I try to support Amtrak as much as I can but it's completely sold out for the dates I want/need to travel to St. Louis.
It looks like megabus is still available. I've never used it.
Anyone have general tips, or juicy horror stories to share?
Do they just keep selling seats and add more buses as necessary?
Anyone ridden through the night? What's that like?
On a weekend I could understand, though...I mean, on a Sunday in January it's not exactly like the Loop is hopping. :) It was the fact that it was a workday that threw me.
But I think you're right about young people moving in to lofts, etc. in the downtown area.
Andy J (9.2 miles) said:
Just came back from a weekend in St. Louis last month - same experience. Great town: The Arch, City Museum, Meramec Caverns, all lots of fun, but downtown is a ghosttown. My understanding is that the area is ripe for gentrification and that number of 20-30 year olds is trending upward. Probably a good opportunity for real estate speculation.
I think I would feel safer riding on a motorcycle than a Megabus. Keep in mind, I have never been on a motorcycle in my life.