Flixbus, the European Uber for long-distance bus travel, is coming to the United States. On its home turf is has franchised or absorbed a lot of bus companies, dominating the market. In Germany, nearly 90 percent of the long-haul bus business belongs to Flixbus.
What sets Flixbus apart is that it invests in custom software to locate unmet demand, and then provide drivers with more optimal schedules and routes.
“Five years ago in Europe, going [on the bus] was something for low-income groups—not a choice you made if you didn’t have to,” said André Schwämmlein, the company’s founder and CEO. “What we achieved was that buses became cool. I see similarities in the U.S.”CityLAB
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