These days, more companies than ever are trying to be more eco-friendly, especially when it comes to corporate travel and events. If you’re planning a company outing, group trip, or other event this year, you may be considering several options. While there are plenty of transportation options, and it might seem easiest to have everyone take their own cars, be sure to also consider the environmental impacts of your options!
Are Charter Bus Rentals Eco-Friendly?
While at first you might not think “environmentally friendly” when you hear “bus rentals”, but in fact, charter buses are more energy efficient than many other transportation options. For example, if the alternative is that everyone in your group is driving their own cars, or carpooling with another person or two, those additional vehicles add up to increase CO2 emissions and other toxins being released into the air. Since our charter buses can accommodate 34, 47, or 55 passengers each, think of the amount of cars that can be avoided for each event or trip!
Many studies over the years have shown that buses are more eco-friendly and energy efficient than typical passenger cars, and even trains. It’s also been found that travelling by bus is more “green” than air travel. According to EarthTalk.org “a couple can cut their travel carbon emissions in half by boarding a motor coach instead of taking their Prius. “And if they take the motor coach rather than flying, they will cut their emissions by 55 to 75 percent, depending on the distance they travel.”
Other Amenities and Benefits of Charter Buses
In addition to these eco-friendly benefits, charter bus rentals offer convenience and comfort to company outings and group trips that other forms of transportation can’t match. For example, if the group is all driving themselves or carpooling, then there are a number of cars and drivers that might be at different stages of the trip at different points, might be getting lost, having car troubles, etc. It can be harder to plan and manage the whole group at once if everyone is separated during transportation. With a charter bus, however, the group can all be in one or several buses together, with comfortable seating, restrooms, WIFI, TVs, and more. Passengers can relax on their way to the event or trip rather than worrying about driving, directions, traffic, or other hassles.
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