Gotobus.com partnered up with Cambridge non-profit organization, bringing awareness to bus riders.
Bus-travel search website GotoBus.com recently announced a new partnership with Cambridge local non-profit organization Green Streets Initiative. The endeavor will hopefully inspire more travelers to choose a sustainable way of traveling, especially for the Boston local communities.
Green Streets Initiative holds a Walk/Ride Day each month, asking participants to change their ways of commutefor a day. As a result, commuters can reflect on the impact of the daily commute on finances, health, and the environment. As their most recent retail partner, GotoBus.com will be offering promo codes to Green Street Initiative active members. Starting from today, participants of Walk/Ride Day can receive a 5% off discount on bus tickets from New York to Boston. The upcoming Walk/Ride Day will take place on Friday, March 29 (sign up here).
Green Streets Walk/Ride Day Celebration
With the growing trend of eco-friendly commute and green travel, people are more conscious of the carbon emission of daily transportations. According to the 2018 energy report of U.S Energy Information Administration, trains and buses consume only 3% of total energy used by the transportation industry. As a leading bus-ticket booking platform in the U.S, GotoBus.com is dedicated to offering consumers affordable and eco-friendly alternatives for inter-city transportations.
To emphasize on the daily commute by bus, Green Streets Initiative made June Bus Month, during which they will hold several public events for green travel commuters. A breakfast gathering will take place on June 28, 2019, at the Whole Foods Market in Somerville, MA.
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Offer valid from Jun 25 to Sept 30
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Traveling to/from New York City? Coach Run Releases New Services to DC, Baltimore and Richmond
CoachRun is paying attention to their fellow bus operators and they too decided to add more cities to their list of destinations. These new services will be provided to, Baltimore, Washington DC and Richmond from New York City.
Green travel continues to be the top travel trend in 2019, as more eco-conscious tourists are making an effort to plan a sustainable and eco-friendly travel experience. Here are some tips and resources you may find useful.
Choose a green destination
If you have not yet had a determined place to go, just Google “Green Destinations” and search for inspirations. If you wish to travel within the United States, Niagara Falls and Yellowstone National Park are both highly recommended green destinations.
As known to all, the cost of accommodations and transportation services could go drastically high if you do not book ahead of time– especially when you are traveling on public holidays. Remember good deals sell fast. Therefore the most important thing we should keep in mind is to always make plans in advance.
Transportation is critical
In 2018, Rhodium reports that carbon emissions by transportation maintained its position to be the largest source of US greenhouse gas emissions for the third year running. Rapid growth in air travel contributes to the overall demand for jet fuel by 3.0%. A greener and more economical transportation method are intercity buses. Comparing to other transportation methods, intercity buses are no doubt the most flexible and low-cost option, which also covers the most grounds.
Packing light is another essential
element when it comes to travelling green. Most people will not realize the
impact of a heavy luggage. Not only will you risk of paying extra, but also
will it harm the atmosphere. Having to carry a heavier weight, your
transportation (bus, train, or airplane) will emit more greenhouse gas – which
we are trying to avoid. However, there are some nitty-gritties you will need to
bring, here’s a simple checklist:
Bring eco-friendly toiletries with minimum packaging
Wear reef-safe Sunscreen to protect yourself and the ocean/lake creatures
Utilize reusable water bottles and utensils to reduce your plastic trails
Carry a backpack or shopping bag, just in case you need extra room
There are so many things you can do other than sightseeing while traveling. Spend a day exploring local communities and treat yourself with a delicious meal, learn about the local history and culture. Or you can go shopping from local merchants, where there is lower transaction cost (economical and environmental). If you have the time and energy, you should always look for local green initiatives and non-profit organizations, and see if there is anything you could help them out with! Other than just having fun during the trip, you will be making an effort to make the world a better place. After all, the earth treats us so generously with so many wonders, it is our turn to give back.
Traveling from the Bronx to Boston? Check out the new bus service
Coach Run understands that going south of city to get into Manhattan, just to catch the bus and then go back north again didn’t make much sense.
They paid attention, listened to their customers’ requests and worked with their team to create a solution that will meet their travelers’ needs and will make them happy. With that in mind Coach Run has added a new bus service from the Bronx, NY
The New Departure Location in The Bronx
Citizens of the Bronx no longer have to deal with the hassle that comes while making their way into Manhattan to catch a bus to Boston.
As you may hear all the time from locals and visitors alike, you don’t really need a car to get around NYC. Well, that’s so true. If you are familiar with the Metro, you can basically get to anywhere in the five boroughs by train.
The new departure location in the Bronx is near Pelham Bay Park Station.
Take the 6 Train Uptown to the last stop of the train which is Pelham Bay Park Station. Once you arrive, get off the train and head south west along Bruckner Express Highway until you meet Middleton Rd. It is only 11 minutes walk considering you are a slow-pace walker like me.
