businesses, particularly the ones located in 30th Street station.

From the article: Megabus and Bolt each pay $7,500 a year to board there and serve some 4,000 riders a day.

So actually they're not getting use of that location for free.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Yes. Let's make Drexel build somewhere else and leave the parking lots undeveloped for all eternity because of a ****ing bus stop
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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I don't see what the big deal is. It's not all that difficult to find another suitable spot for a Bolt/Megabus stop.
And $7500/yr ($625 a month?) IS pretty close to free for an operation of that size.

Bolt is owned by Greyhound anyway. Why can't they just use Greyhound's terminal?
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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I don't see what the big deal is. It's not all that difficult to find another suitable spot for a Bolt/Megabus stop.
And $7500/yr ($625 a month?) IS pretty close to free for an operation of that size.

Bolt is owned by Greyhound anyway. Why can't they just use Greyhound's terminal?
Because Boltbus and Megabus do not use terminals. I am a frequent user of Boltbus. I don't care if they move as long as it's in a location convenient to my center city condo.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:49 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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Because Boltbus and Megabus do not use terminals. I am a frequent user of Boltbus. I don't care if they move as long as it's in a location convenient to my center city condo.
Yes, I know what they are. I'm saying that as such, it's not such a big deal for them to choose a different neutral patch of sidewalk (or even an existing bus terminal owned by their parent company) to pick up passengers from.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Yes. Let's make Drexel build somewhere else and leave the parking lots undeveloped for all eternity because of a ****ing bus stop
I'm pretty sure you're the only person saying that.
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