During a time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders in place for most of the country, customers have generated unprecedented demand for grocery delivery. GotoBus purpose is to “provide a better online shopping experience and make travel easy.” Throughout the pandemic, there’s a shortage of delivery services for groceries and essential goods. We believe that a trip to the supermarket could now be a challenging and concerning endeavor for our customers.
Hence, we have chosen to support our local community by connecting bus drivers, local markets, and our valued customers. Our top priority has always been the safety and comforts of customers and employees, while also working around the clock to expand services.
GotoBus is collaborating with local supermarket chain “Kam Man Food” in the Boston area. We launched the service on May 4th, 2020, and have already provided hundreds of essential fresh grocery options to online shoppers.
We offer a 48-hour delivery service during this challenging period so that our customers can get access to essential goods in a fast and efficient manner. This also provides our local drivers with secure job opportunities and income, to get through this unprecedented crisis.
Stay well. Stay safe. Thank you for being a part of the GotoBus family. We will see you riding soon.
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.
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.
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!
This Summer Travel To Canada With Affordable Bus Tickets: Where To Go?
Taking the bus to Canada may not be the number one type of transportation that comes to mind when planning your trip from the US. There are plenty of other mode of transportation options available for you to choose, from the convenience of taking a plane, to the classic and well trusted train commute. However, we want to introduce you to affordable bus tickets and the cities you can travel to in Canada.
Well, not quite yet, but the big night is right around the corner, and GotoBus is here to help you travel to some of the most exciting destinations across the country to close out 2016 with a bang.
As always, New York City will host its annual ball drop in Times Square, the largest New Year’s celebration in the world, which attracts an estimated one million spectators. From 6 PM to midnight, the streets are packed with people ready to turn the page to a new chapter in their lives, making resolutions for self-improvement, and seeking out that special someone for a New Year’s kiss. For decades, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve will host live musical performances. This year will feature one of the most influential music artists in the US, Mariah Carey.
Did you ever feel like saying to people: Green Travel & Living – Here’s What You Can Do!
We hope you’ve had a great new year so far! We wanted to try something a little different with this blog, and write about various ways you can be a little more green-friendly. Helping our environment starts with you! Here are some tips on how to live and travel greener! Green Travel & Living – Here’s What You Can Do!
At home, try setting your thermostat a few degrees higher during the summer months and a few degrees lower during the winter months. This will not only save energy but money as well!
Conserve water by taking showers instead of baths and turning the faucet on only as needed when you are brushing your teeth.
Instead of using disposable bottled water, purchase a refillable water bottle; they’re extremely convenient to tote between work, school, the gym, and for traveling purposes. Having one also cuts down on the amount of discarded plastic bottles cluttering up your trash/recycle bins.
Pack light, leaving unnecessary items at home, and bring refillable shampoo bottles etc. with you, instead of using disposable, store-bought brand bottles. We recommend purchasing refillable bottles in government-approved sizes. Check the Department of Homeland Security‘s official website for the latest information on this. Tip: Many of your local stores will even carry TSA-approved bottles that are also dishwasher safe!
Respect the environment you are in – don’t try to touch any wild animals (land OR sea) you encounter. Another important rule to follow is to not touch coral when scuba diving or snorkeling. They are sharper than they appear, and can leave you with nasty, infected cuts. Coral is a living animal; when touched, it can get sick, and ultimately.
When choosing dining options, consider eating and buying locally to assist the local economy.
Staying green should continue as you travel. Please remember your efforts while you are away. A little can go a long way! Clean up after yourself, and please do not leave any trash behind.
Everyone here at GotoBus.com is always looking for ways to help keep Mother Earth GREEN! These are just a few suggestions we came up with; there are many, many ways you can help! For other ways you can contribute, including using environmentally friendly transportation, check out our Green Travel Page!
For over 10 years GotoBus.com has connected travelers to the largest selection of bus services in the United States. We continue to develop and grow with great pride by providing an easy to use online booking system. With free services like Self-Rescheduling, 24/7 LiveChat Support, and seamless E-Ticketing, GotoBus.com is the most comprehensive bus portal on the web!
Are you looking for bus transportation options? Let GotoBus find the best service for you! Simply enter your departure and destination cities along with your travel dates. GotoBus.com gathers schedules from hundreds of service providers so you can compare departure/arrival times, ticket price, amenities, and more! After selecting your desired service, GotoBus will process your payment safely and securely. Convenient E-Ticketing allows you purchase tickets up to 2 hours before departure!
New service provider, Atlanta Shuttle Limousine Services, is offering new routes from Atlanta, GA. Starting with their route to New York City, Atlanta Shuttle’s fleet of top of the line buses makes the 14 hour drive a pleasurable one for all passengers.
Individual Reading Lights & Air Vents At Each Seat
Reclining Seats with Arm Rests, Foot Rests, Seat Belts
Free Wi-Fi and more!
A more premium experience, travelers can expect a relaxed atmosphere on route to their destination. New arrival locations include Dallas, TX (starting Jun 18th) Chicago, IL and Orlando, FL (both starting July 1st). Travelers are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance as the travel season is in full swing!