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.
 
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     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.
 
 
 

SOURCE megabus.com

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