Riding the bus is a cheap, environmentally friendly way to get around town. However, in one American city, taking the bus has gone upscale1. Welcome to the world of Leap Bus.
In San Francisco, Leap Bus came out earlier this year as a high-endsubstitute2 for the usual public transportation3. Five buses began taking commuters around the city in style. Rather than the usual cheap bench seats, the buses come with creamy leather5 ones. The vehicles also have on-board Wi-Fi available. There are even outlets6 so passengers can have their mobile phones recharged. This also comes in handy if they get a bit hungry or thirsty because, using the Leap app, commuters4 can order food and drinks on the bus.
Of course, such enjoyment and convenience does not come cheap. A ride costs around US$6, or nearly three times what a normal bus ticket costs in the city. A fresh organic7 juice while you ride will set you back another US$7. In a city where tech-conscious8 people love a good start-up, Leap Bus might just become the next big thing.