FlixBus adding Boston to New York service

Sept. 26, 2019

Flixbus, a European Bus Aggregation that uses multiple bus companies as operators has begun scheduled service between Boston and New York City. The tour operator will utilize these three bus companies: “Star Tag; BMG Transportation; and Union Tours Express”. Their departure points in Boston are Tufts University (Cambridge) and Travelers Street (1/2 mile from South Station, Boston) and 31st Street & 8th Avenue (Penn Sta.) in New York.

https://www.boston.com/travel/travel/2019/09/24/flixbus-begins-service-in-massachusetts

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Peter Pan/BZ streamlining Berkshires to New York City route

Sept. 26, 2019

Peter Pan/BZ division will be operating a quicker, shorter route between the Berkshires and New York City by using Rte. 7 primarily through Connecticut. Stops like Waterbury and Torrington on this route will be eliminated. Busses will travel to Williamstown, Pittsfield, Lenox, Lee, Great Barrington and then nonstop to New York City.

Details here:

https://www.wamc.org/post/peter-pan-offer-express-service-nyc-great-https://www.wamc.org/post/peter-pan-offer-express-service-nyc-great-barrington

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Amtrak adding Greenfield, NHP, Holyoke, Spfd service

Aug. 25, 2019

Amtrak is adding train service to the upper Pioneer Valley with stops at Holyoke, Northampton, and Greenfield. An early morning train leaving Greenfield will arrive in Springfield at 6:53 am and depart to NYC at 7:05 am. Late evening/night service will depart NYC at 7:05 pm and arrive in Greenfield at 12:40 am. Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal announced last year that the state would fund this two-year pilot north-south rail program as an experiment. Service begins Aug. 30.

Valley Flyer Amtrak begins Aug. 30

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Logan Airport Improvements & Construction

Aug. 19, 2019

MassPort announced upcoming changes in the next five years to Logan Airport with expected expenditure of $2 Billion.

  • Terminal E will be expanded: Seven new aircraft gates, larger concourse, shopping & dining, ticketing and security areas.
  • Terminal C will have a canopy and improved roads
  • Connector walkways between Terminal B and Terminal C
  • 5,000 more parking spaces
  • Designated Uber & Lyft areas
  • Expanding Logan Express service to North Station; Increasing Logan Express busses to Framingham & Braintree; More Logan Express parking

Logan Airport announced a Five-Yr Improvement Plan

MassPort press release on Logan improvement plans

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Flixbus testing Virtual Reality Headsets

Aug 3, 2019

Flixbus, a European intercity operator with licensed bus company partners, has been testing Virtual Reality headsets on some of their longer distance routes in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, for their passengers’ use. Flixbus entered the US marketplace in 2018 and has expanded on both coasts as well as in the Southwest. In Europe, they recently purchased French operator Euroline. 

Inflight VR has already tested their product on certain airline routes. The headsets eventually would be rented for the trip or included in a “deluxe” price. 

Flixbus testing VR headsets

Eurolines purchased by german Flixbus

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Flixbus competing in New York, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond routes

May 30, 2019

Flixbus, a European Intercity curbside service bus company, has already started service from 33rd St and Allen Street in NYC to Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond, Va.  This brings another player to an already crowded playing field for intercity bus service.  Their business model uses other bus companies that they license (and wrap their bus) to operate their line routes.

Their fares start at just $4.99 one way. Flixbus has been operating on the West Coast for one year now. 

Flixbus comes to East coast

Flixbus website route map

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