PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The days after Thanksgiving are typically busy shopping days, but they are also bustling with travelers.
Concord Coach Lines' Operations Manager, Dave Kent, says their transportation center put 45 buses on the road today. That number includes "protection buses" that are usually on standby when others fill up. Each bus seats about 51 people, making at least 2 round trips the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
"It looks like more and more people are using alternative transportation other than their car which is a great thing," says Concord Coach Lines' Division Manager, Dana Knapp, "We appreciate that."
Bus traveler, Mercedes Russell, says she plans to continue taking the bus, "as long as gas is this expensive."
The busiest day to travel by Concord Coach Lines is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.