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  1. #1
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    * Buses are expensive and er...expensive..

    A great idea but WTF is going on with the price!
    Buses in my local area cost a bomb if you are over 16 and not a pensioner.

    What are the bus service prices like in your area?

    To get a bus a few miles into town costs me £3.00 there and back, thats about 5.26 Dollars!!

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    Everything's expensive in London. Pack of two AA batteries, Four pounds. . . That's rediculous.
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    Wow! A bus ride for us is $1.25, with unlimited transfers!

    The transfers part s going away, but you can still get monthly passes for less than $40.
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    I pay .70c for my bus Why drive a car when the bus stop is just across the road?
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    To travel 6 miles i pay $5 for a return.
    Theyve got to cover costs pay staff and cut a profit so its hardly surprising.

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    It depends where you're going and on what bus service. Last time I rode it, the MetroBus cost $1.00 to go basically anywhere within several miles, and $2.00 to take the "Express" route, whatever that means (I never went on that route, so I don't know). There are local buses that are even cheaper, like the Cue bus that costs $0.50 -- but it's very local.

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    It sounds like the USA services are generally cheaper..
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    Originally posted by effusionx1
    It sounds like the USA services are generally cheaper..
    Sure does, Maybe its because of the fuel prices etc. Infact im sure it is. Here in the UK ts cheaper to buy certain things than others etc.

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    Even if the operation costs for buses in London are high, the govt should subsidize public transport to encourage people to take energy efficient public systems.

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    Originally posted by hellind2
    Even if the operation costs for buses in London are high, the govt should subsidize public transport to encourage people to take energy efficient public systems.
    The government probably does subsidize public bus lines; you just don't know about it. They subsidize -- in one form or another -- almost every [major] public bus line I've ridden, and I don't doubt that London's buses are, as well.

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    Nothing to do with fuel more to do with bus companies being downright greeedy i'd say!

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    £1.20 each way for me.
    BUT I just use my ID and get a 1-day travel card zones 1-6 (Central London - Greater London) for the reduced price of £4.80 (down from £6.00, and I can go wherever I want, and on whatever I want.

    As for batteries, I don't know where you bought yours from but round here they're 4 for £2.99

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    here in denver. it's 1.25 for local. 2.75 for Express Routes, and 3.75 for the Regional routes.

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    That'd be why, prices are doubled at piccadilly circus. Most of London they're 4 for £2.99 unless you buy them from a stall, or from a shop in one of the very touristy places.

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    I ride the bus for free with my U Card (Student ID).

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    £1.10 maximum fee per ride in and around North Birmingham, UK

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    Buses here are not to expensive. But be ready for a Ride for your life... The Drivers here drive like there is no stop light or something... Its like highway to hell.. I have those kind of Drivers..!
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    I pay $1.50,plus I get unlimited transfers.But my father works in the trasportation department for the city,I got a special card that lets me ride the buses,ferries,trains etc....for free
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    $2.10 here and your transfers are good for 4 hours.

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    In PA, it is 2d0llars in cash for the bus ride. extra 60 cents if you go past the first zone.

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    bus costs me £3.50 return.
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    To get to town for me is £1.50 and it's a 2 mile journey. They're hardly reliable either and the nearest bus stop is +1 mile away.
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    In Good ol Los Angeles it costs $1.25 one way for bus or subway.
    Or $3 for unlimited bus/subway rides for a day.

    You can get a unlimted bus/subway pass for the whole month for around $40.

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    Our buses are $1.25, but it will be going up soon.
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