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August 8, 2013

Intercity bus travel surging, aided by discount ops

Discount city-to-city operators, such as BoltBus and Megabus, came to Philadelphia in 2008 where the number of trips by discount carriers rocketed 30.6% between 2011 and 2012.


May 21, 2013

NTSB defends study preceding Chinatown bus shutdowns

An advocacy group cited anomalies in how the board classified motorcoach operators and calculated fatality rates, raising doubts about the report's conclusion that curbside companies, including most Chinatown carriers, are about seven times more likely to have passenger deaths than companies using terminals.


March 15, 2013

YO! bus launches non-stop Boston-to-N.Y. service

Jointly operated by Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines, the service offers guaranteed seating, extra legroom with comfortable leather seating, free Wi-Fi and power outlets.


March 4, 2013

Service demand spikes for Fung Wah competitors

Weekend passengers aiming to travel to Manhattan endured long lines waiting to book tickets on competitor bus services, with many selling out.


February 28, 2013

FMCSA orders Fung Wah to temporarily shut down

The administration's safety investigators are also continuing their examination of the carrier's operations, including examining the safety records of its vehicles, drivers and other company safety performance requirements prescribed by federal regulations, and may consider additional actions against the company if warranted.


September 20, 2012

Greyhound, Peter Pan team to offer intercity service

Launching eight daily non-stop departures each way between New York and Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhoods on Sept. 27. One-way tickets are as low as $12 every day.


June 19, 2012

N.Y. permit system to regulate intercity buses

Penalties for intercity buses in violation of permit requirements or restrictions would consist of a fine of up to $1,000 for a first violation, up to $2,500 for repeat violations, and permit suspension or revocation.


June 7, 2012

Business lessons from the Chinatown bus industry?

With the recent federal shutdown of 26 bus companies, it appears that the era of the Chinatown bus has come to a close. Fast Company magazine weighs in on what these companies did wrong and what they did right.


April 23, 2012

N.Y. officials push to regulate intercity buses

Proposed legislation, which would impose stiff fines for violators, includes designating pick-up and drop-off locations, providing information about buses being used, number of passengers they are carrying and where the vehicles would be parked when not in use.


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