$1 Intercity MegaBus Travel
Having successfully launched it's low-cost bus service in Chicago a few years ago -- using the city as a hub to connect almost 20 other Midwestern cities -- MegaBus duplicated the strategy this summer in the Northeast with lost-cost, double-decker bus transport between New York, Washington, D.C., Atlantic City, Boston, and Toronto.
The evils of bus travel are well-documented and, at some point, most of us have endured these 18-hour, airless cramps, but MegaBus is not tapping the traditional market of budget road warriors.
Originally a UK-based company, MegaBus guarentees seating for ticket-holders, isn't shy about using their A/C, sports nice movie monitors, and even tricks our its vehicles with free WiFi. Calling it a "bus" almost gives it a bad name.
But be wary, too -- the $1 price tag that MegaBus sells is not entirely true. The further in advance that you book you ticket, the closer you can get to paying $1 for it, but with shorter notice expect higher fares.