Peter Pan Anticipating Heavy Travel During Holiday Season

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Traditional historic demand during the upcoming holiday season through the New Year has Peter Pan Bus Lines adding additional services so plan ahead for your holiday travel.

Traditional historic demand during the upcoming holiday season through the New Year has Peter Pan Bus Lines, the largest privately owned intercity bus line in the nation, preparing to add as many as 625 additional motorcoaches to its regular route service during this busy travel season the northeast corridor.

Particularly with the extended 4-day New Year’s weekend, the company anticipates carrying more than 200,000 passengers commencing Friday, December 18th through Sunday, January 3, 2010. To aid in streamlining operations, similar to rail and airline transportation, Peter Pan recently introduced to the traveling public the option of reserved seating on specific route schedules, which proved to be very popular during the recent Thanksgiving travel period.

Travelers are now increasingly considering bus transportation as an alternative to driving due to convenience, reliability and environmentally friendly service. Each motorcoach can remove as many as 55 passenger cars from crowded highways. On average, the motorcoach industry provides 184.4 passenger miles per gallon of fuel, compared to the average single passenger automobile at 27.7 miles per gallon.

According to Peter A. Picknelly, President of Peter Pan, “The flexibility of our system allows us to put additional vehicles in service on our regular line run schedules, affording the traveling public the advantage of knowing they are assured of a seat. Unlike most other forms of public transportation, as demand increases, we are positioned to add motorcoaches literally within minutes to meet that demand. In addition, with e-ticketing available on our website, passengers have the option of purchasing their tickets in advance and printing them out at home, or ordering them online and receiving them in the mail. This helps alleviate congestion at the terminals, and long lines at ticket counters, saving our customers time as well.”

“With modern conveniences and updates like WiFi accessibility, bus travel has never been more comfortable and customer-friendly. We encourage those traveling during this holiday season in the northeast to consider intercity bus travel, avoiding the limited seats available on trains and the hassle of crowded airports and overbooked flights.”

Peter Pan offers at least hourly service in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Schedule information can be obtained by calling toll free (800) 343-9999 or logging onto the website at Peter Pan serves over 100 communities throughout the northeast corridor, with daily express service including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Peter Pan Group of Companies
Corporate Headquarters
1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 1776 Ï Springfield, MA 01102-1776
Telephone: 413-781-2900 Ï Fax: 413-746-8671

Contact: Robert Schwarz - (413) 781-2900 ext. 1303


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Bruce Westcott