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NEW YORK – OurBus, a tech company offering intercity bus service, is expanding to White Plains, New York, with express bus trips to Boston, serving the needs of local leisure travelers, effective immediately.
OurBus identified a critical need for more direct travel options for Westchester County residents to Boston, and is offering express service that will start on Tarrytown Road at the Westchester County Center and drop off in the Back Bay area of Boston, filling a much needed service gap. There are no flights from White Plains to Boston, and Amtrak’s Acela skips New Rochelle, with only the local Northeast Regional making a stop there.
“Up until now, there has been no direct, non-stop transportation of any kind between Westchester County and Boston - even though Boston is one of the top travel destinations for Westchester residents,” said Axel Hellman, co-founder of OurBus. “Historically, the only way Westchester residents could catch a bus to Boston, was to take an hour-long train ride into Manhattan, and catch a bus heading to Boston, which is very impractical,” he said. “This is going to be a transformative service that gives people in the area a quick, convenient alternative to driving.” West Chester to NY
Founded in 2016, OurBus uses analytics and crowdsourcing - fielding requests from existing and potential customers - to determine where to launch new routes.
OurBus has aggressively expanded its presence on the East Coast this spring, with the launch of several new bus services, including Philadelphia to Washington, DC, New York City to Philadelphia, and coming Memorial Day weekend, Newark, New Jersey to Washington, DC (Friday, Saturday and Sunday service).
At the end of May 2018, OurBus is entering into the Florida market, with the launch of Miami to Tampa service, with stops in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Sarasota.
OurBus also services the Philadelphia suburbs, with daily, express bus service to New York City, on its Main Line route, stopping at Fort Washington, King of Prussia, Malvern and West Chester. The Main Line, which launched in December 2017, is a cost-effective option for daytrippers, students, families and retirees who want to travel to New York City, in comfort.
By downloading the free OurBus app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, OurBus customers have the ability to:
o Eliminate the guesswork – track OurBus status via mobile phone
o Eliminate the hassle – no need to wait on long, slow lines at the station to purchase tickets
o Eliminate the stress – knowledgeable bus drivers and OurBus transportation planners share travel updates with customers in real-time and via social media
The company is now offering OurBus Select Membership program, targeting frequent travelers, students and families on a budget. Members will receive 50% off of 10 tickets, for $49.99. For an updated list of bus schedules and to enroll in the OurBus Select Membership program, visit OurBus.com or download the OurBus app.
Founded in 2016, OurBus is a technology company that specializes in crowd sourced bus routes, offering a revolutionary public transportation option for travelers and commuters. We provide an affordable, mobile app-based service that gives people a say in when, where and how they commute. Based in New York City, with routes operating around the country, OurBus is dedicated to empowering commuters and travelers. For more information, visit us at http://www.ourbus.com