‘Update: The Bus Is On Fire’ — Check Out This Travel Reporter’s Live-Tweets Of His Nightmare Trip On An Exploding Megabus!

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Folks… you get what you pay for.

Megabus, if you’ve never heard of the company, offers bus rides all around the country for as low as $1. If that sounds too good to be true to you, well, keep reading.

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Lucas Peterson is a reporter for the New York Times who makes his living covering travel — especially the kind of travel you can get on the cheap, hence his Twitter handle @FrugalTraveler.

So when he boarded a Megabus to go from Chicago to Milwaukee on Sunday — not even a hundred mile drive — it should have been no problem, right?! Just another trip?!

Well, things started off badly (below):

And then… they got so much worse.

Let’s let Peterson tell the crazy tale (below):

FIVE. HOURS. LATER.

Milwaukee is 92 miles from Chicago, roughly a drive of less than two hours under normal circumstances.

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…Just not when you pay $1 for the fare, apparently.

You can read more about Peterson’s Megabus experience HERE — nothing quite like cheap travel!!!

[Image via Lucas Peterson/Twitter.]

Feb 22, 2016 4:01pm PDT

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