According to WOODTV 8 $1 bus service from Grand Rapids to Chicago or Detroit is no longer a thing as of Monday.

Since 2012 has been taking people to and from both Chicago and Detroit along with a few other locations throughout Michigan, but the company decided to restructure their routes due to a number of different factors.

WOODTV talked to the corporate affairs director for, Sean Hughes about what led to the cancellation of service to and from Grand Rapids:

“ is restructuring our network to reflect the changing travel patterns that we are experiencing due to historically low fuel prices, growing private and government subsidized inter-city coach operators, as well as rail services and low-cost airlines.”


Funny his cited low gas prices, since Michigan gas tax that just went into effect at the beginning of the year has Michigan paying higher than normal prices.

You can still take the Megabus from Ann Arbor or Detroit to Chicago, if you’re still looking for a cheap ride to the Windy City.  Sean also said they would continue to make necessary route adjustments based on customer demand.  o there is a chance it could come back at some time…like when gas prices go on the rise nationwide, again.

source: WOODTV