OurBus, a tech company specializing in crowdsourced intercity and commuter bus routes, is starting service from Newark, Delaware to New York City, targeting college students and local residents.
Newark service will depart from the Route 896 & Route 4 Park and Ride, Friday through Sunday, effective August 31. Promotional fares start at $25 each way, and tickets can be purchased here.
“Our top priority is expanding to towns like Newark, Delaware, that have been historically underserved by existing transportation options,” said Axel Hellman, co-founder, OurBus. “We offer an inexpensive and efficient way to travel to New York City, and based on customer demand, we’ll expand our schedule to further meet the needs of the local university population.”
OurBus recently launched service in State College, Pennsylvania, and is expanding to more than two dozen college towns across the United States – including Newark, Delaware. The company currently offers bus service serving students in:
Binghamton, New York
Fort Myers, Florida
Ithaca, New York
New York City
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Syracuse, New York
West Chester, Pennsylvania
OurBus will be offering complimentary bus rides to prospective students visiting select colleges starting this fall as part of the company’s college town expansion. OurBus will also be piloting additional luggage service for students going back-to-school, beginning in Ithaca this August.
The company brings flexibility and creativity to developing bus routes in partnership with current and future customers, via crowdsourcing and offering pop-up bus routes during holidays, and seasonally. For example, the company is piloting service from Bethesda and Rockville, Maryland to New York City over Labor Day weekend. Potential riders can suggest new routes by visiting www.ourbus.com
By using crowdsourcing to bring efficient bus service to leisure travelers, students, and families on a budget, OurBus – founded in 2016 – is bucking the traditional bus service model, which utilizes a point to point network concept, recognizing that travelers need reliable and efficient transportation that’s close to their home, with less transfers, and less time in the car.
The company is now offering the OurBus Select Membership program, targeting students, frequent travelers, and families on a budget. Members will receive 50% off of 10 tickets, for $49.99. For an updated list of bus schedules and to enroll in the OurBus Select Membership program, visit OurBus.com or download the OurBus app.
On OurBus, riders can be as productive or as relaxed as they want to be, with all buses equipped with free wi-fi, individual charging ports, bottled water, and bathrooms.
It’s easy to book tickets and suggest new service, by downloading the free OurBus app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. OurBus customers have the ability to: