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Bus and Amtrak are definitely great alternatives (or even first choices) in short haul travel, especially along U.S. eastern corridor, and the industry orgs & companies should step up their marketing in the coming days.

The American Bus Association (ABA) is trying to woo airline passengers who are frustrated by flight delays this week to take long-distance buses to reach their destinations.

The Washington, D.C.-based ABA said airline passengers should consider other modes of transportation for their trips – namely buses.

“As flight delays become more frequent and get longer because of the government’s sequestration and inability to reach an agreement on the nation’s finances, there’s a much better alternative that sitting in a delayed airplane on the ramp waiting to take off or holding before the pilots are cleared to land,” ABA said in a statement. “Ride a motorcoach.”

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