(www.gawkwire.com) – Megabus.com – the popular city-to-city, express bus company – today announced a partnership with Google Maps which will allow travelers the option to customize their trip to determine the best modes of transportation to take them to their final destinations.
Megabus.com’s complete scheduling data has now been integrated into Google Maps and, depending on the trip, megabus.com service may be combined with other transportation options to take travelers directly from their doorstep to their final destination. Google Maps can be accessed at https://www.google.com/maps
Through Google Maps, travelers can search for available megabus.com routes by inputting a city name, address or even just a business or location if an exact address is available. Travelers can also easily access estimated fare comparisons to ensure that they choose the best available options.
“Megabus.com is always looking for ways to make it easier for our customers to plan their travel. We are delighted to be able to partner with Google to offer travelers the ability to seamlessly plan their route from start to finish with just a few simple clicks,” said Dale Moser, megabus.com CEO.
Now that megabus.com has partnered with Google Maps, customers can actually preview street level views of the bus stops for additional planning. Google Maps can even provide megabus.com customers with walking directions to or from the bus stop so that they can ascertain exactly how to get to the nearest transit station for a connection or guide them through walking to their final destination.
“We are pleased to welcome megabus.com to Google Maps. This partnership shows megabus.com’s commitment to innovating, as well as serving and attracting new riders. Together we can provide useful and accurate information to help people quickly get to where they want to go,” said Ryan Poscharsky, Strategic Partner Manager at Google.
Megabus.com, one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation, maintains the highest (Satisfactory) safety compliance rating with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX), an independent safety rating organization that provides safety ratings of more than 300,000 passenger and freight carriers, announced in January 2014 that all megabus.com carriers are TSX-approved. Megabus.com is the first carrier group to achieve TSX approval, demonstrating the most stringent safety standards in the industry.
Megabus.com operates service to/from more than 120 major cities in North America from 23 hubs in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Gainesville, Los Angeles, Memphis, Mobile, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Francisco, St. Louis, Texas Triangle (Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio), Washington, D.C. and Toronto – creating more than 1,000 new, professional jobs during the past eight years.
Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served more than 40 million customers.
Service for megabus.com operates daily. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes.
Megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA, one of the largest transportation companies in North America. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates a family of 25 local companies in North America, some that have been in business for more than 75 years, which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, airport transportation services, charters and sightseeing tours.
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