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Intercity Bus Travel Soars as Airline and Automotive Industries Continue to Struggle

 
 

CHICAGO (June 8, 2009) – As the global airline industry doubles their loss estimate and the automotive industry continues to shut down production, the intercity express bus industry continues to grow. Megabus.com, the first intercity, express bus service with fares as low as $1 via the Internet, announced today its sales have grown by 183 percent and it has served one million passengers in the past six months.

Megabus.com has served more than three million customers total since launching in April 2006, in part, due to travelers looking for economical solutions during tough times.

“While the public is feeling the effects of the current US economy, megabus.com has fast become the perfect solution for those looking to stretch their travel dollar,” said Dale Moser, president and COO of megabus.com. “The rapid rise to three million customers is proof of that.”

In addition to low fares, megabus.com offers passengers value including convenient express travel, free Wi-Fi and hassle-free boarding.

Megabus.com currently serves 17 Midwest cities and 13 Northeast cities. Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules and fares.

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 three million travelers. Northeast cities served by megabus.com include: Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Hartford, Niagara Falls, ON., New York, Philadelphia, Rochester, Syracuse, Toronto and Washington D.C. Midwest cities served by megabus.com include: Ann Arbor, Bloomington-Normal, Chicago, Champaign, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Toledo. 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.

Photo Link:
http://www.hanser.com/2009/news/midwest-photos/

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