Tomorrow morning Bolt Bus will announce further expansion in the PNW, a route from Portland to Albany and Eugene, OR. Bolt Bus GM David Hall was nice enough to talk with me on the expansion.
More will be released tomorrow, but the basic facts are:
- Service will start on Oct 3rd.
- All fares for the first four days from Portland to Eugene / Albany will be $1.
- Portland to Eugene / Albany buses will run 5 days a week, Thursday to Monday, with no runs Tuesday and Wednesday.
- On Thursdays and Sundays there will be one throughrouted bus from Seattle to Eugene, stopping in Portland along the way.
- On Fridays and Mondays the inverse will occur, a throughrouted bus from Eugene to Seattle.
- Also, as part of this expansion Bolt Bus will be adding service on the Portland to Seattle line during peak times.
Quoting David: “This region continues to be a real home run for us, and we are looking at additional expansion probably next year.” As a special bonus, David let me know that thanks to the many well informed comments made in our earlier Bolt Bus thread, the company is studying a Spokane route via Ellensburg. They will “need additional buses to do it” so such a line would not open until next spring at the very earliest.