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BoltBus Launches Non-Stop Service Between Long Island And Manhattan

November 28, 2012

DALLAS, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BoltBus, a bus line focused on providing exceptional service, luxury and convenience at an amazingly low price, today announced it will launch non-stop service between Long Island, N.Y., and New York City on Dec. 10, with 14 daily round trips. Tickets are now available for purchase at BoltBus.com. To celebrate the launch, all seats on this route are priced at $1 for travel Dec. 10-17.

“We are pleased to offer commuters this express route between Long Island and the east side of midtown Manhattan,” said David Hall, general manager, BoltBus. “With the support of local government leaders, we’re excited to provide the Long Island community a convenient, hassle-free travel option that is unmatched in value, luxury and safety while further expanding our service in New York.”

In Long Island, BoltBus will operate from three locations including Ronkonkoma at the Courtyard Marriot, the Long Island Expressway Park and Ride at Exit 49, and the Hilton Garden Inn at Riverhead. The Ronkonkoma location includes a heated waiting room steps away from the boarding area, a welcome amenity to keep commuters warm and dry during inclement weather. In Manhattan, service will arrive at 40(th) Street and 3(rd )Avenue, and at 59(th) Street and 3(rd) Avenue. Service will depart in Manhattan from 40(th) Street and Lexington Avenue, and at 59(th) Street and Lexington Avenue.

BoltBus tickets are available for purchase in advance either online or via smartphone at BoltBus.com or from a driver before boarding. One-way fares start at $1, plus a booking fee. The highest fare will adjust based on market demand. The earlier passengers purchase their tickets, the lower the fare will cost. A ticket purchase guarantees a seat on the selected schedule and walkup tickets will be purchased at full price. All tickets are nonrefundable. A loyalty program, Bolt Rewards, is also available to reward frequent riders with free travel. Riders who take eight trips on BoltBus are eligible for a free one-way ticket trip.

At its launch in March 2008, BoltBus revolutionized curbside bus service by being the first to offer on-board amenities such as comfortable leather seats, extra legroom, free Wi-Fi and power outlets. Millions of passengers have experienced BoltBus between New York City, Baltimore, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and most recently on the West Coast between Seattle, Vancouver, Portland and more. For fare and schedule information, or to purchase tickets, visit BoltBus.com.

About BoltBus

BoltBus provides fast, frequent and safe transportation with unmatched amenities for an amazingly low price. BoltBus is a division of Greyhound Lines, Inc. The division is headquartered in Secaucus, N.J. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets, visit www.BoltBus.com.

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Source: PR Newswire