NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com--the popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, plus a reservation fee--today announced it will be expanding its reserved-seating program on select routes to/from 30 cities in North America. The new service option allows customers to choose from 10 popular seats for a nominal fee. Tickets for specific reserved seats can be purchased at www.megabus.com today, with service beginning September 10.
The customer initiative premiered May 28 in the United States on select routes in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. and June 18 in Canada in Toronto, Kingston and Montreal.
Additional cities in which reserved seating will be available on megabus.com are:
- Austin, Texas
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Burbank, California
- Columbia, Missouri
- Columbus, Ohio
- Dallas/Ft. Worth
- Des Moines, Iowa
- Iowa City, Iowa
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Katy, Texas
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- Madison, Wisconsin
- New Orleans
- Oakland, California
- Omaha, Nebraska
- Riverside, California
- San Antonio
- San Francisco
- San Jose, California
- St. Louis, Missouri
- St. Paul, Minnesota
- Toledo, Ohio
"We've heard our customers' desires to secure some of the most-popular seats and we're providing that opportunity," said Mike Alvich, VP of Marketing and Public Relations for megabus.com/Coach USA. "With reserved seating, customers no longer need to arrive over an hour early to make sure they get the most-popular seats. Now they can simply book them in advance."
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.
"We know megabus.com customers will love being guaranteed a specific seat when booking their trip," added Alvich. "Providing the ability to quickly, easily and affordably select some of the most-popular seats will add comfort, peace of mind and an overall better travel experience."
Reserved seating is sold in certain cities on select routes and times and is only valid on the trip scheduled.
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 35 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.
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 is the first bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1, plus a reservation fee, via the Internet. 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 35 million customers.
Service for megabus.com operates daily. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes.
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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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