Megabus, Coach USA implementing GreenRoad system
April 24, 2015
Beginning this month, 3,200 megabus.com and Coach USA drivers will start using the GreenRoad system to help reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions, improve customer comfort and cut the risk of accidents.
Megabus.com and Coach USA are targeting a 3% reduction in fuel consumption using the technology, which is being rolled out on its fleet of 2,400 buses. This initiative follows
Report: Intercity motorcoach usage continues to rise
January 15, 2015
DePaul University of Chicago and its Chaddick Institute released its annual report, entitled "Adding on Amenities, Broadening the Base/2014 Year-in-Review: Intercity Bus Service in the United States," showing the eighth consecutive year of growth for the scheduled services, point-to-point segment of the motorcoach industry, such as Megabus, at the American Bus Association’s Marketplace in St
Intercity Bus Shake Up Competitive Landscape
September 23, 2013
to the sector’s competitive landscape. The study is conducted by Joseph P. Schweiterman, Marisa Schulz, Brian Antolin and a team of data collectors who sift through the schedules of more than 90 scheduled operators.
Shunning traditional stations by operating from curbside locations in many cities, BoltBus and Megabus have together grown by more than 25% over the past 18 months. These discount city
Fla.’s HART partners with Megabus to expand intermodal service
May 15, 2014
Starting Thursday, Tampa, Fla. residents will be able to travel express using Megabus.com to and from Miami and Orlando for as little as $1, from the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Marion Transit Center (MTC).
By making other connections, residents gain access to 120 cities across the U.S., significantly expanding the intermodal system at MTC. That was made possible through
Megabus expands into N.C., S.C.
February 25, 2014
Megabus.com expanded service to Columbia, S.C. and Fayetteville, N.C. and added services to and from Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; and Durham, N.C.
Columbia and Fayetteville residents will be able to travel express between the two cities, as well as to and from Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; and Durham, N.C., for as low as $1 on three daily arrivals and departures. In each service location, megabus
SoCal transit center incorporates innovation with sustainable design
March 30, 2015
Convention Center and the Anaheim/Orange County Walk of Stars, as well as two major sports venues, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and the Honda Center.
Constructed at a cost of $135 million, the 67,000-square-foot ARTIC terminal allows 10,000 daily riders to move seamlessly between transit services that include Amtrak; Metrolink; OCTA; and intercity buses, Megabus.com, Greyhound Bus lines; Anaheim Resort
Study: Travelers’ use of personal electronic devices rising sharply
July 22, 2014
A new study by DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development reveals the use of personal electronic devices on city-to-city trips continues to rise sharply, particularly on low-cost express bus services like megabus.com.
“As opposed to airline customers who cannot surf the Internet, email, text or place phone calls during takeoff or landing, which can consume more than
Megabus stop to return to U. of Vermont campus
December 13, 2013
BURLINGTON, Vt. — A University of Vermont (UVM) spokesperson told Burlington Free Press that Megabus will move its pick-up and drop-off location back to the campus.
The carrier moved its stop away from the UVM campus in November after being asked by the university to relocate it in response to multiple instances of suspected drug trafficking and a drug arrest at the stop. For the full story
Motorcoach Express Services Flourish
August 17, 2012
Convenience, amenities, cost and a growing eco-consciousness continue to be major factors for the growth of express bus services in the U.S. As their popularity grows, operations including Megabus, Greyhound, and Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines subsidiary BoltBus have begun spreading from the Northeast to the Midwest, and now, to the West.
“We saw that passengers were looking for a way
Megabus earns TSX safety rating
January 9, 2014
Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX) and Coach USA announced all megabus.com carriers are now TSX approved, making megabus.com the first carrier group to achieve TSX approval for all of its motor carriers. Almost one-third of Coach USA's other companies are also TSX approved.
Fairfax, Va.-based TSX is an independent safety rating organization that provides safety ratings of more than 300