Articles tagged “bus”

GoEuro Touts Growth in Ground Transport But Sees No Profit in Sight

GoEuro Touts Growth in Ground Transport But Sees No Profit in Sight

Sean O'Neill, Skift

GoEuro CEO Naren Shaam said his company is having strong growth in helping consumers book intercity trips on their smartphones. But can he guide his company into profitability?

2 months ago

Bus Travel Is Growing Around the World, But Airline Competition Is Increasing

Bus Travel Is Growing Around the World, But Airline Competition Is Increasing

Dan Peltier, Skift

As economies around the world continue to fluctuate from boom to bust times, the bus market will remain relevant to capitalize on what consumers can afford and what amenities they're willing to give up -- or gain -- from choosing the road over the skies.

2 years ago

Budget Bus Travel Boom in France Following Deregulation

Budget Bus Travel Boom in France Following Deregulation

Gregory Viscusi , Bloomberg

A perfect example of how people will always want to travel. If you make travel easier and more affordable to do so, you'll be opening up movement and commerce in a way that can be an economic boost, too.

2 years ago

New York Faces $10 Billion Price Tag to Replace Main Bus Terminal

New York Faces $10 Billion Price Tag to Replace Main Bus Terminal

Martin Braun, Bloomberg

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is a relic of New York's past, but the Port Authority's many improvement projects -- including its airports -- make it difficult to say which should be prioritized for both locals and visitors.

4 years ago

NYC Tour Bus Companies Pay $7.5 Million in Antitrust Settlement

NYC Tour Bus Companies Pay $7.5 Million in Antitrust Settlement

Associated Press

Despite travelers' increasing affinity for more local experience, the tour bus remains a quintessential part of the tourism industry and profitable venture -- especially in a city as large as New York.

4 years ago

Bus Booking Platform Busbud Raises $9 Million to Expand

Bus Booking Platform Busbud Raises $9 Million to Expand

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Busbud sets itself apart from other bus travel startups in both the breadth of its inventory and the markets it is going after, especially South America where bus travel is more common than the U.S.

4 years ago

Greyhound CEO on the Challenges Facing Bus Booking Startups

Greyhound CEO on the Challenges Facing Bus Booking Startups

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The bus market is considerably different from air travel and hotels, but based on Greyhound's startup experiment there still remains an opportunity for one or two bus travel aggregators to break through.

4 years ago

Pittsburgh Launches Bus Tour of Film Set Locations

Pittsburgh Launches Bus Tour of Film Set Locations

Associated Press

Movie shoot locations are attracting tourists in the most unlikely of destinations so Philly is smart to offer its already present visitor base a reason to stay longer or return soon.

4 years ago

Passenger Safety in Bus Accidents Lags 15 Years After Recommendations for Improvements

Passenger Safety in Bus Accidents Lags 15 Years After Recommendations for Improvements

Joan Lowy , Associated Press

A lot of the passengers in the fatal California bus accident squeezed out a window that had to be kicked open to enable the passengers to squeeze through. There has to be a better way, and regulators have been shamefully sitting on remedies for 15 years.

5 years ago

Millennials Are Driving Public Transit’s Return to Popularity

Millennials Are Driving Public Transit’s Return to Popularity

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The federal government would be foolish to not fuel the growth of public transit, which is reducing pollution, dependence on foreign oil, and vehicle deaths, but if it does, a growing population of Americans reliant on buses and subways will fight for the funding.

5 years ago

Mexico’s InterCity Bus Service Gets High Marks

Mexico’s InterCity Bus Service Gets High Marks

Brian J. Cantwell, Seattle Times

Contrary to stereotypes, Mexico's intercity bus service is modern and an affordable way to get around the country.

5 years ago

Scottish Bus Service Streams Content Directly to Riders’ Devices with New App

Scottish Bus Service Streams Content Directly to Riders’ Devices with New App

Rhiannon Williams, The Daily Telegraph

Riders are more likely to use 3G or 4G service to read the websites or apps they already like than download an app to access First Aberdeen's limited selection of entertainment.

5 years ago