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On Our Radar: Shuttle Around Buffalo with Wings

Buffalo Wings Bus, Step Out Buffalo, Buffalo NY

Update November, 3, 2015: According to their Facebook page, the Buffalo Wings Service has ended due to lack of ridership.

A new and safer way to get to (and from) your favorite watering hole is hitting the streets this Friday (9/18/15) – Buffalo WINGS Bus. Forget about parking, leaving your car overnight, finding rides, or a nasty snow storm. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with flying. “Wings” will provide transportation around the city focusing on connecting eight popular entertainment districts in one direct route. University Heights, Hertel Ave, Elmwood Village, Allentown, Chippewa, Pearl Street, Canalside, and Cobbleston District and Buffalo Creek Casino are the initial stops on the Buffalo WINGS Bus.

Jacob Hager and Riley McFarland are the co-creators of the service. The idea first came to them while spending some time in Dublin Ireland where they appreciated the easy access to the many pubs via public transportation.

Buffalo Wings Bus, Step Out Buffalo, Buffalo NY

Wings also plans to act as a sightseeing service bringing together a good ride with plenty of information on everything the Queen City –  shopping, dining, nightlife, music, gaming and sporting events. Perfect for locals and tourists alike. Yes – they are available for private parties.

The shuttle seats 18 people and more in standing room. One of the best things about Wings is their mobile app, free on Apple App Store and Google play. Patrons can enjoy paperless ticketing (purchase tickets anytime and anywhere), real-time GPS (track the shuttle and plan their night out accordingly), and money saving promotions.

The plan is to be on the streets Thursday – Saturday initially. Fees to ride the shuttle are $10 for the entire night (this option lets you use the shuttle as many times as you want within the hours purchased, purchase through the app) or $5 per ride (pay with cash only on the bus). Ride free this weekend (9/18-9/19), as it’s their first time out on the town.

For more information check out their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Download the app here.

 

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