“Now, you may have heard we’re taking a little road trip this week. It’s a chance to get out of Washington,” the president said to laughter from the crowd. “I must admit I’m traveling not in the usual RV. The bus we got parked outside is -- Secret Service did a full going over, so it's decked out pretty good. But it's a wonderful opportunity to get out of Washington and hit the road.”
When Obama took a similar taxpayer trip through Midwestern battleground states in August, the Associated Press reported that the Secret Service purchased a bus for the trip at a cost of $1.1 million.