Motorcoach

Megabus grew more than 200 percent in 2008

Posted on January 13, 2009

Megabus.com, the first low-cost, intercity express bus service with fares as low as $1 via the Internet, announced that it has served two million customers, in part, due to travelers looking for economical solutions during tough times.

According to a recent study conducted by Chicago-based DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, while nearly all indicators show a slowing economy, intercity bus travel is a booming trend. It is the second year the Chaddick Institute has cited megabus.com as a major force in driving the popularity of intercity bus travel.

High gas prices, the need for alternative travel options, convenience and cheap fares have boosted ticket sales for megabus.com service since its April 2006 launch. Megabus.com currently serves 30 cities across the Midwest and Northeast.

Megabus.com has grown 202 percent in the last year. The Chaddick Institute Policy Study also stated that in 2008 the intercity bus industry posted its biggest one-year gain in service. The Motorcoach Council has called the rise in bus popularity the MegaBus movement.

 

 

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Baron's Bus named METRO's Motorcoach Operator of the Year

Patrick Goebel was on hand to accept the award during a ceremony held during UMA Expo 2019, which was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

UMA Expo focuses on future, innovation

Making the education of the incoming Congress on the issues facing the industry was also a major focus at this year's Expo held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

TEMSA North America open for business

Will work directly with bus operators to furnish parts, service and warranty support as well as to connect them with new vehicles.

UMA expects record attendance at 2019 Congressional Fly-In

The event will take place April 2 to 3 in Washington D.C., with the goal for operators to meet as many representatives as possible.

Crowd-sourced OurBus expanding in Northeast, Texas

The company is also offering special membership program, targeting students, frequent travelers, and families on a budget.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation