We’d also like to share some of the notable news about intercity bus travel that has emerged since our e-news in early July.
1. In a surprise move,
launched an intercity bus service in Egypt, replete with double-deck buses, linking Cairo and Alexandria--with more expansion in that country apparently coming.
2. The popular
service funded by the state of Virginia, which prior to the pandemic enjoyed considerable momentum, is running again. Each of the three routes operated will be limited to 50% capacity in response to COVID concerns. All three routes are now on sale on the Megabus platform.
3. An excellent article in the Washington Post describes the push to support the intercity bus industry in
federal recovery legislation
. We eagerly await the news about the next relief bill.
recently increased service levels to include limited midweek frequencies (1-2 trips) on the Boston-New York, Boston-Hyannis as well as the Philadelphia-New York & Washington/Baltimore routes. Most of the company's other services operate five days a week, Thursday through Sunday.
is slowly ramping up service within its service area with one round trip, four days a week (Thurs - Mon), between metro Boston & New York and one round trip, two days a week (Fri/Sun) between Douglassville, Reading, Kutztown and points in the Lehigh Valley to New York. It also running round trip, two days a week (Fri/Sun) between Lancaster, King of Prussia and other Philadelphia suburban locations to New York.