New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
With the rising cost of fuel, consumers are flocking more and more to buses and trains for a less expensive and more eco-friendly alternative to driving and flying. According to a DePaul University study, buses are the fastest growing form of transportation for inter-city travel in the U.S, but finding and booking travel between cities still proves to be a big headache for consumers who end up scouring the internet to find the best option. Wanderu.com has tackled this issue head on by allowing travelers to search all of their options in one place. To help them along their journey, Wanderu announces the addition of former Greyhound CEO, Craig Lentzsch, to their Board of Advisors.
The idea for Wanderu came to the founders, Polina Raygorodskaya and Igor Bratnikov, when they were doing a cross-country campaign to raise awareness for National Parks and Forests. Aiming to promote sustainable forms of transportation, the group chose ride-shares as their main form of travel. Along the way in Virginia, their ride-share cancelled and they tried desperately to find a bus to get to their next destination. Since no direct bus served the route, they had no way to find which buses could get them there or even find the closest station to where they were. Realizing the void in the market, they set out to make the ground travel experience better for all.
When asked what attracted him to join Wanderu as an advisor, Lentzsch replied: “Wanderu is truly simplifying bus and train travel by creating an intermodal system that connects the various carriers and forms of transportation in an easy to use search. In creating an environment which will connect travelers between any two points of the country, Wanderu is the first site to provide the complete ground travel experience, encouraging more people to leave their cars at home.”
With over 30 years experience as a leader in the transportation industry, Lentzsch is without question very qualified to help guide this promising start-up in their lofty goals. Joining Wanderu founders Igor Branikov, Polina Raygorodskaya and Eddy Wong, Lentzsch’s expertise will help shine a bright future on this revolutionary new company.