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PVTA “Loop” service beginning Aug. 24

May 27, 2018

MGM is contributing $200,000 to a free “60 min. loop” bus service run by Springfield bus transit PVTA that will bring passengers from Union Station to the MGM Hotel-Casino as well as other tourist destinations such as the Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum Quadrangle for free. PVTA will use one of their new electric hybrid busses for the route. The route will run Wed.-Sun 10 am to 10 pm.

MGM Springfield sponsoring free bus loop service

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European Flixbus coming to California

May 14, 2018

A European startup called Flixbus which doesn’t own busses, but ties individual bus company operators together in a bus route network is entering the US market in California this summer. Flixbus allows bus operators who operate Flixbus routes to retain 75% of ticket receipts while they handle online ticket sales, scheduling, and customer service. The European company showed a profit for the first time last year.  Flixbus will be competing with Megabus and Greyhound, as well as other operators in the West and Southwest US market.

Click: Flixbus startup coming to California

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