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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | March 22, 2008
Low-fare bus company Megabus.com yesterday called off a Tuesday news conference after jumping the gun in announcing daily service to New York from the state-owned White Marsh Park and Ride. The Maryland Transit Administration said Megabus has not secured official permission to pick up and drop off passengers at its lot off Route 43. "Typically we don't allow commercial operators that are competing with people like Greyhound to use our lots," MTA spokeswoman Jawauna Greene said yesterday.
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By Sarah LaCorte, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
If you have a penchant for window views or a need to snuggle up to your travel buddy, Megabus.com now lets you call dibs on seats. The popular bus service, known for its $1 fares, announced today that it is starting a reserved-seating program.  Customers traveling on a double-decker bus from New York, Baltimore, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia can reserve one of 10 bus seats for an extra fee in addition to the typical $1 fare. Depending on seat location, route and time of day, the fee to reserve ranges from $3 to $7. Tickets can be purchased beginning today at www.megabus.com , but the service will begin May 28. Mike Alvich, Megabus.com's vice president of marketing and public relations, said the move comes in response to what travelers have said they want.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | March 20, 2008
A $1 bus fare to New York City? Sounds too good to be true. But Megabus.com says it will offer some early-bird fares that low when the low-fare carrier begins East Coast service in late May. Megabus said yesterday that it will start service from New York to seven cities besides Baltimore, including Washington, Philadelphia and Boston. Megabus is jumping into the market at a time when buses are luring more passengers with bargain fares, especially in contrast to train and plane. Owned by Scotland's Stagecoach Group, Megabus opened its first U.S. hub in Chicago in April 2006, and expanded to Los Angeles last summer.
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By Megan Brockett, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
There's no place like home for the holidays - and if home is more than a few miles away, you know that there's no experience quite like holiday travel.  If you're looking to avoid costly airfares or long drives through road-rage-inducing traffic, here's a deal for you: Megabus.com guarantees at least one $1 seat on every bus, every day through Jan. 7. The company recently announced ticket sales for the holiday season and booking now gives...
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
A flock of geese collided with a double-decker Megabus traveling from White Marsh to New York City on Saturday morning, and passengers are hailing the driver as the "Sully" of ground transportation. The bus driver, Andre Sweeney, who was traveling along the New Jersey turnpike along Interstate 95, kept control of the bus after a goose smashed face-first into the windshield, cracking and destroying it. The bus jolted, but no passengers were injured. Sweeney sustained minor injuries, reporting glass in his eyes.
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By Janet Gilbert | April 30, 2010
Last weekend, I took the Megabus into New York City, my goal neither sightseeing nor shopping, but moving my daughter out of her dorm. I packed my Kindle and clothes into a single, large purse and conferred on myself the honor of being one of America's Top Ten Blandly Dressed, Low-Maintenance Women. Then I stuffed a huge empty backpack into the roomiest suitcase I could find and drove to the White Marsh Park and Ride to catch the bus. I arrived in New York on time Friday night and took a cab to my daughter's dorm.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2011
Greyhound Lines Inc. will discontinue bus service at one of two Baltimore terminals Tuesday, when the Baltimore Travel Plaza will close to make way for new amenities at the adjacent hotel. The bus line will continue to offer Baltimore service from its terminal on Haines Street, off Russell Street, south of M&T Bank Stadium. Many of the 41 daily departures and arrivals at the travel plaza to be shut in East Baltimore also made stops at the Haines Street station. Greyhound plans to add scheduled trips through the Haines Street station in the coming weeks, said spokeswoman Bonnie Bastian.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2011
Megabus.com is offering 200,000 free seats on its buses for travel early next year. The express bus service, which offers travel from Baltimore to New York City and about 9 other cities, will make the free seats available for customers who travel Jan. 4 to March 1. Travelers can book a seat beginning today by using the promo code GOFREE. During a quick check of the website, I was able to find the free seats for a January weekend trip from Baltimore to New York. Megabus.com says that while there is a cap on the number of free seats you can book, it's possible to get a free round-trip fare for one or more travelers during the same booking.
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By Megan Brockett, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
There's no place like home for the holidays - and if home is more than a few miles away, you know that there's no experience quite like holiday travel.  If you're looking to avoid costly airfares or long drives through road-rage-inducing traffic, here's a deal for you: Megabus.com guarantees at least one $1 seat on every bus, every day through Jan. 7. The company recently announced ticket sales for the holiday season and booking now gives...
