Indian Trails

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Indian Trails
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Founded 1910
Headquarters Owosso, Michigan
Locale Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois
Service type Inter-city bus
Annual ridership 1,000,000+[1]
Website indiantrails.com

Indian Trails, Inc. is an inter-city bus company based in Owosso, Michigan, with offices in Romulus (in Metro Detroit) and Kalamazoo.[2]

History[edit]

Indian Trails was founded in 1910 in Owosso as the Phillips-Taylor Livery Service, whose main business was transporting cargo to and from Durand Union Station and the surrounding Shiawassee County. Beginning in the 1910s, the company expanded to include intercity offerings, and by the 1930s served much of southern Michigan. Many of its buses ran along US 12, whose nickname, "the Old Indian Trail," would eventually become the name of the company.[3]

Indian Trails offers charters, casino trips and regular fixed-route daily service.[4] In 2006 Indian Trails assumed responsibility for a number of routes in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula which Greyhound Lines had discontinued.[5]

Indian Trails' daily scheduled bus service is part of Michigan's Intercity Bus System recognized by the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Routes[edit]

Route Major stops
Via I-94, US 131, I-96, I-69, I-75/US 23 Chicago–Benton Harbor–Kalamazoo–Grand Rapids–Lansing–Flint–Bay City
Via I-94, I-69, I-75/US 23 Chicago–Benton Harbor–Kalamazoo–Battle Creek–Lansing–Flint–Bay City
Via US 2 St. Ignace–Escanaba–Ironwood–Duluth
Via US 41, US 141, I-43 Hancock–Marquette–Escanaba–Green Bay–Milwaukee
Via US 127, I-75, M-32, US 131, US 31 Lansing–Mt. Pleasant–Gaylord–Boyne Falls–Petoskey–St. Ignace
Via I-69, M-52 East Lansing–Owosso
Via US 131 Grand Rapids–Big Rapids–Cadillac–Boyne Falls
Via US 131 Kalamazoo–Grand Rapids
Via I-75/US 23, US 23, I-75 Bay City–Alpena–St. Ignace
Via I-196/US 31 Benton Harbor–South Haven–Holland–Grand Rapids

Michigan Flyer[edit]

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The Michigan Flyer provides motorcoach service 8 to 12 times daily between East Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Trails: About Us". Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Locations". Indian Trails. Retrieved January 12, 2012. Owosso (Main Office) 109 East Comstock Street Owosso, MI 48867"; "Kalamazoo 1015 East Michigan Kalamazoo, MI 49048"; "Romulus 28685 Smith Road Romulus, MI 48174 
  3. ^ "Indian Trails: History". Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ Rauschert, Jeff (February 15, 2008). "Mid-Michigan Companies Major Players in Motor Coach Industry". MLIve. Booth Newspapers. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  5. ^ Foran, Janet (November 22, 2006). "MDOT Announces Indian Trails to Provide Upper Peninsula Bus Service, and Expand Routes in Lower Peninsula" (Press release). Michigan Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on September 8, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Home". Michigan Flyer. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Indian Trails at Wikimedia Commons