ELIZABETH, N.J., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company, today announced it will be expanding its double-decker reserved-seating program to include 10 additional options. Customers are now able to choose from a total of 20 popular seats for a nominal fee. Tickets for the 10 additional reserved seats can be purchased at http://www.megabus.com today for travel September 8 and beyond.
The reserved seating initiative premiered May 28, 2014 in the United States on select routes for 10 popular seats on the bus and was so successful that it has now expanded to all routes nationally and increased availability to 20 seats. In the past year, over 600,000 reserved seats have been purchased by megabus.com customers.
"Our customers have always found certain seats on the bus to be highly desirable," said Dale Moser, Chief Executive Officer of megabus.com. "We have received such positive feedback from customers regarding our reserved seating program that we wanted to expand to offer even more customers the opportunity to guarantee seats next to each other without the hassle of arriving over an hour early to secure them."
By purchasing adjoining reserved seats, friends and family members are guaranteed to sit next to each other. Reserved seats are visually distinct with solid blue coloring and are identified by a large number embroidered onto the seat fabric. This number corresponds to the specific seat number customers select on the megabus.com website at the time of purchase.
"Reserved seating is another way that megabus.com has enhanced the customer experience," added Moser. "It is a very simple process and provides travelers a convenient, affordable way to choose some of the most popular seats on our buses."
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, restrooms and are wheelchair accessible. Megabus.com equips every bus with three-point lap/shoulder seat belts, providing the top safety standard for megabus.com's 40 million passengers in more than 120 cities across North America.
Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.
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Megabus.com, one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation, maintains the highest (Satisfactory) safety compliance rating with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX), an independent safety rating organization that provides safety ratings of more than 300,000 passenger and freight carriers, announced in January 2014 that all megabus.com carriers are TSX-approved. Megabus.com is the first carrier group to achieve TSX approval, demonstrating the most stringent safety standards in the industry.
Megabus.com operates service to/from more than 120 major cities in North America from 23 hubs in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Gainesville, Los Angeles, Memphis, Mobile, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Francisco, St. Louis, Texas Triangle (Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio), Washington, D.C. and Toronto – creating more than 1,000 new, professional jobs during the past eight years.
Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served more than 40 million customers.
Service for megabus.com operates daily. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes.
Megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA, one of the largest transportation companies in North America. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates a family of 25 local companies in North America, some that have been in business for more than 75 years, which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, airport transportation services, charters and sightseeing tours.
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