BoltBus, the bus service recognized for providing its passengers Wi-Fi and $1 lottery seats, is shutting down operations indefinitely after months of low ridership in the course of the pandemic, based on Greyhound, its father or mother firm.
The low cost bus operator introduced final month that it was transferring most of its routes to Greyhound so it might “undergo renovations.” BoltBus had suspended service earlier in the course of the pandemic, however its father or mother firm stated this week that the operator had no plans to place its buses again on the highway.
“Currently there is not a timeline to return BoltBus operations,” Emma Kaiser, a Greyhound spokeswoman, advised The Seattle Times.
Greyhound didn’t reply to emails or cellphone calls searching for touch upon Saturday.
Greyhound, which operates the most important intercity bus fleet in North America, teamed up with Peter Pan Bus Lines in 2008 to begin BoltBus. The firms needed to supply an inexpensive trip to individuals delay by grubbier alternate options available on the market.
At least one seat on each BoltBus trip bought for $1 plus a reserving payment. Passengers might reserve seats, in contrast to on Greyhound. BoltBus provided passengers Wi-Fi, particular person energy shops and additional legroom, based on its website.
The company shuttled riders among cities in the Northeast and in the Pacific Northwest. Greyhound took sole ownership of BoltBus in 2017.
In May, Greyhound announced that it was shutting down its remaining Canadian operations.
Other cheap intercity bus operators that are still running, including FlixBus, Peter Pan and Megabus, may see a surge in riders, because domestic travel is on the rise as pandemic restrictions loosen.