Company: Omaha-to-Chicago bus route ending next year

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)

Discount bus company Megabus has announced it will make its last trips between Omaha and Chicago early next year.

The five-year-old Omaha-to-Chicago route will end on Jan. 9. The New Jersey-based company says low gas prices have reduced demand for its services. The route also has stops in the Iowa cities of Des Moines, Davenport and Iowa City.

Tickets from Omaha to Chicago were priced Friday between $15 and $59 for rides over the next month. Burlington Trailways continues to offer bus service to Chicago from Omaha. Tickets with that line were priced Friday at $75.

Megabus says the route cancellation is part of a wider reorganization of Megabus’ Midwest hub, with job losses in Chicago and cutbacks in some other routes.

Source: Omaha World-Herald