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Crowd-sourced tech company, OurBus, announces expansion

Posted on August 13, 2018

OurBus, a tech company specializing in crowd-sourced intercity and commuter bus routes, is expanding to more than two dozen college towns across the U.S., targeting busy students who are looking for inexpensive and convenient travel options for visiting family, friends, and vacationing. To kick it off, OurBus is starting service from State College, Pa., to New York City.

Promotional fares will start at $25 each way, and tickets can be purchased here.

“While serving both leisure travelers and commuters has been a priority for us over the last two years, we’re eager to now expand our service to more college students, starting with State College, Pennsylvania, with additional service starting soon in Newark, Delaware, California, and Florida college towns,” said Axel Hellman, co-founder, OurBus. “Many of these college communities lack convenient and budget-friendly transportation options to major metropolitan cities and towns.”

The company will be offering complimentary bus rides to prospective students visiting select colleges starting this fall as part of the college initiative. OurBus will also be piloting additional luggage service for students going back-to-school, beginning with Ithaca this August.

OurBus offers express bus service to major cities on the East and West coasts, and Florida, including “pop-up” routes during spring and Winter breaks.

The company brings flexibility and creativity to developing bus routes in partnership with current and future customers, via crowd-sourcing.

OurBus currently offers bus service serving students in:

  • Binghamton, N.Y.
  • Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Ithaca, N.Y.
  • MiamiNew York City
  • New Brunswick, N.J.
  • Philadelphia
  • Syracuse, N.Y.
  • West Chester, Pa.
  • Washington, D.C.

By using crowd-sourcing to bring efficient bus service to leisure travelers, students, and families on a budget, OurBus — founded in 2016 — is bucking the traditional bus service model, which utilizes a point to point network concept, recognizing that travelers need reliable and efficient transportation that’s close to their home, with less transfers, and less time in the car.

On OurBus, riders can be as productive or as relaxed as they want to be, with all buses equipped with free Wi-Fi, individual charging ports, bottled water, and bathrooms.

The company is now offering the OurBus Select Membership program, targeting students, frequent travelers, and families on a budget. Members will receive 50% off of 10 tickets, for $49.99.

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