ELIZABETH, N.J., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This earth month megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of sustainable travel in the United States. Over the past decade megabus.com has provided transportation to more than 50 million customers across the country. To celebrate the milestone, megabus.com has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 10,000 trees along megabus.com routes and on college campuses throughout the country over the next year.
"Bus travel is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel and it also takes numerous single occupancy trips off the road," said Sean Hughes, director of corporate affairs for Coach USA/megabus.com. "In fact, a recent study of megabus.com customers found that traveling alone is the number one way people travel with us."
The brand is kicking off the celebration today in New York City with award-winning actor, Skylar Astin who will be sharing the news about this eco-friendly travel option. He'll be surprising and delighting customers with festive cake pops and helping to christen their 10th anniversary bus, featuring the brands beloved mascot, Chuck, at one of their Manhattan stops.
"I'm excited to help megabus.com celebrate their 10th anniversary by planting 10,000 trees along their routes," said actor Skylar Astin, "I appreciate their continued commitment to sustainable travel."
As a leader in sustainable bus travel efforts, megabus.com is always looking to continue to reduce their environmental impact which is why all megabus.com double decker busses are outfitted with a GreenRoads system. In addition to providing the drivers with real time information and feedback to drive safer, such as highlighting potentially hazardous areas or problematic trends, the system also assists with reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
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Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served more than 50 million customers. megabus.com maintains the highest (Satisfactory) safety compliance rating with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and is approved by Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX), an independent safety rating organization. Megabus.com currently operates service to/from more than 120 major cities in North America and 23 hubs.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. During the last 44 years, more than 250 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world.
Sean Hughes, director corporate affairs North America