Megabus.com Expands Midwest Service
$1, express bus service's popularity fuels expansion to four cities
CHICAGO, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com today expanded its low-cost, express bus service to four additional cities. Megabus.com service is now available to and from Champaign, Ill.; Columbia, Mo.; Madison, Wis. and Memphis, Tenn., all with direct routes from Chicago. Passengers can book tickets at http://www.megabus.com. Service for Champaign, Ill.; Columbia, Mo.; and Madison, Wis. will begin today; service for Memphis, Tenn. will begin March 20. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080313/AQTH520) With the addition of these four cities, megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, will have service available between its hub in Chicago to a total of 16 cities. This total includes the currently serviced cities of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Bloomington/Normal, Ill.; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; St. Louis and Toledo, Ohio. "This expansion will provide more travelers the opportunity to experience megabus.com's popular and affordable city-to-city service," said Dale Moser, president and chief operating officer of megabus.com. Customers are encouraged to book early to secure fares as low as $1. Booking can be done 45 days in advance and customers will pay competitive fares the closer they book to the day of departure. Booking for megabus.com travel is done solely via the Internet at http://www.megabus.com. The Web site provides information on routes and arrival and departure times. Passengers can quickly book their travel and purchase tickets from the comfort of their home, office or wireless handheld device. The Web site is in English and Spanish. 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 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 more than 900,000 travelers. Midwest cities served by megabus.com include: Ann Arbor, Mich.; Bloomington-Normal, Ill.; Chicago; Champaign, Ill.; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbia, Mo.; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Mo.; Madison, Wis.; Memphis, Tenn.; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; St. Louis and Toledo, Ohio. Visit http://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 that operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters and sightseeing tours. Coach USA is a subsidiary of UK-based Stagecoach Group.
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