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NEW YORK, N.Y. (Nov. 16, 2010) – New York City residents can now travel to Hartford, Conn., and Amherst, Mass., for as low as $1. Megabus.com, a city-to-city, express bus company today announced that they will expand its New York service and begin daily routes to and from these cities on Dec. 15.Megabus.com will offer five daily departures on this route from its departure location at on the west side of 9th Avenue, just north of the intersection of 9th Avenue and 31st Street. With the addition of these cities, megabus.com now serves 15 cities from its New York hub.To celebrate this major service expansion, megabus.com is offering 1,000 free seats for travel Dec. 15 through Jan. 15. The free seats will be available on megabus.com departures to and from Amherst and Hartford. Customers will need to use the promo code NEWNYC when booking their tickets via www.megabus.com (subject to availability on select dates, routes)."The overwhelming popularity of megabus.com inspired us to expand our service reach again,” said Dale Moser, president of Coach USA/megabus.com. "As the public continues to search for ways to stretch their dollar, megabus.com will now be able to deliver a greater travel value to residents of New York City.”Customers are encouraged to book early to secure $1 fares. Fares always start as low as $1 and get higher as the traveling date gets closer.Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and has served more than 7 million travelers. In addition to low fares, megabus.com offers customers environmentally-friendly buses, free Wi-Fi, power outlets and restrooms.“We are pleased that megabus.com is expanding its New York City service just in time for the winter travel season—there’s never been a better time for those traveling to the five boroughs to experience the City’s energy and excitement at such an extraordinary value,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company, the City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization.Additionally, routes to and from Pittsburgh and State College, Penn., will be doubled to four daily departures.Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.###About megabus.comMegabus.com is the first intercity, express bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Megabus.com currently serves nearly 50 cities in North America from hubs in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto and Washington D.C. 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 7 million travelers. U.S. cities served by megabus.com include: Albany, N.Y.; Amherst, Mass.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Baltimore; Bloomington-Normal, Ill.; Boston, Buffalo, N.Y.; Chicago, Champaign, Ill.; Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbia, Mo.; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Detroit, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Frederick, Md.; Hampton, Va.; Harrisburg; Penn.; Hartford, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Iowa City, Iowa; Kansas City; Knoxville, Tenn.; Madison, Wisc.; Memphis, Tenn.; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Providence, R.I.; Richmond, Va.; Rochester, N.Y.; St. Louis; State College, Penn.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Toledo, Ohio and Washington D.C. Canadian cities served include: Kingston, Kirkland, Montreal, Niagara Falls, Scarborough, Toronto and Whitby. 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 70 years, which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters and sightseeing tours. , some that have been in business for more than 70 years, which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters and sightseeing tours.
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