A few years ago, I took my first Megabus trip. Me and my friends were going on a trip, and none of us wanted to drive, plus we would have needed a huge vehicle to fit all of us. So, instead, we decided to take a Megabus for our trip. This way, we could all safely have fun without one of us having to worry about driving!
Distracted driving is something that none of us wanted. Instead, by taking a bus, we could enjoy the trip without having to really worry about anything.
In case you're wondering, Megabus is the first, affordable, express bus service to offer city center-to-city center travel for as low as $1!
Megabus.com operates service to and 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. Since its launch on April 10, 2006, Megabus.com has served more than 50 million customers.
We took the St. Louis to Chicago (and back) route when we took a Megabus for our trip. It saved us a lot of money over flying, and none of us had to drive. It was great!
Megabus.com maintains the highest safety compliance rating with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Additionally, Megabus.com is the leader when it comes to safety among double decker buses. In the last 10 years, the company has:
- Invested $1.5 million in a central support system which monitors all the buses activities in real time supported by a staff 24/7. With a SmartTire alert system, speeding alerts, real time and GPS tracking. The GPS tracking system allows megabus.com to identify any low bridges and automatically lowers the suspension when going through planned routes with low clearance.
- They put seat belts in all buses in 2007, which is not currently a federal requirement. I still can't believe that this is not a federal requirement!
- Instituted a policy requiring two drivers onboard between 12 p.m. and 5 a.m. and drivers are required to take nine hours off in between shifts instead of the required eight hours.
- Megabus.com utilizes GreenRoad Eco-Driving Technology: GreenRoad gives drivers the information, tools and motivation they need to drive safer. The system detects risky maneuvers and warns drivers so they can self-correct in real-time. GreenRoad analyzes more than 150 maneuvers, across five categories – acceleration, braking, lane changing, cornering, and speeding. At the management level, powerful analytic tools let megabus.com identify potentially hazardous areas and problematic trends before they lead to serious incidents.
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