Low Fares, Free Wi-Fi and Power Outlets - Amenities and Popularity of Intercity Bus Service Continue Growth Megabus.com Serves Five Million Customers

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The intercity bus service industry continues to rise in popularity according to a recent study conducted by DePaul University's Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development.  Megabus.com, the express bus service, which offers fares as low as $1 via the Internet, announced today it is maintaining growth and has served five million customers.

Also according to the study, amenities such as free Wi-Fi and power outlets add to the value, convenience and popularity of traveling intercity by bus. Megabus.com also increases the benefits of bus travel by operating environmentally friendly 81-passenger double-decker buses.

"Megabus.com has seen continued success for multiple reasons, primarily, travelers are still looking to save money and get a good deal," said Dale Moser, president and COO of megabus.com. "The number one reason our customers travel with us is our low fares."

Since its launch in April 2006, megabus.com has continued to steadily expand and now serves 17 Midwest cities and 11 Northeast cities.

"We are pleased that our customers are recognizing the benefits of intercity bus service and are continuing to contribute to our growth," said Moser.

Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules and fares.

Link to photos:

http://www.hanser.com/2009/news/midwest-photos/

http://www.hanser.com/2009/news/northeast-photos/

Link to study:

http://las.depaul.edu/chaddick/ResearchandPublications/ReturnoftheIntercityBus/index.asp

About megabus.com

Megabus.com is the first intercity, express bus line dedicated to bringing high-quality, low-cost travel options to 17 Midwest cities and 11 Northeast cities for as low as $1 via the Internet. Service for megabus.com operates daily. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes. Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served five million travelers. Northeast cities served by megabus.com include: Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, New York, Philadelphia, Rochester, Syracuse, Toronto and Washington D.C. Midwest cities served by megabus.com include: Ann Arbor, Bloomington-Normal, Chicago, Champaign, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Toledo.  Visit www.megabus.com for additional service routes to and from the listed cities.  Chicago-based megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates more than 20 local companies in North America.

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