OurBus Expands to Texas With Thanksgiving Bus Service
New Pop-Up Routes Connect College Station, Austin, Oklahoma City, and Additional Cities
For Immediate Release – NOVEMBER 5, 2018
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – OurBus, a tech company specializing in crowdsourced intercity and commuter bus routes, is proud to pilot service in the Lone Star State and Oklahoma, offering routes connecting Austin, College Station, Dallas, Houston and Oklahoma City, OK, during peak Thanksgiving 2018 travel time, starting Tuesday, Nov 20 through Sunday, Nov. 25.
Each bus comes equipped with free bottled water, Wi-Fi, reclining seats and individual charging ports, with round-trip fares starting as low as $30. To view bus schedules, additional fares and book tickets, visit https://www.ourbus.com/bookticket.
“We’ve had our eye on Texas, and we’re thrilled to be piloting bus service here and in Oklahoma, addressing the travel needs of college students, local university communities and travelers on a budget,” said Axel Hellman, co-founder, OurBus. “College Station, for example, has a sizeable student and faculty population that’s been underserved by existing transportation options. We want to utilize these pop-up routes to determine how we can continue to serve Texas travelers in the future.”
OurBus, which started offering commuter and intercity routes on the East Coast in 2016, is aggressively expanding to university and college towns across the country, and transportation deserts, where there are limited cost-effective transportation options. The company has expanded to more than 50 cities in the U.S. including New York, Washington, D.C. and Miami, most recently launching service from Washington, DC to Ithaca, N.Y. – the only company to offer such service.
OurBus prides itself on launching pop-up routes quickly, and with schedules that take into account rider preferences, and having the ability to launch a route, in many cases, in two weeks or less. The company brings agility and creativity to the bus transportation industry; creating routes in partnership with current and future customers, via crowdsourcing and offering special service during holidays, and seasonally. To suggest a new route, visit www.ourbus.com
By using crowdsourcing to bring efficient bus service to leisure travelers, students, and families on a budget, OurBus is bucking the traditional bus service model, which utilizes a point to point network concept, recognizing that travelers need reliable and efficient transportation that’s close to their home, with less transfers, and less time in the car.
It’s easy to book tickets and suggest new service, by downloading the free OurBus app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. OurBus customers have the ability to:
- Eliminate the guesswork – track OurBus status via mobile phone
- Eliminate the hassle – no need to wait on long, slow lines at the bus station to purchase tickets
- Eliminate the stress – OurBus transportation planners share travel updates with customers in real-time and via social media
The company is now offering the OurBus Select Membership program, targeting students, frequent travelers, and families on a budget. Members will receive 50% off of 10 tickets, for $49.99. For an updated list of bus schedules and to enroll in the OurBus Select Membership program, visit OurBus.com or download the OurBus app.
Founded in 2016, OurBus is a technology company specializing in crowdsourced bus routes, offering a revolutionary transportation option for consumers. We provide an affordable, mobile app-based service that gives people a say in when, where and how they travel with unparalleled customer service from start to finish. Based in New York City, with routes operating around the country, OurBus is dedicated to empowering travelers. For more information, visit us at http://www.ourbus.com
Head of Communications, OurBus