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Michigan Flyer pick-up and drop-off location changes

Indian Trails announced the Michigan Flyer motorcoach shuttle to the Detroit Metro Airport McNamara Terminal has moved to a more convenient location effective Feb. 3, 2010. The McNamara Terminal is host to Delta/Northwest, Air France, KLM and Continental* airlines.

The motorcoaches will drop off and pick up at curb-side next to the international arrival doors. This level is well known to travelers as International Arrivals level (Ll).

It shares the pick-up and drop off location with SMART, the airport’s intra-city public transportation bus company. The sign outside the international arrival door is marked “Smart Bus/Employee Shuttle”. There is no specific sign for Michigan Flyer, however, the brand new luxury fleet has enhanced decals identifying the motor coach as Michigan Flyer and Indian Trails. Travelers will be able to see the coach arriving at the terminal through the large glass wall.

For detailed instructions please see www.michiganflyer.com – Detroit Metro location page.

This is great news for passengers, since they will no longer have to cross the bridge walk to the ground transportation parking ramp areas. The International Arrivals waiting area is well heated, has ample restrooms and a convenience store with soft drinks, snacks, magazines and more.

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 www.indiantrails.com


Move might make way for Michigan Flyer terminal

From Lansing State Journal
LANSING TWP. – Bud Kouts Chevrolet has moved its used car lot across Michigan Avenue to its new car dealership, clearing the way for a possible Michigan Flyer bus terminal.
Owosso-based Indian Trails Inc. has an option to buy the land for a new terminal for its Michigan Flyer subsidiary, which offers bus service to Detroit Metropolitan Airport from East Lansing, Jackson and Ann Arbor.