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NEW YORK (May 13, 2009) – Megabus.com, the first intercity, express bus service with fares as low as $1 via the Internet, is bringing Boston its first double-decker buses today.
To accommodate the arrival of the double-deckers, the bus stop location has relocated to the Boston Back Bay Station located at 145 Dartmouth St. All 13 departures and arrivals from New York and Hartford, N.Y., will now take place at this location.
“Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is pleased to be working closely with megabus.com to meet the intercity travel needs of Bostonians,” said Mark Boyle, assistant general manager for development at MBTA.
“Megabus.com has served more than 400,000 customers to and from Boston since our Northeast launch in May 2008,” said Dale Moser, president and COO of megabus.com. “We’re bringing the future of bus travel to Boston today, being the first company to use double-deckers to carry passengers intercity in the United States.”
The 81-passenger, 13.1 feet high, double-decker buses offer free Wi-Fi, power outlets and DVD video capabilities, as well as a panoramic view, comfortable reclining seats, restroom, safety belts and ADA accessibility.
Megabus.com’s double-decker buses are designed with the latest technology available, and provide significant environmental benefits. Each double-decker bus has the potential to remove 81 automobiles from the highway and is among the most energy and fuel efficient ways to travel. According to Moser, the double-decker is 10 times more efficient than a 737 airplane and 25 times more efficient than a single-passenger car.
“We are pleased to see megabus.com, the leader in intercity express bus service, increase its capacity to bring visitors to Boston,” said Pat Moscaritolo, president and CEO of Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
About megabus.com Megabus.com is the first intercity, express bus line dedicated to bringing high-quality, low-cost travel options to 17 Midwest cities and 13 Northeast cities for as low as $1 via the Internet. 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 nearly 3 million travelers. Northeast cities served by megabus.com include: Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Hartford, Conn.; Niagara Falls, ON., New York, Philadelphia, Rochester, Syracuse, Toronto and Washington D.C. Visit www.megabus.com for additional service routes to and from the listed cities.
Chicago-based megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA. 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 35 years, which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters and sightseeing tours.
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