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By Zach Sparks, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 5, 2012
There's no better way to start the New Year than with a free trip -even if it's just a free seat on a bus. In an effort to attract new users, Megabus.com is offering 200,000 free seats to customers who are traveling any time from Jan. 9 to Feb. 28. The express bus service allows users to travel to over 120 cities in North America. From Baltimore, Megabus offers service to 10 destinations, including New York, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Toronto. It also offers trips from Frederick to Pittsburgh and Washington.
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By Zach Sparks, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 5, 2012
There's no better way to start the New Year than with a free trip -even if it's just a free seat on a bus. In an effort to attract new users, Megabus.com is offering 200,000 free seats to customers who are traveling any time from Jan. 9 to Feb. 28. The express bus service allows users to travel to over 120 cities in North America. From Baltimore, Megabus offers service to 10 destinations, including New York, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Toronto. It also offers trips from Frederick to Pittsburgh and Washington.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2011
Megabus.com is offering 200,000 free seats on its buses for travel early next year. The express bus service, which offers travel from Baltimore to New York City and about 9 other cities, will make the free seats available for customers who travel Jan. 4 to March 1. Travelers can book a seat beginning today by using the promo code GOFREE. During a quick check of the website, I was able to find the free seats for a January weekend trip from Baltimore to New York. Megabus.com says that while there is a cap on the number of free seats you can book, it's possible to get a free round-trip fare for one or more travelers during the same booking.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2011
Greyhound Lines Inc. will discontinue bus service at one of two Baltimore terminals Tuesday, when the Baltimore Travel Plaza will close to make way for new amenities at the adjacent hotel. The bus line will continue to offer Baltimore service from its terminal on Haines Street, off Russell Street, south of M&T Bank Stadium. Many of the 41 daily departures and arrivals at the travel plaza to be shut in East Baltimore also made stops at the Haines Street station. Greyhound plans to add scheduled trips through the Haines Street station in the coming weeks, said spokeswoman Bonnie Bastian.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Megabus.com, the intercity bus company known for its $1 fare offers, is expanding its Baltimore service with new routes serving Boston, Buffalo and Toronto. Dale Moser, president and chief operating officer of Coach USA/Megabus.com, said the company will begin selling tickets for the new routes today. He said the company will begin operating the routes Dec. 15. The rides will begin in Washington and stop at the current Megabus.com stop at White Marsh Park & Ride lot before continuing to their destinations.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
A flock of geese collided with a double-decker Megabus traveling from White Marsh to New York City on Saturday morning, and passengers are hailing the driver as the "Sully" of ground transportation. The bus driver, Andre Sweeney, who was traveling along the New Jersey turnpike along Interstate 95, kept control of the bus after a goose smashed face-first into the windshield, cracking and destroying it. The bus jolted, but no passengers were injured. Sweeney sustained minor injuries, reporting glass in his eyes.
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By Janet Gilbert | May 6, 2010
Last weekend, I took the Megabus into New York City, my goal neither sightseeing nor shopping, but moving my daughter out of her dorm. I packed my Kindle and clothes into a large purse and conferred on myself the honor of being one of America's Top 10 Blandly Dressed, Low-Maintenance Women. Then I stuffed a huge empty backpack into the roomiest suitcase I could find and drove to the White Marsh park-and-ride lot to catch the bus. I arrived in New York on time Friday night and took a cab to my daughter's dorm.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Megabus.com, the intercity bus company known for its $1 fare offers, is expanding its Baltimore service with new routes serving Boston, Buffalo and Toronto. Dale Moser, president and chief operating officer of Coach USA/Megabus.com, said the company will begin selling tickets for the new routes today. He said the company will begin operating the routes Dec. 15. The rides will begin in Washington and stop at the current Megabus.com stop at White Marsh Park & Ride lot before continuing to their destinations.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun reporter | July 27, 2008
With a slowing economy and rising gas prices, travelers are looking for ways to vacation on the cheap. Nothing seems quite as frugal as taking the bus. Trust us, we know. Three Sun reporters each traveled from Baltimore to New York on the same day on three different bus lines - the new, upstart megasbus.com, the Chinatown bus and the stalwart Greyhound. The good news is everyone made it back safely. The bad news is some of them may never go near a bus again.
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