MDOT-subsidized service connects more than 40 new cities to nationwide bus network
May 18, 1999--Intercity bus service returns to Michigan's Upper Peninsula May 19, when Greyhound begins three new daily routes. It is the first consistent bus service in the area in more than two years.
"With Greyhound, residents and visitors to the Upper Peninsula now have a reliable form of transportation that offers service every day of the week, connecting them with a nationwide network that will take them wherever they want to go," said Jack Haugsland, chief operating officer for Greyhound.
The three routes are:
- A north/south route from Calumet, Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin along U.S. 41 and along Interstate 43 to Milwaukee. Cities served include Hancock, Marquette, Stephenson,
Houghton, Harvey, Wallace,
Chassell, Rapid River, Birch Creek,
Keweenaw Bay, Gladstone, Marinette, Wis.,
Baraga, Escanaba, Peshtigo, Wis.,
L'Anse, Bark River, Oconto, Wis.,
Three Lakes, Powers, Green Bay, Wis.,
Michigamme, Nadeau, Manitowoc, Wis.,
Champion, Carney, Sheboygan, Wis.,
Negaunee, and Daggett.
- An east/west route from St. Ignace, Michigan, to Duluth, Minnesota along U.S. 2. Cities served include:
Epoulette, Escanaba, Watersmeet,
Naubinway, Bark River, Marenisco,
Engadine, Powers, Wakefield,
Gould City, Norway, Bessemer,
Blaney Park, Iron Mountain, Ironwood,
Manistique, Spread Eagle, Wis., Ashland, Wis.,
Thompson, Florence, Wis., Iron River, Wis.,
Rapid River, Crystal Falls, Superior, Wis.,
Gladstone, Iron River, and Duluth, Minn.
A daytime route from Marquette, Michigan, to Green Bay, Wisconsin, along U.S. 41. Cities served include:
Harvey, Nadeau, Birch Creek,
Rapid River, Carney, Marinette, Wis.,
Gladstone, Bagley, Peshtigo, Wis.,
Escanaba, Daggett, Oconto, Wis.,
Bark River, Stephenson,
Powers, and Wallace
Greyhound was awarded the contract to run the subsidized service through a competitive bid process authorized by the Michigan Department of Transportation.
"Thousands of people in Michigan depend on intercity bus service to travel across the Upper Peninsula," said State Transportation Director James R. DeSana. "We are pleased that service will be maintained using a nationally experienced carrier that will provide reliable, on-time service."
Total ridership on the three routes is expected to be approximately 20,000 annually at the start of service later this month.
Greyhound is the only nationwide provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,600 destinations with 18,000 daily departures. The company also provides package express service, charter service and food service at certain terminals. For fare and schedule information, contact Greyhound at (800) 229-9424, or visit our web site at www.greyhound.com.