Articles tagged “buses”

Online Travel

Uber Travel Launches First in the UK With Trains and Buses From Omio

Uber is taking baby steps into travel. Booking.com: No need to sweat it yet.

Uber Travel Launches First in the UK With Trains and Buses From Omio

Online Travel

Bookaway Acquires Argentinian Company to Speed Up Digitizing Ground Transport Bookings

Bookaway Group has acquired one of the most widely used transport management systems in Latin America, which will offer customers a whole new level of ease when arranging travel plans.

Bookaway Acquires Argentinian Company to Speed Up Digitizing Ground Transport Bookings

Startups

Optibus Raises $100 Million for Public Transport Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Public transportation planning software company Optibus spots an opportunity to help cities "build back better" as they redesign networks for buses, trains, bikes and more after the pandemic.

Optibus Raises $100 Million for Public Transport Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airline Weekly

American Airlines Turns to Buses to Restart Philly Regional Routes

What's old is new again amid a pilot shortage and high oil prices in the U.S. American Airlines will begin offering connecting bus service to two destinations from its Philadelphia hub in June in a low-carbon expansion of its network.

American Airlines Turns to Buses to Restart Philly Regional Routes

Startups

Bookaway Buys Argentina’s Plataforma 10 in Intercity Bus Booking Rollup

Intercity bus booking may not be glamorous, but there could be a lot of opportunity in helping the multi-billion-dollar sector go online.

Bookaway Buys Argentina’s Plataforma 10 in Intercity Bus Booking Rollup

Startups

Why Queen’s Gambit Plans to Take This Transport Startup Public in a $1.5 Billion Blank Check Deal

Investing in the "last mile" of travel can help on a few fronts, such as climate protection, gender equality, and economic development, according to Victoria Grace, founder of blank check firm Queen's Gambit. Makes sense on several levels.

Why Queen’s Gambit Plans to Take This Transport Startup Public in a $1.5 Billion Blank Check Deal

Rail

Travel Startup FlixMobility Raises $650 Million More for Intercity Bus and Rail

The holding company for FlixBus and FlixTrain is now the third-most lavishly funded travel startup in history, behind only Airbnb and Oyo. Investors see a big potential for modernized intercity bus and rail, even though many travel industry executives don't consider those sectors hip.

Travel Startup FlixMobility Raises $650 Million More for Intercity Bus and Rail

Online Travel

Munich-Based Startup FlixMobility Ready for Train and Bus Resurgence in Europe

A soft brand, FlixMobility is like an Oyo for bus and rail. That's why it had a $2.4 billion valuation going into the pandemic. A CEO interview suggests the startup's asset-light model could prove resilient.

Munich-Based Startup FlixMobility Ready for Train and Bus Resurgence in Europe

Online Travel

Startup BlaBlaCar Raises $115 Million for Long-Distance Carpooling and Bus Travel

Despite the pandemic, BlaBlaCar served 50 million passengers in carpools or buses in 2020, which shows remarkable resilience. The French startup has aggressive plans to create a rail service, debut a travel booking app for travelers, and expand its bus network much farther outside of Europe.

Startup BlaBlaCar Raises $115 Million for Long-Distance Carpooling and Bus Travel

Rail

Greyhound Up for Sale as Owner Bows to Investor Pressure

It didn't take long for activist investor Coast Capital to get its way. Let's see who wants to buy Greyhound.

Greyhound Up for Sale as Owner Bows to Investor Pressure