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• City-to-city, express bus service with free Wi-Fi from $1• Mississippi marks 33rd state for popular express bus company• Service begins December 17• Tickets from $1 can be purchased on megabus.com today(December 6, 2013) – Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, today announced expansion to Mississippi with services to/from Jackson. Service begins December 17 and tickets can be purchased at www.megabus.com today.Starting December 17, Jackson residents will be able to travel express to Memphis and New Orleans for as low as $1. The entrance into Mississippi marks the 33rd U.S. state in which megabus.com operates. There will be three daily routes from the arrival/departure location at 213 N. Lamar St., near the intersection of N. Lamar St. and E. Amite St., with nearby access to the Jatran public transit system. Limited parking spaces are available for short- and long-term parking at the nearby Central Parking Systems parking lot."Megabus.com has rapidly become the travel option of choice for more than 30 million people and today we’re excited to bring our unique travel option to Jackson,” said Mike Alvich, VP of Marketing and Public Relations for megabus.com/Coach USA. “As Americans continue to look for ways to stretch their dollar, we look forward to providing safe, convenient and affordable travel to the thousands of Jackson-area residents.” “Jackson customers can travel to these three metropolitan cities in approximately the same amount of time it would take to drive themselves, without the stress of being behind the wheel,” added Alvich. “Customers can recline, rest and even sleep, or, if they prefer, keep themselves connected and entertained with free Wi-Fi and power outlets in every seat on our state-of-the-art double-decker buses.” “We welcome megabus.com to Jackson,” said Wanda Collier-Wilson, President and CEO of Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau. “There is tremendous demand for affordable travel options, and that’s exactly what megabus.com provides. We look forward to welcoming more visitors through the arrival/departure location at 213 N. Lamar St.”Customers are encouraged to book early to secure the best rates. “The $1 fares go quickly, but there are many other great fares available if you book early,” said Alvich. “Traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays is another great way Jackson customers and all travelers can secure the best megabus.com fares.”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, restrooms and are wheelchair accessible. Megabus.com has equipped every bus purchased since 2006 with three-point lap/shoulder seat belts, providing the top safety standard for megabus.com’s 30 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 high-resolution and broadcast-quality content for download: Megabus.com B-roll: http://bit.ly/y6yePs Megabus.com photos: http://bit.ly/eTPSDl ###ABOUT MEGABUS.COM Megabus.com is one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation and serves approximately 120 cities in North America, including routes operated by other Coach USA subsidiaries. Megabus.com is the first express bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Megabus.com operates service from 13 hubs in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Texas Triangle (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio), Washington D.C. and Toronto - creating more than 1,000 new, professional jobs. 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. Each year megabus.com carries six million customers safely on more than 200,000 trips using the most modern fleet of double-decker buses on this continent. Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served more than 30 million travelers. 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. Megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA, one of the largest transportation companies in North America, and maintains the highest safety compliance rating (Satisfactory) from the US Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates 30 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. Additional safety information can be found in the video here: http://youtu.be/lUOa48278mM
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