Megabus.com Expands to East Coast $1 express bus service's popularity drives expansion

Special FREE travel for one week is offered!



    NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, successfully serving
 more than 900,000 passengers since April 2006, today announced the
 expansion of its low-cost, intercity express bus service to the East Coast.
 Beginning May 30, East Coast residents can travel for as low as $1 from New
 York to Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Buffalo, N.Y. and
 Atlantic City, N.J. in the United States; and Toronto.
 
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     Passengers can begin booking today at http://www.megabus.com for all
 cities except Baltimore (coming soon-pending stop location)." Megabus.com
 will offer up to 55 daily departures from New York in new, greener,
 state-of-the-art motor coaches. See Web site for details. Customers are
 encouraged to book early to secure fares as low as $1 and will pay
 competitive fares the closer they book to the day of departure.
 
     Megabus.com is offering all fares booked to depart during the first
 service week of May 30-June 5 FREE, as an introductory rate (50 cent
 booking fee applies).
 
     "The overwhelming popularity of megabus.com's innovative, express bus
 service prompted us to expand to the East Coast," said Dale Moser,
 president and chief operating officer of megabus.com. "A growing number of
 our customers are leaving their car at home to go with megabus.com and have
 been delighted with their travel experiences. As the leader in providing
 budget intercity express coach services, megabus.com looks forward to
 serving East Coast travelers with the same passion and exceptional
 value-for-money our customers have come to expect."
 
     Megabus.com, a sister company of Gray Line New York Sightseeing and
 subsidiary of Coach USA, offers its customers a unique way to travel.
 Megabus.com provides convenient online booking, guaranteed seating,
 comfortable and safe coaches and luggage storage for a relaxed travel
 experience. Megabus.com will also offer WiFi, free video and the ability to
 access the Web site on customers' mobile devices (starting May 30) where
 they can view updates regarding travel reservations and schedules and
 purchase new tickets.
 
     "The public is responding with considerable enthusiasm to the express
 services provided by megabus.com and other low-cost providers," said Joseph
 Schwieterman, director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan
 Development and professor of public service management at DePaul
 University. "After years of decline, the industry is once again poised for
 growth."
 
     Booking for megabus.com travel is done 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 eight East Coast cities,
 17 Midwest cities and seven West Coast 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. East Coast cities
 served beginning May 30 include: New York; Atlantic City, N.J.; Baltimore;
 Boston; Buffalo, N.Y.; Philadelphia; and Washington in the United States;
 and Toronto. Midwest cities served 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. West Coast cities served include: Las Vegas; Los Angeles;
 Oakland, Calif.; Millbrae, Calif.; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose,
 Calif. 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, some that have been in business for more than 35 years,
 which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters and
 sightseeing tours. Megabus.com is also a sister company of Gray Line New
 York Sightseeing which has been operating in New York since 1926.
 
 
 

SOURCE megabus.com

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