NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, launched new services out of Cleveland to/from eight additional cities today.
Cleveland residents can now travel express to Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, Erie, Pa., as well as Buffalo, NY, with connections to Atlanta, Lexington, Ky. and Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tenn. Each of the new cities is served via Coach USA subsidiary Lakefront Lines.
"Megabus.com's addition of eight city connections into Cleveland is a tremendous asset for our city as a business and leisure destination," said David Gilbert, President & CEO of Positively Cleveland. "There is plenty for visitors to see with more than $2 billion in visitor-related developments currently happening and now it is even easier than before for people to travel to downtown and experience everything we have going on. There has truly never been a better time to visit to Cleveland."
Additionally, starting today, megabus.com has moved from their previous location on the west side of West 3rd St., between Frankfort Ave and West Superior Ave, to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center at the intersection of 22nd St and Prospect Avenue, at 2115 East 22nd Street, near Cleveland State University. The buses pick up customers in Lane A at Stop 3.
"This exciting addition is a result of a strong partnership between Cleveland State University, the City of Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and megabus.com to provide the residents of – and visitors to – Cleveland with more destinations, even more convenient access to local transit services and an overall greater traveling experience," said Mike Alvich, VP of marketing and public relations for megabus.com/Coach USA. "We couldn't be more thrilled to be operating out of the RTA's Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center and look forward to serving even more travelers."
Megabus.com continues to serve Ann Arbor, Mich., Toledo, Ohio, State College, Pa., Chicago, Detroit, New York and Pittsburgh. Totaling 11 daily arrival/departures, Cleveland has become a megabus.com hub in the Midwest.
"I am grateful to CSU, the City of Cleveland, and to megabus.com for the cooperation that resulted in a better place for all passengers," said Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman."This is exactly the kind of collaboration that shows people how welcome they are to Cleveland and how we wish all of our visitors safe travels."
Customers are encouraged to book early to secure the best rates.
"The $1 fares go quickly, but there are many other great fares available if you book early," said Alvich. "Traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays is another great way Cleveland customers and all travelers can secure the best megabus.com fares."
Lakefront Lines Inc. was purchased by Coach USA, megabus.com's parent company, in July 2012. Customers purchasing tickets on these single-decker, Wi-Fi-enabled buses have access to megabus.com convenient online purchasing, pricing with fares starting at $1 (plus a reservation fee) and access to the megabus.com network.
Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and is one of the largest city-to-city express bus service providers in North America. In addition to affordable fares, megabus.com offers customers state-of-the-art, green-certified double-decker buses with free Wi-Fi, restrooms and are wheelchair accessible.
Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.
ABOUT LAKEFRONT LINES
Lakefront Lines was founded in 1962 by Robert Goebel and is still managed by members of the Goebel Family. The Goebel Family owned the business until 2008 when sold to Coach America. In October 2012, Coach USA announced the acquisition of Lakefront Lines Inc.
The Lakefront Lines fleet is comprised of 175 vehicles and serves travelers in Eastern Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia and Tennessee with operations in Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Megabus.com is one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation and serves approximately 100 cities in North America, including routes operated by other Coach USA subsidiaries.
Megabus.com is the first express bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Megabus.com operates service from 13 hubs in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Texas Triangle (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio), Washington D.C. and Toronto - creating more than 1,000 new, professional jobs. Visit www.megabus.com for a complete list of cities served.
Service for megabus.com operates daily. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes. Each year megabus.com carries eight million customers safely on more than 200,000 trips using the most modern fleet of double-decker buses on this continent. Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served more than 29 million travelers. For the latest news and travel deals, follow megabus.com on Twitter at @megabus and Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/megabus.com.officialpage.
Megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA, one of the largest transportation companies in North America, and maintains the highest safety compliance rating (Satisfactory) from the US Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates 30 local companies in North America, some that have been in business for more than 70 years, which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters and sightseeing tours.
Additional safety information can be found in the video here: http://youtu.be/lUOa48278mM