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Ticket to ride: Express bus service takes patrons from York to New York in 4 hours

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OurBus, an internet-based booking app specializing in crowdsourced bus routes, has partnered with Lancaster-based Executive Coach Inc. to offer express bus services from York City, Lancaster and surrounding areas to New York.
OurBus, an internet-based booking app specializing in crowdsourced bus routes, has partnered with Lancaster-based Executive Coach Inc. to offer express bus services from York City, Lancaster and surrounding areas to New York. - (Photo / )

Central Pennsylvania residents can now crowdsource their bus service.

OurBus, an internet-based booking app specializing in crowdsourced bus routes, has partnered with Lancaster-based Executive Coach Inc. to offer express bus services from York City, Lancaster and surrounding areas to New York.

Through the use of disruptive technology, area residents suggest pickup locations and times to OurBus, said Chris Dong, marketing and partnerships coordinator for the company. 

While there are a few brief stops, Dong said that the York/Lancaster route is considered an express service that will get patrons to New York in roughly four hours. 

Service from York is available once daily, except for Sundays, which run twice a day. Monday through Saturday patrons are picked up at 6 a.m. and on Sundays, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Patrons will be picked up in downtown York at 53 East North St. Pick-up times are subject to change based on the feedback received from riders, who help suggest time frames and locations. 

“For almost four decades, we’ve prided ourselves on bringing the best and most comfortable travel experience to our customers, and we’re excited to start a new chapter with OurBus, serving our hometown of Lancaster,” said Dale McMichael of Executive Coach in a statement.

OurBus launched its services for the area on July 1. As part of its launch, riders in Lancaster and York will be offered $10, one-way promotional fares through July 14.

All buses equipped with free Wi-Fi, charging ports, bottled water, and bathrooms.

The company first started offering its service to Pennsylvania in December, with service from West Chester to New York City.

To celebrate the new offering in York, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at city’s former train station, the East North Street location, on July 20.

 

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Emily Thurlow

Emily Thurlow

​Emily Thurlow covers York County​ for the Central Penn Business Journal. Have a tip? Drop her a line at ethurlow@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter @localloislane.

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