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Study: Intercity bus continues growth, megabus serves 5M customers

Posted on March 23, 2010

[IMAGE]Megabusdouble-decker-sideMarch-232010FULL.jpg[/IMAGE] The intercity bus service industry continues to rise in popularity according to a recent study conducted by DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development.

Megabus.com, an express bus service, which offers fares as low as $1 via the Internet, announced on Tuesday it is maintaining growth and has served five million customers.

Also according to the study, amenities such as free Wi-Fi and power outlets add to the value, convenience and popularity of traveling intercity by bus. Megabus.com also increases the benefits of bus travel by operating environmentally friendly 81-passenger double-decker buses.

“Megabus.com has seen continued success for multiple reasons, primarily, travelers are still looking to save money and get a good deal,” said Dale Moser, president and COO of megabus.com. “The number one reason our customers travel with us is our low fares.”

Since its Midwest launch in April 2006, megabus.com has continued to steadily expand and now serves 17 Midwest cities.

“We are pleased that our customers are recognizing the benefits of intercity bus service and are continuing to contribute to our growth,” said Moser.

Read the study at http://las.depaul.edu/chaddick/ResearchandPublications/ReturnoftheIntercityBus/index.asp

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