Locals on the bus can go up and down
Imagine $9 to go to Miami. Locals can’t even get a ride from Key West to Stock Island for $9, let alone Miami. So what’s the catch? Just book first, not last, according to the new Go Buses transportation operating between Miami and Key West. Academy, which runs Go Buses, is a national transportation chain familiar with busing people up and down the Eastern seaboard, and really can do it at a low cost. Residents who wrestle with the high prices of airfare and shuttles to the mainland now have a new alternative.
“We have a dynamic pricing system, and price is based on demand,” said Michael Curreri, northeast regional director who introduced Go Buses to the Chamber of Commerce last week. This means booking ahead of time can be cheaper than not just a tank of gas, but half a tank of gas. If booking last minute, higher fares will apply, depending on passenger demand “but it doesn’t really exceed $32,” says Curreri.
Since January, Go Buses’ introductory Keys route has been a daily shuttle between Miami’s Downtown and South Beach to the Caroline Street Bus parking lot. Already highly popular with tourists, it’s time locals take advantage of the fares ranging from $9 up to $32 to Miami and reverse the advantage.
“Soon we will implement phase two with a twice-daily bus service to Miami International and Fort Lauderdale airports stopping in Key Largo, Marathon and Key West,” said Bret Brittenum, general manager. Again, imagine from $9 to $30 to the airport; it seems inconceivable but don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Go Buses are new, clean, modernized deluxe motorcoaches. They offer ample leg room, WiFi, electrical outlets, reclining seats, restrooms and are ADA-compliant. The double decker bus can accommodate up to 84 people, with bonus features like tables downstairs or the best view of the Keys from the second story. Go Buses also offers frequent rider and loyalty programs.
If it saves money and gets residents where they want, then by all means, Go Bus.
or call 1-877-249-4440
The buses have more legroom than most airlines.” — Bret Brittenum, general manager Go Buses.