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April 2, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Puttin’ on the dog: Greyhound buys 220 snazzy new buses

My college daughter and a friend just got back from a spring-break trip to San Francisco, traveling on the déclassé transportation choice of the masses (and starving college students everywhere): Greyhound. The very first leg of the journey, from Seattle to Portland, was on a shiny new bus with comfortable seats and clean restrooms, they said. The rest of the trip: Well, not so much. Those dogs had run a lot of miles.

So it might come as good news that Greyhound on Monday announced its largest bus purchase in more than 20 years, for 220 new buses.

Greyhound's new buses feature a blue-and-chrome exterior. (photo courtesy of Greyhound Lines)

The new buses feature a blue-and-chrome exterior. (photo courtesy of Greyhound Lines)

They’ll feature a new blue and chrome exterior  —  or “livery,” in motor-coach lingo — with interior comfort of the kind I sure don’t remember from cross-country freeway voyages of my teenage days:

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