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New $5 Bus Service from LA to SF

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California Shuttle Bus, a self-proclaimed "upscale" transport connecting Los Angeles and the Bay Area, has announced a new $5 service for those of us who would like to get from LA to SF without the hassle of high gas prices and expensive airfares. The new prices take effect beginning next Monday; the shuttle company is also offering expanded hours and pick-up/drop-off services for certain Westside neighborhoods. From the press release:

"We have noticed increasing demand for our services as the rising oil prices have made travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco more expensive," said Kazuhiro Nakagawa, founder of California Shuttle Bus. "We believe that our shuttle bus concept is the most economical and environmentally-friendly solution to traveling between these two areas, and we hope that our new price structure and expanded services offer our customers the best in price, convenience, and social responsibility."

This is all very well and good, but bus service, even the "upscale" kind, is not the most comfortable or efficient way to travel. However, given the ever-increasing expense of other forms of travel these days, maybe movin' to the back of the bus will be the hot new trend for intrastate travel. Photo by Spacing Magazine via Flickr.