At the intersection, cross the foot bridge to make sure you are on the same side as the baseball field. The specific departure location will be located on corner of the Bruckner Blvd (Baseball Field) – Intersection of Bruckner Bl & Middletown Rd, Bronx NY 10465
What are you waiting for? Get your Bronx Bus Tickets to Boston for as low as $8.
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Thinking about traveling by bus? Here are good reasons for choosing bus travel in Europe
1. Environmental friendly travel
One of the good reasons for choosing bus travel in Europe is the distance between cities and to know how close the countries are. For example, you can easily travel from Germany to France to Italy and back north to the Czech Republic in a matter of a few days, and, more important, for a very reasonable fee. Bus travel in Europe is one of the most affordable ways to travel these days, not to mention one of the most environmentally friendly! Because many European cities have very old city centers, modern transportation hubs like airports and train stations were built on the outskirts of these cities. However, buses are able to drive right into the city centers to drop passengers off, meaning that you’ll be able to get off the bus and waste no time in starting your exploration.
Looking for Comfort, Affordable Prices & Excellent Service? CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage & National Express are among the popular ones!
You find yourself traveling in Europe and have the travel bug to explore every single corner of this beautiful continent, but unfortunately you are on a budget. Do not worry! CityBusExpress, Elabus, Andrade Voyage and National Express will take you across Europe without costing a fortune.
Here at Gotobus, we make it easier for you. We keep adding new bus routes and partnering with new bus companies all over the globe so that you don’t have to sweat about planning your trip.
CityBusExpress establishes the new standard in inter-city coach travel. They guarantee the best prices for travel between the most popular cities in Europe like Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Cologne, Utrecht and Arnheim. Not only is travel between these cities exciting , but travel time on CityBusExpress, especially between Amsterdam and Berlin, is shorter when compared to other bus operators.
This bus operator spoils their riders with free drinks including beer. The professional steward (ess) will be handing out refreshing beverages, wipes and towels. She/He will be checking on every passenger to be sure everyone is comfortable. Isn’t that quite something? Other amenities onboard are Wi-Fi and a free movie. One of the popular routes for this bus company is from Cologne, Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Elabus is a very experienced bus company based in Poland. The company serves local and international travelers who are looking to travel in Central and Southern Europe.
This Bus Company provides service to well-known and attractive destinations such as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria Village and also cool places in the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea.
Elabus delights its customers with high-class coaches that are fully equipped with adjustable seats, Wi-Fi, power outlets and individual airflows to cool you off in the hottest months. Travelers seem to enjoy taking a bus from Byala, Bulgaria to Krakow, Poland
Andrade Voyage is a France-based bus company which specializes in transporting passengers between France and Portugal. Among popular departure points in France we have cities like Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Bayonne, Montauban and Tarbes. Choose to arrive in your favorite city in Portugal such as Guimaraes, Porto, Braga, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Lisbon, Bombarral. If you are looking for a suggestion on what route to take, one of the favorites among travelers is from Barcelos, Portugal to Nice France
National Express Bus is the largest scheduled bus service operator in the UK. Among the popular cities listed, you can book bus tickets to London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Bath, Norwich, Canterbury, Swindon, Manchester, and more. It provides services across the UK by connecting more than 900 destinations. The amenities provided by National Express Bus are reclining leather seats, air conditioning, power outlets, WiFi on selected services, and toilets to make your journey comfortable. National Express makes sure that its coaches run on schedule and that they don’t make unscheduled stops on the majority of their services. However, they provide customers short rest breaks during long journeys.
Now’s a great time to quickly look at these bus companies and plan your itinerary to be sure you are saving as much as you can. For more information about bus tickets in Europe visit http://www.gotobus.com/europe/
Looking for bus tickets in Europe? GotoBus Expands Bus Routes to Europe
Planning a trip to Europe?
At GotoBus.com, we are proud to announce the expansion of our bus ticketing services in Europe! The first schedules have been released in partnership with Student Agency, a leading bus operator based in the Czech Republic. We expect to release more bus routes across Europe in the upcoming months as we partner with the major bus companies in the region. Yay! GotoBus expands bus routes to Europe!
Witness the Cherry Blossom & Have the Best Time of your Life in Washington DC
In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo sent a gift of thousands of Japanese cherry trees to Washington, D.C. as a symbol of friendship between the United States and Japan. This gift started the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, which is, hands down, the best time of the year to visit Washington. At GotoBus.com, this is one of our personal favorite events; we absolutely love the sight of the pink, red, and white flowers from over 1,700 trees all bloom together in a vibrant display. The way the colors of the blossoms play off the quintessential white marble of D.C.’s buildings and monuments seems like a match made in heaven.
When to go
The best time to visit Washington during the festival varies from year to year, a period known as “peak bloom,” when over 70% of the trees have blossomed. This year, peak bloom is expected to fall between March 17th and 20th and for about two weeks, you can see this breathtaking scenery in full. For as low as $15 you can take a New York to Washington DC bus