Megabus.com Tops Six Million Customers Travelers Save Money, Fuel and Environment

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, the first intercity, express bus services with fares from $1, has served 6 million passengers across the Northeast and Midwest and continues to see solid growth and popularity.

"Megabus.com redesigned what bus travel should be and we've continued to grow for numerous reasons, primarily, travelers are still looking to save money," said Dale Moser, CEO of megabus.com.  "The number one reason our customers travel with us is our low fares.  Additionally, our customers appreciate the convenience and added value of our service including free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and 'green' state-of-the art double-decker buses."

Megabus.com has reached its most recent million passengers in less than four months after reaching five million passengers in March 2010.  

Megabus.com has continued to steadily expand and now serves 33 cities across the Northeast and Midwest and seven cities in Canada.  Service is available to/from three hubs including Chicago, New York, Toronto and (beginning July 21) Philadelphia.

Megabus.com's also offers environmental benefits. Each megabus.com double-decker bus has the potential to remove 81 automobiles from the highway and is among the most energy and fuel efficient way to travel.  Megabus.com double-decker buses are 10 times more efficient than a 737 airplane and 25 times more efficient than a single-passenger car per passenger per mile.

Specifically, fuel consumption per passenger per mile for a megabus.com double decker bus is .002 gallon – a 737 is .02 gallon and a single-passenger car is .05 gallon.

Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules and fares.

Megabus.com high-resolution and broadcast-quality content for download:

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Northeast double-decker photos - http://www.hanser.com/2009/news/northeast-photos/

Midwest double-decker photos - http://www.hanser.com/2009/news/midwest-photos/

About megabus.com

Megabus.com is the first intercity, express bus line dedicated to bringing high-quality, low-cost travel options to 19 Midwest cities, 14 Northeast cities and seven Canadian 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 six million travelers.  Visit 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.

SOURCE megabus.com


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