kathygerhardt at wildblue.net
Wed May 23 20:15:16 EDT 2012
Well, I was just mentioning it for general information. In my case, I'm
heading to Pittsburgh, then north of there, so now I have to get a ride
from Martinsburg to Frederick, rather than Hagerstown. But while looking
into this I found another bus that may be of interest to some people
serving Western MD. It's the Bayrunner Shuttle and the site is
http://www.bayrunnershuttle.com/west/default.asp. Generally it goes from
Grantsville MD to Baltimore with stops in Cumberland, Hancock, Hagerstown,
Frederick, and others. It connects with Greyhound and the airports, then
back to Western MD.
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM, john gerhardt
<kathygerhardt at wildblue.net>wrote:
> Thanks, Jessie. I've been checking them out a little but went back to
> Greyhound because it gets closer to Martinsburg. Though not Hagerstown
> anymore (grrr...) but Frederick. The thing I wanted to mention is that
> Greyhound seems to be having more "express routes" whatever that means,
> too. I didn't get into their pricing. And you can talk to them on the
> phone, though take it from me, their customer reps are in Banlastan, or
> somewhere, sometimes. Also Amtrak, Martinsburg to Connelsville, then a ride
> into Morgantown, at about 4 plus hours, maybe that's an option, too.
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 6:54 AM, J.Rayl <thedogmom63 at frontier.com> wrote:
>> Hi. We are having a discussion on ACBL which I thought some of you might
>> find to be helpful. It is regarding MegaBus. Some have discovered they
>> can get to the ACB Convention via this service, and actually, so could many
>> living in WV.
>> MegaBus goes to Louisville from DC, Pittsburgh, and other areas for their
>> usual low price--some are doing it for $40 one way!
>> And that is the high, some have gotten as low as $7.00 from places like
>> OH. Wow, which would still be a good little ride.
>> They say the website has a ways to go in terms of accessibility, and I
>> hope this is something ACB's informational access committee will work on,
>> nevertheless it is also something we can and need to provide our own input
>> on (I just sent my letter).
>> And I certainly hope others here will as well, and encourage same support
>> from all your members.
>> The reports have been that (yes Debbie, <LOL>) we can ride whereever we
>> want, including the to) because they do not provide much assistance at
>> all. You are not treated like, or regarded as, a PWD, you are merely
>> another passenger riding that bus. Therefore, you cannot expect much
>> assistance and so if you are not someone who can navigate on your own, you
>> would be better served to travel with someone, or be very vocal with asking
>> others to assist you--and hope they will. However, everyone so far has
>> reported the passengers were very helpful as most were elderly themselves.
>> The bus seems to be catering to two groups: seniors and college students,
>> not the typical greyhound clientel, but who knows? I guess they do not
>> accept any kind of voucher, you pay for your ticket at each destination
>> point somehow and right now, apparently one has to make reservations online
>> unless you use a wheelchair / scooter (which is why the site needs to be
>> accessible), but I'm really unsure of all that because I have neither gone
>> anywhere, am not going anywhere, etc.
>> In any event, that's the information, and happy travels should anyone
>> wish to explore further but it looks like MegaBus may well be a growing
>> possibility of travel.
>> And, if a body has an entire day to do it, it is indeed and in fact now
>> doable to get from Martinsburg to Morgantown via DC. <LOL> Just plan to
>> do it Monday -- Friday via Mark train and you can, literally, do it one way
>> for under $50.00.
>> The good points are:
>> Union Station is a cool place to check out with shops & restaurants and
>> uh, some interesting people. <LOL>
>> Transportation is fairly direct on both ends.
>> I'm here and so is Debbie and if you're nice enough, you'll likely have a
>> free place to stay. <smiles>
>> Bad points: It can be a LONG day!
>> I know, I've done it, and the Angel agrees.
>> And, it is not a Bowzer-friendly trip at all.
>> Jessie Rayl
>> thedogmom63 at frontier.com
>> mountainstate mailing list
>> mountainstate at acb.org
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