Airport bus service ends Dec. 31

File photoThe familiar Airport Supersaver buses, which have shuttled area residents to and from O'Hare and Midway airports for nearly 50 years, will cease operating as of Dec. 31, according to a statement from Coach USA.

MICHIGAN CITY – Area residents who utilize the long-running bus shuttle service to get to the Chicago airports is going to have to find another ride, as the line will be shutting down at year's end.

The service, which has operated since about 1970 under various names, including Tri State Coach, Cardinal, Travel Ways and most recently Coach USA, will be ceasing operations in Indiana.

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I am sadden and deeply hurt by Coach USA shuttering it's doors. This coach line has been apart of my travels when I was in the military and my personal travel. I was at work in Atlanta, GA when my sister texted me the grave news. I had to go to the conference and cry because I absolutely looked forward to riding the my Coach USA bus to Highland. I used to catch the coach line in Gary, IN until it closed. I did see the ridership go down during the years I traveled to the Gary, IN location until I had to go to Highland, IN and I was just as happy with that location. It has been difficult to hold back the tears when you see massive change such as this one take place. I have never summoned Uber nor Lyft, because I always felt safer on the USA Coach Line. The more I think about this company shuttering it's doors only to look at soon to be empty buildings/terminals that once housed hardworking, dedicated people that got me from point A and B is heartbreaking. I hope the coach line will return because not everyone trusts Uber and Lyft (I'm not downing the two), but I guess my tranquil travels to and from the Midway Airport are going to have to be rethought. If Coach USA was having billing and operation problems, I sure could not tell because all of my ride were excellent A1 service. I will pray for everyone to find employment especially since it's so close to the holidays and going into the first of the year. This has really choked me up. I will definitely buy a ticket for one last travel, but I'm hoping that this closure will change or be halted in some kind of way. I'm still deeply sadden and in disbelief. I will dearly miss my Coach USA. I abundantly thank you for your travel and excellent customer service.


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