Megabus.com Reaches 30 Million Passengers
- Company grew 22 percent in one year
- Now serves more than 100 cities across North America
- Widely known for making bus travel "a cool thing"
NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, has served 30 million passengers across North America as of today.
With fares starting as low as $1, megabus.com has expanded rapidly over the course of its seven-year existence, from serving seven cities to/from Chicago in April 2006 to now serving more than 100 cities across North America.
Notable service expansions over the last three months include the additions of Burbank, Calif., Baton Rouge, La. and an additional eight departures out of the new Cleveland hub.
"Megabus.com is now the travel option of choice for more than 30 million people, and we're thrilled to serve them as our passengers," said Mike Alvich, megabus.com's Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. "Our customers continue to look for ways to stretch their hard-earned dollar, and we look forward to providing them with a safe, convenient and affordable travel option."
"The company's sales increased 22 percent in the United States during the past year," Alvich added.
Megabus.com is widely known for making bus travel "a cool thing," said by Joseph P. Schwieterman, Professor, School of Public Service and Director of Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University, while announcing "2012 Year-in-Review of Intercity Bus Service in the United States" study results on January 6 in Charlotte, NC.
Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and is one of the largest city-to-city express bus service providers in North America. In addition to affordable fares, megabus.com offers customers state-of-the-art, green-certified double-decker buses with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, seat belts, restrooms and are wheelchair accessible.
Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.
Megabus.com is one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation and serves more than 100 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 nine 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.
Additional safety information can be found in the video here: http://youtu.be/lUOa48278mM