City Desk

Bolt Bus Is Not Bunk

boltI must differ from my great former colleague Angela Valdez, who wrote one of City Paper's most popular blog items of all time about her difficulties buying a ticket for the Bolt Bus.

HOWEVER! I, with 40-some other Washingtonians in stodgy coats often made of polar fleece, rode this bus to New York City yesterday afternoon, and I, with 20 or so New Yorkers dressed in spacey togs that immediately outclassed those of us going home, rode this bus home this morning.

And the conveyance was quite agreeable. There were working footrests, outlets at each seat, seatbelts if you wanted them, and WiFi if you could make use of it. My only gripe was that the seats were slightly too narrow if you didn't want your neighbor's elbow touching yours.

But the price was good, and the ride was fast, and nobody tried to get me to pray with them or screamed about all the cocaine they'd done before boarding. I will take this bus again.

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  • Erika Niedowski

    The Booty Wall post was MUCH more popular.

  • Aaron Leitko

    All hail Bolt Bus.

  • Amanda Hess

    But which bus does Michael Phelps prefer?

  • Rick Mangus

    Amanda, Michael Phelps prefers the 'Herb Bus' it goes from DC to NYC in no time flat.

  • Former Staffer

    Michael Phelps prefers the Acela. He can afford it.

  • Comrade Al Gonzales

    Dolphin-lungs Phelps & I ride the VW camper van with built-in bongs & roach clips, with Lincicum rolling doobies in the back & Alan Iverson driving 90 mph up the Jersey Turnpike.

  • Proud Satanist

    Erica- The booty wall post wasn't popular. That sort of implies that is was well-liked. I personally loved it. However, I thik it was the most commented on. Though 90% of the comments were attempts to have beat up,fired, or burned at the stake.

  • Orr Shtuhl

    Bolt Bus was great when I took it. But the things I scream before boarding a bus are not a matter of public record, and I'd appreciate if you didn't post them here again.

  • proballdc

    I have heard good things about Bolt. Particularly the commute from DC to New York. Only two stops.

  • Harold O. Bowers

    I have some trouble seeing your blog layout via the latest version of Opera. Looks fine in IE and Firefox however.