Megabus.com Introduces Double-Decker Buses for Northeast City-to-City Travel New York and Washington first cities to receive 79-passenger closed

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    NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, an express bus service
 which offers fares as low as $1 via the Internet, will introduce
 closed-top, double-decker buses into its Northeast service today. The first
 double-decker is traveling between New York and Washington. Megabus.com is
 the first company in the United States to use double-decker buses for
 city-to-city travel.
 
     Megabus.com offers service to seven Northeast cities to and from New
 York including Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Buffalo, N.Y.
 and Atlantic City, N.J. in the United States; and Toronto. Double-deckers
 will continue to be introduced into megabus.com's Northeast cities over the
 next three months.
 
     "Based on the high volume of ticket sales since megabus.com's Northeast
 launch this March, we knew there would be a need for double-decker buses,"
 said Dale Moser, president and COO of megabus.com. "Megabus.com is the
 leader in introducing new concepts in intercity, express bus travel in the
 United States, and the double-deckers allow us to be innovative while
 making the journey unique and exciting for our customers."
 
     The 13.2 feet high, double-decker buses offer a panoramic view, free
 Wi-Fi and video, and are equipped with seat belts for every passenger and
 reclining seats. Luggage is kept in the back of the bus instead of
 underneath, allowing more room for passengers.
 
     Each new double-decker bus has the potential to remove 79 autos from
 the highway and offers environmental benefits. According to Moser, the
 double-decker will only use .46 gallons of fuel per passenger while a
 single-passenger car would use 2.75 gallons. A 737 airplane uses 3.73
 gallons.
 
     "The double-decker also produces seven times less CO2 than does a
 passenger car, thus making megabus.com the environmentally friendly
 alternative to driving or flying," said Moser.
 
     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.
 Visit http://www.megabus.com for route availability, arrival and departure
 times and travel alerts. The Web site is available in English and Spanish.
 
 
Note to Editor: Links to high-res photos, maps and FAQ below Links to Online media materials FAQ -- http://www.hanser.com/megabus_faq_northeast.doc About -- http://www.hanser.com/about_megabus.doc Photos -- http://www.hanser.com/megabus_double_decker_frontview.jpg http://www.hanser.com/megabus_double_decker_rearview.jpg

SOURCE megabus.com

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