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I enjoyed Holly Bass’ piece “The Bus to Neverland” (12/26/97), in which she extolled the virtues of Peter Pan Trailways bus travel. I confirm her facts and her presentation of the attitude and atmosphere on the bus to New York City.

I am a season-ticket holder to the New York Metropolitan Opera and to the New York City Opera, both housed at Lincoln Center on Broadway. I take the 1 p.m. Peter Pan to the Port Authority in midtown Manhattan, which always gets in between 5 and 6 p.m., no matter the weather or traffic. After the opera, I take the midnight bus back to D.C., arriving at 4 a.m.

Since I am a graduate student at Georgetown, time is precious. A 15-hour “up and back” makes the trip worth going to the opera. Too, with an off-peak $50 student discount round-trip fare, it’s the best way to travel to the Big Apple.

Demography Department

Georgetown University

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