Posts Tagged ‘scranton’

Martz Trailways adds Curbside Express Bus Service to New York City

Monday, April 15th, 2013


In April 2013 Martz Trailways began Curbside Express Bus Service to New York City. The fare for this bus service is $25 round-trip, which is a significant discount off of the normal round-trip price. Martz offers this service from both Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, though, at least for now, the buses only run on certain days of the week. The separate buses from Scranton and Wilkes-Barre each make several stops within their respective departure cities, beginning at 7:00 AM.

The benefits of this new service are:

  • $25 round-trip fare (very cheap!)
  • Express to NYC – no stops after Scranton or Wilkes-Barre

This new bus service is similar to the “Chinatown” bus service model that is prevalent in Manhattan. Buses pick-up and drop-off at the curb, instead of at a formal bus terminal, thereby saving money from the fees normally paid to the owner of the bus terminal. Normal midtown-New York bound Martz buses call at the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 40th Street and Eighth Avenue. But the new Martz Curbside Express Buses will both drop-off and pick-up in the vicinity of 48th Street and 6th Avenue. That location is convenient to Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, and many subway lines.

NOTE: You MUST return on the same day, on the exact bus specified, to use the second half of your $25 round-trip ticket. The current schedule has the same-day return buses departing 48th Street and 6th Avenue at 7:00 PM.

For all the details on the new Martz Trailways Curbside Express Bus Service to New York City and to purchase e-tickets, please click on the following link:

I was hoping that that one of the discount bus services, such as Megabus or Bolt Bus, would begin service to Scranton. That hasn’t happened yet, but this new Martz Trailways Curbside Express Bus Service is pretty much the next best thing and I applaud Martz Trailways for offering it.

Daniels & Webster’s 5000th Radio Show

Friday, October 3rd, 2008


My favorite radio duo, Daniels & Webster, are celebrating their 5000th radio show today.

Research performed by the Times-Tribune and Shamrock Communications has thus far failed to find another duo that’s worked together at the same radio station for as long as Daniels & Webster.

That’s awesome! I used to listen to them every morning on Rock 107 during middle school and high school, and I tape recorded a lot of their skits. In fact, when they released their compilation CD “Wind Beneath My Seat” in 1999, I already had a lot of the material in my personal collection. Congrats guys!

Oh, and hopefully I’ll be getting their fourth album today, “Sgt. Lumpy’s Auto Parts Club Band“.