Whizzing past the water, changing to land, you peek at the spedometer, and realize, you're going eighty on a fifty-five mile-an-hour speed-limit.
Why do they go so fast?
I think they go fast, because that way, they can make more money by getting more people once they're finished with you.
So, is this better than a bus?
In my opinion, no. Bus drivers lose their job (well, in some companies) if they're pulled over for speeding, and so, busses are better if you have lots of time for where you're going. If not, take a cab!