With the design of the passenger bus, individuals had an option on traveling across town or across country. The bus was designed to seat many individuals and in essence, these passengers would split the cost of traveling. This was a major benefit to those individuals that did not own any other form of transportation or did not want to use their own vehicle for a variety of reasons. Traveling by bus is a safe and cheap alternative to any other form of passenger transport.
Bus tickets can be much cheaper than an airplane or even train ticket. The one draw back to bus travel is that it does tend to take more time to arrive at your final destination than any other form of passenger travel. The benefit of traveling by bus is the scenic travel that you will pass along the way and the variety of people you will be able to meet.
The passenger bus has undergone many design changes throughout the years. The early buses were much smaller due to the smaller, less powerful engines that were produced at the time. Many of the comforts that we have come to appreciate, such as air conditioning, were not present in the early buses. Inside bathrooms were also not available. The early buses were a simple get-you-where-you’re-going vehicle that was more of a “tool” than a vehicle. Even without these comforts, the early buses were very popular with the population.
Still just as popular today, the double-decker bus that has become well-known throughout Europe, is still going strong. Mostly seen in city travels, open-top double-decker buses have fast become the meeting place of many groups and individuals.
Today’s buses are extremely luxurious in comparison to the earlier buses. The modern bus not only offers air conditioning and inside bathrooms, many of them even have built in television sets to further enhance your traveling experience. The air ride suspension that has been designed for the buses offers a quiet, comfortable travel. The reclining seats also are capable of allowing you to drift off to sleep while riding down the road. These amenities are only a few that are offered with today’s modern buses.
As you have read, traveling by bus has changed immensely over the years. Technology has brought to the passengers comfort, entertainment and relaxation. Indeed, traveling by bus is both an economically sound decision and a very viable safe alternative to any other form of passenger travel.