Saturday, August 29, 2015

New bus services: growing like weeds, study finds

As many Philadelphia-area travelers have discovered in the last couple of years, new competitors have changed the intercity bus business, offering curbside pickups near other transportation hubs in Center City. The major lines, Boltbus and Megabus (the latter one with a growing network based on a Philly hub), contributed to making intercity bus service the fastest-growing mode of public transportation last year. A study done by DePaul University on the industry shows how successful services are growing, using clean new equipment, low fares and Wi-Fi on board to attract a new generation of customers. Read the full study at this link.

New bus services: growing like weeds, study finds

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As many Philadelphia-area travelers have discovered in the last couple of years, new competitors have changed the intercity bus business, offering curbside pickups near other transportation hubs in Center City. The major lines, Boltbus and Megabus (the latter one with a growing network based on a Philly hub), contributed to making intercity bus service the fastest-growing mode of public transportation last year. A study done by DePaul University on the industry shows how successful services are growing, using clean new equipment, low fares and Wi-Fi on board to attract a new generation of customers. Read the full study at this link.

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