The ATL-based startup, Shofur, launches new bus line in Austin

The ATL-based startup, Shofur, launches new bus line in Austin

Shofur continues to add bus lines to its inter-city bus service in Texas. What started with a bus line between Dallas and Houston has now spread to include Austin, San Antonio, and Waco. The service is being marketed to both leisure travelers and commuters thanks to its reasonably priced services and convenience. Shofur will be competing with the likes of Megabus and Vonlane, who both offer similar bus services in the Texas Triangle.

The convenience comes in the form of quickly and easily ordering tickets for the new routes through the use of the website or app. This gives you the ability to guarantee your seat from anywhere and get updates on your bus, as well, alerting you if it is behind schedule to your stop.

Convenience can also be found on the buses themselves. Shofur doesn’t own any of their own buses, but rather works with third party bus services that typically have extra buses available. Buses that are either not being used or ones that are far from capacity. Shofur only accepts the highest-end buses, though; the ones with reclining seats, power outlets, and WiFi; with most of the buses being a 2010 model or newer.

These Texas lines are only the first in a plan to include cities all over the country, but it can be assumed California is next on the list, with listing for San Francisco and San Jose already being put in place on the website.

Shofur’s lineup which at one point just included private charter bus rentals. The company was started in 2013 by Armir Harris shortly after he used his connections to help the dismal transportation situation at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in North Carolina. Since then, their charter service has taken off, servicing clients such as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft in over 100 cities nationwide.

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