OurBus Launches Washington DC/Philadelphia to Ithaca Route

OurBus Increases Service to Multiple Cities in the Northeast, Targets College and University Towns

New Routes Connect Washington, DC and Pennsylvania to Upstate New York

For Immediate Release – SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – OurBus, a tech company specializing in crowdsourced intercity and commuter bus routes, is thrilled to expand further in the Northeast, with a route connecting Washington, D.C, Philadelphia, Allentown, Binghamton and Ithaca, effective September 21.  Service operates on Fridays and Sundays, in partnership with Chariots for Hire, a Washington, D.C. based transportation company.

OurBus is offering a special 25% off promo with code “FALL25”  to kick-off the new service for bookings made through September 28.  To view bus schedules and book tickets, visit ourbus.com.

OurBus is also piloting special routes targeting students in Ithaca during the fall and Thanksgiving break, on October 5, October 9, November 20 and November 25.  The company will be offering bus service from Ithaca to the following locations: White Plains, N.Y.; Albany, N.Y.; Long Island, N.Y.; Boston, Mass.; Paramus, N.J.; and Stamford, Conn.  

“It’s extremely rare for a route of this magnitude to launch,”  said Axel Hellman, co-founder, OurBus.  “We are the only company offering it, connecting several vibrant, regions together seamlessly. We’re constantly listening to our customers, and there’s demand for efficient and inexpensive travel between upstate New York, and other locations beyond New York City.”

In addition to leisure travelers, many students living in Upstate New York hail from the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. metro areas and have been struggling for an easy and affordable way to travel home to visit family and for the holidays.  

“For the last decade, we’ve offered our Washington, DC customers efficient transportation options that meet their individual needs,” said Courtney West, president, Chariots For Hire.  “We’ve brought innovation and comfort to travel, and we’re partnered with OurBus to expand to additional regions that are in dire need of new and exciting transportation alternatives.”

On OurBus, riders can be as productive or as relaxed as they want to be, with all buses equipped with free wi-fi, individual charging ports, bottled water, and bathrooms.

OurBus recently launched services in Newark, DE to New York and State College, Pennsylvania to New York, and is expanding to more than two dozen college towns across the United States this year.

For more details on new service launches targeting college and university towns, follow #OurBusGoesBTS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  OurBus will be offering complimentary bus rides to prospective students visiting select colleges starting this fall as part of the company’s college town expansion.

The company brings flexibility and creativity to developing bus routes in partnership with current and future customers, via crowdsourcing and offering pop-up bus routes during holidays, and seasonally. To suggest a new route, visit OurBus website.

By using crowdsourcing to bring efficient bus service to leisure travelers, students, and families on a budget,  OurBus – founded in 2016 – 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 $149.99. For an updated list of bus schedules and to enroll in the OurBus Select Membership program, visit OurBus.com or download the OurBus app.

About OurBus

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 www.ourbus.com.


Catherine Kadar

Head of Communications, OurBus



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