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Megabus nixing Chicago-Omaha route, including Iowa City stop, come January


Megabus will be cutting its services to Iowa City when it does away with its Chicago-Omaha route in January 2017. -- photo via Megabus
Megabus will be cutting its services to Iowa City when it does away with its Chicago-Omaha route in January 2017. — photo via Megabus

If you’re hoping to hop on a Megabus to or from Iowa City come Jan. 10, you’re out of luck.

The company is cutting its five-year-old Omaha-Chicago line, which also includes stops in Des Moines, Iowa City and Davenport, which was added in 2015. The cuts come along with other reductions to the company’s Chicago hub. The final day for folks to travel aboard the discount buses on the Chicago-Omaha route will be Jan. 9.

Megabus pointed to lower gas prices, which have made car and air travel more appealing to consumers, as a key factor in the decision to cut services. However, the company is also expanding, with new services in Wisconsin and Ohio, citing higher customer demand there.


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