Megabus.com will operate from the Knox Area Transit’s new transit center at 301 E. Church Ave., and will run three buses to Washington and three back to Knoxville, each day. A one-way trip takes about 10 hours.
These are double-decker buses with rest rooms and free WiFi and power outlets available for riders. The buses will make short rest stops as required by law, but otherwise proceed nonstop. Moser said Megabus.com emphasizes low-fare service and each bus has a number of $1 seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
The earlier a ticket is booked, the greater the chance of getting this fare. Ticket prices rise as they are booked closer to departure time.
Apart from the Smithsonian and Washington Naval Yards, I can hardly think of any overwhelmingly good reason to set foot in that particular hellhole, however, the folks at Megabus seem capable of getting you anywhere beween Kansas City and Boston, and Minneapolis and Charlotte, so for people looking to travel around the western part of the NorthEast into the eastern part of the MidWest, the wheels on the bus might be an all-too-tempting alternative to the blue gloves on the TSA weenie. Just a thought.
(And, again, no one paid me to write this post, as evinced by it not being categorized under “for hire”.)