I see on ATAC's web site where you can view the routes of individual buses, as well as their *projected* departure times from each stop (varying anywhere from 5-20 minutes apart).
Does that mean that there will be a bus at EVERY stop on that one particular route? Surely not!!! Let's say that I want to catch #64 from the Termini to Vatican, but I miss the 10am departure. By the departure schedule there's going to be another bus just 5 minutes later at 10:05, then one at 10:10, 10:15, then 10:21, etc. Going by that logic, there will be a #64 at every one of the 17 stops along that route at those times (well, roughly at those times).
Now assuming that I'm wanting to go from the Vatican TO the Termini, there's got to be ANOTHER 17 busses running the opposite way at those same times too. That's a total of 34 buses running at once just to keep that one line, #64, running.
That just doesn't seem correct to me. Where am I going wrong?
Oh yeah, what's the difference in the P and A on the route map? (Parking and... ???) That may help out a bit.
Thanks in advance.