NEW YORK (March 15, 2011) – Megabus.com, the first intercity, express bus service with fares from $1, announced today that they have served 16 million passengers across North America. The company, which launched in April 2006, has grown rapidly to serve more than 70 cities in North America due in no small part to near-record high gas prices.
"Travelers are continuously looking for ways to save money and as gas prices climb at an alarming rate, we've continued to be the affordable alternative to driving," said Dale Moser, president and COO of megabus.com. "We believe the price of traveling shouldn't keep you from the things you love, and megabus.com is proud to have reinvented the intercity bus industry with our pricing model, free Wi-Fi and power outlets. We are pleased to reach 16 million passengers and thank all our customers for helping us reach this milestone."
Customers choosing megabus.com over driving can see substantial savings. The ticket price for an average 250-mile trip on megabus.com could cost a customer as little as $1.50 one-way compared to $45 for a tank of gas (assuming their car gets 22 MPG at an average of $4 per gallon).
"I took four roundtrips between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and spent only $38.50 total. That's less than it cost to fill up my tank once," said customer Rebecca Hromiko of Pittsburgh.
Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules and fares.
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Megabus.com is the largest privately funded provider of intercity express bus transportation, serving more than 70 major cities in North America. Megabus.com is the first bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Megabus.com currently operates service from hubs in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and Toronto. 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. Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served more than 16 million travelers.
The company has created more than 500 new jobs throughout North America and employees undergo training of the highest industry standard. 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 and Google+ at http://bit.ly/wjWN4X.
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 more than 20 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. Coach USA a subsidiary of UK-based Stagecoach Group, one of the largest publicly traded companies in the transportation industry.