bus_frontBuses are starting to give airlines, trains, and even cars a run for their money. With spiffed up coaches, internet reservations, and often significantly cheaper fares, bus travel is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to flying, taking the train and even driving your own car, according to a new study released Monday.

“It’s a … mode of travel that’s really shaking things up,” says Joseph Schwieterman, director of DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute which conducted the study. “The ability to hop on a bus for half the price of the next cheapest option is a game changer.”

Read the complete story at The Hattiesburg American.

The dates and locations of UTU regional meetings in 2012 are:

2012 UTU Western Regional Meeting
Hilton Portland Hotel, Portland, Ore.
June 18-20

2012 UTU Eastern Regional Meeting
Memphis Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tenn.
July 23-25

Online registration for the UTU regional meetings is now available. Links are also available for those attending the 2012 regional meetings to make their hotel reservations.

To register online or to obtain a mail-in registration form, click the appropriate link below:

Complete information on registering will also be available in the February 2012 UTU News.