• Safety measures for post-coronavirus travel

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    Bus stations and airports around the world are resuming operations within the new reality of the pandemic. Among the new safety measures for post-coronavirus travel (COVID-19) adopted, the most common ones are an added emphasis on cleaning, including the use of gel alcohol. This is especially true for major touch points like handrails, elevator buttons and seats. In addition, audible warnings about symptoms and guidance from trained professionals are already part of the routine. See also, other highlights below: Travel protection Bus companies and airlines prepare their security protocols. In this case, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) first arrived in Asia and Europe, the USA has the advantage of learning from…

  • Bus Transportation in the United States

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    2020 has been an extremely challenging year for the bus industry in the United States.  The spread of COVID-19 has forced the majority of American intercity bus operators to halt operations or reduce services.  As a result, thousands of bus companies have parked their buses to comply with newly enacted travel restrictions and the coronavirus situation has impacted millions of travelers nationwide. Without a steady stream of passengers, bus companies are working diligently to survive. So far, the United States bus industry has been left out of any government funding to assist companies in this time of need. Fortunately, organizations such as the American Bus Association are on the front…

  • #BusForGood: The Heroes of the Coronavirus Crisis

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    With the coronavirus situation, many around the world are urged to stay at home. And right now, even though everything seems like bad news, there’s still a lot of good going around we’d like to highlight. Many of our modern-day heroes, like emergency workers and healthcare professionals, still need to travel to and from work. Meanwhile, many travelers stranded abroad are looking for ways to get back to their home countries. Fortunately, in the face of this situation, some companies, bus drivers and staff have stepped up. They support their communities and the people who serve them as a good testament of the phrase: we’re stronger together. Here are some…

  • Coronavirus: What you Need to Know as a Traveler

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    The spread of coronavirus in the United States has forced the government to take extraordinary measures to contain it. CheckMyBus is following the situation closely to update its users on what’s going on, and the consequences for bus transportation. +++ Important Information about Transportation Services +++ Due to rapid changes in the situation, various administrations and businesses are producing frequent service updates, timetables and ticketing information. We strongly recommend you to only travel if it’s essential and to check the status of your trip in advance. We suggest passengers to contact the operating companies directly regarding rescheduling tickets, cancellations and refunds. The American government has been working to charter commercial…

  • FlixBus Celebrates its First Year of Operations in the USA

    It has been nearly a year since FlixBus began selling its first tickets in the United States for select routes in the Southwest. Since then, the company has expanded throughout the region, and even opened new routes in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Reflecting on the progress made, CEO Andre Schwämmlein has said that business in California has been

  • Bus Cancellations and the Digital Wallet

    Over the past years, the intercity bus market in the United States has undergone rapid technological changes. Many companies have updated their booking processes to accommodate electronic tickets, allow for seat reservations and have expanded on-board services, including free wi-fi and offer a variety of

  • FlixBus Extends Seat Reservation to Most Routes

    About a year ago, FlixBus introduced the seat reservation to the great delight of many passengers. After a successful pilot project amongst its European markets, the feature was implemented throughout the company, and has made its way overseas when FlixBus expanded to the

  • FlixBus Aims for Texas and New York Routes in 2019

    Six months after FlixBus entered the US market on the west coast, the company has already set its sights on expanding to other parts of the country. In 2019, the German company plans to expand its network to New York and Texas and eventually hopes to have connections available in the Pacific Northwest and the

  • FlixBus USA Offers New Routes in Northern California and Reno

    After its first month in the United States, German bus operator FlixBus is already making ground on the market. The company has added over 200 more routes throughout the Southwest this month, connecting cities in northern California, like San Francisco and Sacramento as well as Reno, Nevada. FlixBus has also added more

  • Los autobuses de FlixBus a la conquista de las carreteras de Estados Unidos

    FlixBus, uno de los principales operadores europeos de autobuses, finalmente pone en marcha sus primeras rutas en Estados Unidos. Estas conexiones están concentradas en la región suroeste del país, en Nevada, Arizona y el Sur de California. Los primeros boletos salieron a la venta el pasado 15 de mayo