A facility. It is a place where people can congregate to discuss something of varying importance which may or may not have ramifications on their lives and families. The facility can be boring. So, the purpose of this article is not to write about the “facility” per se. It’s about how to get there.
The origins of the form of transportation often used to get to the facility began in the 1800’s with horse drawn carriages. These carriages, once called coaches, were pulled through the streets using horse power. But these horse-drawn carriages/coaches were soon rendered obsolete.
There was a new kind of technology: the motor.
Once the motor came along, transportation changed. Horses were phased out as a form of vehicle power and soon coaches were pulled along by mechanical motors that spat out smoke and steam as they forced the coach to move along. First, there were motorcoaches, And then came trains. And then came cars. And then? Airplanes.
Ways to get to the facility changed. The methods adapted.
The motorcoach would quickly become the least sexy way to travel. It was possible, sure, to use a motorcoach to get from one place to another but all the cool kids had automobiles and, for longer trips, trains and planes. The motorcoach began to be looked down as part of the vehicle chain. But the statistics indicate that that should change.
The motorcoach is one of the most environmentally friendly vehicles out there. The motorcoach has the power to remove autos from the highway, operate with less carbon dioxide emissions, and effectively transport more passengers. Not convinced? See for yourself:
- Motorcoaches achieve 206.6 passenger miles per gallon (MPG), commuter rail gets 92.4 passenger MPG, transit buses achieve 31.4 passenger MPG, domestic airplane achieves 44 passenger MPG, personal automobiles averaged 27.2 passenger MPG, and hybrid cars 46 passenger MPG.
- Each full motorcoach has the potential of removing 55 autos from the highway, reducing congestion, cutting energy use, and reducing emissions.
- Motorcoaches emit the least carbon dioxide per passenger mile when compared to other forms of transportation.
- Motorcoaches are 3 times more efficient in reducing CO2 output when compared to commuter rail, and 6 times more efficient than transit buses.
This is an environmentally conscious day. People are up in arms about what has been done to the environment and what should be done to correct the damage humans have done. This should be a time where more people look at motorcoaches for transportation. They are effective. They are efficient. They reduce overall carbon dioxide emissions.
Motorcoaches account for 751 million passenger trips annually, moving more people in some years than commercial airlines do. And there are 5 times as many motorcoach terminals nationwide as there are airports, and 6 times as many bus terminals as there are intercity rail terminals.
The motorcoaches are doing something right.
Motorcoaches are perfect for city centers, where people need a quick lift to a quick destination to get around. Downtown centers, midtown centers, anywhere where there is a group of people close together, a bus is needed. They’re perfect for areas where there is a high density of people.
Motorcoaches would make little sense in a suburb. For one, most people in the suburb have their own vehicles, while, in the city center, there are some that rely exclusively on public transportation. To get to jobs. To get to the facility. To get to their social events.
Motorcoaches may have more features than previous motorcoaches. Some have likely been brought into the 21st century. There may be WiFi on a bus, ways to travel comfortably on a bus, mobile conference rooms, or other forms and features seen on local charter buses from motorcoach companies that have tips on chartering a bus.
There are many options for those looking to take a bus to a facility. Often, there are different routes that will lead to the same destination. If not, it is always possible to get off the bus and walk to the facility. The facility is a place where groups get together to talk and meet, possibly to play games and interact.
Taking the bus to the facility may take a little extra time compared to other forms of transportation. But it is reliable and environmentally friendly.