With Megabus rolling out new Michigan route, see what its transit competitors are thinking

From The Grand Rapids Press:

Photo courtesy of Megabus.com.
Travelers board a double-decker Megabus. The low-cost service is expected to roll out a new Michigan route in coming weeks, with daily stops in Detroit, East Lansing, Grand Rapidsand Chicago.

Transit competitors of the low-cost Megabus service preparing to roll out a new Michigan routedownplayed news last week of the company’s expansion, saying their time-tested services maintain their customer bases.

Megabus got the go-ahead to roll into Grand Rapids last week, allowing it to bring its big, blue buses and slick marketing of $1 fares into a market that for years has been served by the likes of Amtrak, Greyhound and Indian Trails.

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Now, with the 6-year-old upstart Megabus preparing a new route between Detroit, East Lansing, Grand Rapids and Chicago, its competitors were quick to point out what some deem as flaws with Megabus’s business model.

Source: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/06/see_what_megabuss_transit_comp.html