so, greyhound maybe the best alternative for a lot of east coast (let's say mid-atlantic area - DC, NYC, philly, baltimore, etc., i can handle being in a bus for 4-6 hours i think) travel for the diy filmmaker. they have round trip tix, dc-nyc, for around $45 - $70. and they travel overnight. so, if i want to, i can leave nyc at 1 am & get back to DC in time for an early breakfast at the 24-7 diner Tastee in silver spring, md.
not sure how comfortable greyhound trips are, but maybe i'll bring some DVDs to watch, & a nice pillow.
if this 8/31 trip to nyc & back on greyhound goes well, then greyhound maybe a good option for me & other east coast diy filmmakers, cheap travel between cities at all hours of the day - good way to go for getting to screenings & back i think. we'll see how it goes. will report back.