The other night after our meeting, a few of us were discussing the bus service into the City. Some of the ladies like to get the bus on Route 9 a short distance from home. They asked where I get the bus and I told them I go to the terminal in the next town.
One of my reasons for this is that I get on at the first stop, get my choice of seat and on the return trip, which usually is after dark, I don't have to watch for my stop and if I'm tired, I can sleep.
Someone commented that the terminal is in a not so good neighborhood, especially when travelling alone at night. My answer - I'm from New York, it doesn't bother me.