Discount busline Megabus will be operating double-decker buses on it’s Boston to New York route starting today.
Megabus offers tickets for as low as $1. As the date of travel gets closer and the bus fills up, ticket prices rise, to about $18 on the Boston to New York route. Dale Moser, CEO of Megabus tells The Boston Globe that the double-decker buses make sense both economically and environmentally. The buses carry 25 more people than a conventional coach without the need run more buses or hire more drivers. Moser tells the Globe that the buses are 4 times more fuel effecient than a conventional coach. It is unclear to me from reading the article if that is on a per passenger basis, or if the coaches themselves are somehow more fuel efficient.
Megabus plans to convert it’s entire fleet, which serves much of the Midwest, Northeast, and Ontario in Canada, to double-decker buses.
Now the question is, how do we get these buses to stop in Providence and how do we get them to do a Providence to Cape Cod route?