Indian Trails Expands U.P. Motorcoach Service from St. Ignace to Sault Ste. Marie and Beyond

December 8, 2009
Brenda Cheney, 800-292-3831

Michigan's Intercity Bus System as of Dec. 2009
Michigan's Intercity Bus System as of Dec. 2009
(OWOSSO) – Indian Trails has expanded its scheduled motor coach service in the Upper Peninsula, extending its route from St. Ignace to Sault Ste. Marie and adding service to Kinross and Newberry.

“The extension of the service which began on December 1 is a natural outgrowth of the recently opened transportation center in St. Ignace,” said Indian Trails President Gordon Mackay. “This enables us to better serve all of our customers,” added Mackay.

“The route extension reintroduces daily schedule service to Sault Ste. Marie that ended back in 1993 and opens all of the Lower Peninsula and western Upper Peninsula to the U.P.’s second largest population area,” Mackay said.

The Sault Ste. Marie ticket agent is Eastern Upper Michigan Peninsula Transportation Authority (906-632-8643).

With this expansion of scheduled service by Indian Trails, travelers going to and from Canada can easily arrange transportation across the International Bridge to connect with Greyhound Canada Service and Algoma Central Rail.

Greyhound Canada offers service to Sudbury, Toronto and Ottawa eastbound and to Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver westbound.

Algoma Rail service connects Sault Ste. Marie, northern Ontario and the entire VIA Rail system.

Mackay pointed out that even though the Indian Trails expanded service is part of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) -sponsored U.P. service, “the extension is being operated without any increase in MDOT-subsidized taxpayer dollars.”

Indian Trails’ Central and Upper Peninsula motor coaches with deluxe amenities provide daily service to five Michigan universities – Michigan State, Central Michigan, Lake Superior State, Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech.

Indian Trails operates seven days a week, 365 days each year. For more information about these routes, contact Indian Trails at 800-292-3831 or