Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Big Green Bus

The Motorcoach is considered the greenest form of transportation when measured in terms of passenger miles per gallon of fuel.

Now a group of creative students decided to turn up the notch by retrofitting a standard coach to run on waste vegetable oil and solar panels, as well as many other green amenities. Hence, The Big Green Bus.


The Big Green Bus and crew.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Save on Gas this Summer: Take the Bus!

The New York Times compiled a list of 13 ways to save on gasoline this summer and “taking the bus” was one of the suggestions:
TAKE THE BUS Cheap express buses with names like BoltBus, Megabus and Vamoose have become popular along the Northeast Corridor and elsewhere, with amenities like free Wi-Fi and power and seats for $30 or less, depending on when you reserve — which can be less than what you might pay in gas if you drive yourself.
Here is a link to the full article in the NY Times:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vamoose Bus Donates Tickets to Families and Friends of NIH Patients.

Bethesda, MD, April 14, 2011 – Vamoose Bus, the popular, express bus service between New York City and Bethesda, MD, will be donating 4 round trip tickets daily to families and friends of patients presently staying at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center.

“The expense of frequent trips to visit patients can be a great financial burden on families,” said Sam Bluzenstein, President of Vamoose Bus. “Our company is pleased to provide this free service, to assist families in their time of need.”

The program will outreach to Children’s Inn at NIH, Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge, Friends of the Clinical Center, and Special Love, Inc.

Randy Schools, President of NIH Recreation and Welfare Assocation announced the commencement of this new service on April 8, 2011. Priority will be given on financial need.

Arrangements for travel must be made by contacting Kallie Wasserman, Tel: (301) 496-6061, Fax: (301) 402-1052, Email: wassermankt@mail.nih.gov.

http://www.vamoosebus.com/

http://www.recgov.org/

Monday, March 28, 2011

Vamoose Bus Supports the National Cherry Blossom Festival

In February of 1912, thousands of Japanese cherry trees arrived in Washington, DC. The trees have been donated by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo, in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan.


In a ceremony on March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft and Vis
countess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted the first two of these trees on the north bank of the Tidal Basin.

Every year thousands of people flock to DC to see the blossoming cherry trees and attend the events that herald the beginning of spring in the nation’s capital.

This year the festivals have a special meaning as a portion of the proceeds from the 2011 festival will be donated to the Red Cross, in an attempt to aid and assist the earthquake & tsunami victims in Japan.

Vamoose Bus is a proud supporter of the 2 week festival and is pleased to be a part of this great cause.

The chain of events commenced on March 26 and will continue through April 10, 2011.




Sunday, February 13, 2011

7th Anniversary/Valentine's Day Special

Tuesday, February 15 is our 7th Anniversary and we are celebrating the occasion by issuing a mega “Valentine’s Day/7th Anniversary” special, exclusively to our Facebook fans and Twitter followers.

Book a seat on Monday, February 14, 2011 or on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 and receive a 33% discount off the regular fare when entering promo code Vamoose7 at checkout.

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility:
Promotion code Vamoose7 can be used by member and non-members.

Eligible travel: New reservations made on vamoosebus.com for one-way or round-trip travel on any schedule other than the Gold Bus. Fares: When entering promotion code Vamoose7 at checkout, the fare per seat will be reduced from $30.00 to $20.00.
Purchase Period: Tickets must be purchased on
vamoosebus.com no earlier than 12:00 a.m. ET on 2/14/2011 and no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on 2/15/2011.
Travel Period: Promotion code can be used to book a reservation for any schedule currently available on
vamoosebus.com.
Limit: There is no limit on the number of seats.
Purchase Location: Promotion code requires instant purchase on
vamoosebus.com and cannot be redeemed when booking through the Vamoose Bus call center or when purchasing a seat at the bus.
Reservations: Promotion code can only be utilized at the time of purchase. The discount cannot be applied to existing reservations even if they’ve been booked within the eligible purchase period.
Vamoose Rewards: Vamoose Bus members purchasing seats using promotion code Vamoose7 will earn points. The number of points will correspond with the dollar amount paid for the reservation. (For more information on the Rewards program, please refer to the Vamoose Rewards page on our website).
Other promotions: This offer cannot be combined with any other special offer or promotion. Tickets that are being purchased by using Vamoose Rewards (Points) will not receive the discount associated with this promotion.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In Memoriam – David W. Hardy

We at Vamoose Bus mourn the loss of David W. Hardy, a prominent member of our staff.

So many of our customers knew Dave for his kind, patient and gentle problem solving. He was a great communicator and instilled comfort and confidence in all who were lucky enough to know him through calls or emails.

We know he was working diligently on his book and we supported his pursuit of truth and fairness for all.

We will always remember his generous spirit.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Vamoose Bus Expands Its Intercity Bus Service To Lorton, VA

New location will provide a convenient travel option to New York City for the people of southern Fairfax County and surrounding areas.

New York, NY, December 24, 2010 - Vamoose Bus, the popular, express bus service between New York City and the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, will expand its high quality bus service to Lorton, VA., on January 5, 2011.

Vamoose Bus will offer multiple daily departures between the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Lorton Station in southern Fairfax County, and the company’s New York City bus stop, located at the corner of West 30th Street and 7th Avenue, (Penn Station) in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Customers may begin booking travel today at http://www.VamooseBus.com for January 5, 2011 and beyond.

With the addition of Lorton, VA, Vamoose Bus will now serve 3 cities from the company's main hub in New York City.

“In response to the many requests from our loyal customers, we have decided to further expand our quality service to northern Virginia,” said Sam Bluzenstein, President of Vamoose Bus. “With the addition of this convenient location, we will open a new door to New York City for the people of Lorton and the surrounding areas.”

Vamoose Bus, launched in February 2004, is currently carrying more than 5,000 travelers a week. In addition to convenient pickup locations, Vamoose Bus is known for its superb customer service, flexible booking policy, and an attractive frequent-traveler rewards program.

Visit http://www.VamooseBus.com for additional information about service, schedules, fares or to book a reservation.

About Vamoose Bus:
Vamoose Bus, a family-owned, intercity bus company, transports more than 5,000 travelers a week between New York City and the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The NYC stop is situated 1 block from Penn Station, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The Washington, DC Metro area stops are located in Bethesda, MD; Arlington, VA (Rosslyn) and Lorton, VA. Vamoose Bus service operates daily.

For latest news and updates, follow VamooseBus on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VamooseBus and like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/VamooseBus.

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