FAIRFAX, Va. and PARAMUS, N.J., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX) and Coach USA today announced that all megabus.com carriers are now TSX approved, making megabus.com the first carrier group to achieve TSX approval for all of its motor carriers. Almost a third of Coach USA's other companies are also TSX approved.
Fairfax, VA-based TSX is an independent safety rating organization that provides safety ratings of more than 300,000 passenger and freight carriers.
Paramus, NJ-based Coach USA is a motor coach company made up of more than 30 local companies in North America that operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters, and city sightseeing tours.
"We are very proud of the number of TSX Approved companies in both our megabus.com group and in the overall Coach USA organization, because it demonstrates that we have implemented the highest standards of safety," said Don Carmichael, Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, Safety of Coach USA. "We take our commitment to safety very seriously, and now with the entire megabus.com group of companies achieving TSX approval, we are being recognized for maintaining the most stringent safety standards in the industry.
As a company, we have committed ourselves to delivering the safest service in our industry for our customers, employees and overall stakeholders and it is very rewarding to be recognized for that commitment."
"It is important for customers to have a way to identify the safer carriers on the road. Megabus.com and Coach USA have made safety their top priority," said Dr. Jolanda Janczewski, Chief Executive Officer of Transportation Safety Exchange. "We believe that quality service delivery, which includes a non-compromising approach to safety, is a distinct advantage in the motor coach industry. It's very impressive that all of the companies in the megabus.com group of Coach USA have achieved a TSX approval. This demonstrates this motor carrier's dedication to the highest safety standards. TSX makes it easy for end users to check the safety ratings of motor carriers so they can choose those with the best safety records."
"TSX Approved is viewed as public endorsement of megabus.com and Coach USA's achievement in reaching and maintaining the highest safety standards in our industry. Customers can be assured that this commitment will continue with ongoing investment in safety policies, programs and systems." said Carmichael.
ABOUT MEGABUS.COM AND COACH USA
Megabus.com, operating in 33 states in the USA, the District of Columbia and two provinces in Canada, is one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation. Megabus.com serves more than 120 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 10 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 30 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.
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About Transportation Safety Exchange
Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX) is an independent rating organization that inspects, monitors and reports the safety performance of motor carriers in the ground transportation industry. TSX's mission is to reduce highway accidents, save lives and minimize the cost of damages from motor carrier accidents across North America. For more information and to access the TSX Motor Carrier ratings visit www.GetThereSafely.com