Megabus Launches New Route From NYC to Providence


Great things await travel in our future: jetpacks, floating walkways, miles long pneumatic tubes—all prophesied by the futurists at Hanna-Barbera—but what about the near future? In what ways can intercity travel become more convenient and efficient for us today? It’s a question we’ve asked and answered. It’s the bus.

More to the point, it’s Megabus. The Chicago-based company launched in 2006 as a subsidiary of Coach USA, and has since put itself at the vanguard of high-quality, low-cost city-to-city travel, servicing 19 Midwest and 14 Northeast cities in the United States. Later this summer, Megabus will introduce a new bus from New York City to Providence.

After the jump, learn about their big incentive for visiting the Creative Capital of Rhode Island.

On August 25, Megabus will give away 1,000 seats with the promo code LUVPROV. Accompanying your free ride will be free Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, reclining seats, and the comforting knowledge that your chosen mode of transport is serious about minimizing its carbon footprint.

“We have a safe and reliable service. Our 81 passenger Double Decker buses are the most environmentally friendly vehicles in the US,” relates Mr. Dale Moser, president and COO of Coach USA. It’s an impressive claim backed by fact. The Megabus Double Decker uses 25% less fuel per passenger mile than the average car, and gives off 10 times less CO2.

In other words, it’s efficient. That’s a word travelers stuck in airports, or watching digits roll at the gas pump, will profoundly appreciate. As will you on your next three day weekend getaway.

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