Michigan Flyer eNews: September 2023 Edition

Learn why our drivers like their jobs, get tips on how to travel for less, and find information on upcoming performances taking place near Michigan Flyer stops. 

Michigan Flyer eNews: August 2023 Edition

Meet another winner from the "Love Connections" essay contest, get an update on Ody Norkin's humanitarian mission to Ukraine (and learn how you can help), and learn about some exciting shows and festivals you can get to on the Michigan Flyer.

Michigan Flyer eNews: July 2023 Edition

Check out the July newsletter for the first winning entry from our "Love Connections" essay contest, upcoming events in the area, tips on reducing time spent in lines at the airport, and more.

Michigan Flyer eNews: June 2023 Edition

This month's newsletter contains information on Michigan Flyer's "Hytch" service, travel alerts, and upcoming events in Lansing, Ann Arbor, Detroit and Brighton.

LRCC FOCUS: Indian Trails Makes Big Improvements in Michigan's Transportation System

Just in the past few months, Indian Trails and its Michigan Flyer division have made several major enhancements in the bus transportation system for passengers in Michigan and beyond. 

Michigan Flyer eNews: May 2023 Edition

Learn about two ways to track your bus, meet driver Dan Pricopio, understand travel advisories, and see a number of upcoming events the Michigan Flyer can get you to in the May edition of the eNews.

Michigan Flyer eNews: April 2023 Edition

Read the April eNews to find more details about Michigan Flyer's new service "Hytch", along with airfares for Summer getaways, and one final chance for you to enter to win a $500 gift card.

Megabus and Indian Trails Partner to Expand Bus Service

Megabus, one of the largest bus companies in North America, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Indian Trails, Michigan’s first and largest private bus transportation company.      
This partnership will allow for expanded service options for 90 cities in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois including trips between Ann Arbor and 20 cities, Detroit and 23 cities, Green Bay and 18 cities, Lansing and 20 cities and Milwaukee and 18 cities. 

Michigan Flyer eNews: March 2023 Edition

Learn about an upcoming curb-to-curb service from Michigan Flyer, find out how to protect yourself from hackers while traveling, and more.

Ody Norkin of Michigan Flyer sparks massive humanitarian aid effort

As the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to escalate, local groups in Mid-Michigan are stepping up to provide relief efforts. “You can see that the tanks have sent shells directly into civilian homes. So this suggestion, that the Russians are only hitting military targets, is garbage,” said Ody Norkin, with the East Lansing Rotary Club and Greater Lansing Jewish Federation. 

Michigan Flyer eNews: February 2023 Edition

Meet driver Mark Sturtz, get travel alerts, tips and upcoming events, and see how YOU could become our next contest winner.

Indian Trails Launches New National Bus-Ticketing System, Announces New Detroit-Chicago Daily Service

Today, Indian Trails, Inc.—which operates one of the largest fleets of deluxe motorcoaches in Michigan—launched the new national bus-ticketing system developed by Transcor Data Services (TDS). Called the Multi-Modal Cloud Platform, or MMC for short, the TDS system enables Indian Trails to expand connections with almost 80 independent interlining bus companies nationwide. 

SE Michigan transit director says Detroit-Ann Arbor route a success, discusses future expansion plans

Initially launched in March 2020, D2A2 is an express route that runs nonstop from Campus Martius in downtown Detroit to Ann Arbor. The project was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic but resumed operations in Oct. 2021. Since then, the number of riders has consistently grown. 

Michigan Flyer eNews: January 2023 Edition

Meet the grand prize winner from the "Great Connections" contest, read about how we are upgrading your experience, and find info on exciting events in the East Lansing, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Brighton areas.

Indian Trails Invests $3 Million in Five New Deluxe Motorcoaches

Indian Trails, Inc., has just added five new Prevost 56-passenger motorcoaches to its fleet for the comfort and safety of passengers at a cost of nearly $3 million or $600,000 per bus.

Michigan Flyer eNews: December 2022 Edition

Read another winning essay from the "Great Connections" contest, learn about a new way to track your bus in real time, and find info on nearby events and affordable airfares in the December 2022 edition of the Michigan Flyer eNews.

Michigan Flyer eNews: November 2022 Edition

The November 2022 edition of the Michigan Flyer e-News features another contest winner in Meg Denbow, along with travel alerts, airfares for holiday getaways, coming events and some little-known facts about Thanksgiving.

SBAM Names Indian Trails a 2022 Energy Champion

The Small Business Association of Michigan recently honored Indian Trails with its 2022 Consumers Energy Energy Champion award. Indian Trails received the award for working with SBAM to complete five different lighting projects in Owosso, Kalamazoo, and Romulus. These upgrades will result in several thousand dollars of energy savings each year.

Michigan Flyer eNews: October 2022 Edition

The October 2022 edition of the Michigan Flyer e-News includes a feature on contest winner Susan Bibula, airfare deals for a Thanksgiving getaway, upcoming events, and more.

Michigan Flyer eNews: September 2022 Edition

The September 2022 edition of the Michigan Flyer e-News features contest winner Dion Frischer and bus driver Crystal Patton, along with travel tips, upcoming events, and more.

How Indian Trails Helps Drive Our Economy

Most Chamber members know that the deluxe, 54-passenger motorcoaches operated by Indian Trails, Inc., are different from city transit or school buses. But do you know what an enormous boost these motorcoaches give our economy?

Michigan Flyer eNews: August 2022 Edition

The Michigan Flyer eNews contains travel alerts, upcoming events near Michigan Flyer stops, tips for traveling, and more. Read the August 2022 edition here.

Ody Norkin's Mission to Ease Suffering in Ukraine

July 18, 2022—Like many Americans, Oded "Ody" Norkin was stunned by the Russian invasion of Ukraine last February. While the world watched it unfold, he wondered how to help.


May 5, 2021—A new smartphone application—the Indian Trails Bus Tracker—is now available for free download by passengers. The app enables passengers to track—in real time—the progress of their daily, scheduled buses along the routes to each bus stop.


May 5, 2021—Back in 2014, Philip “Al” Kline achieved a rare feat among the bus drivers at Indian Trails: He reached the two million mile mark as a safe driver, having gone the distance without an avoidable accident. When he retired earlier this year after 45 years of service (including a year-long furlough due to Covid’s impact on the travel industry), Kline had logged a remarkable 2,516,384 miles of driving without an avoidable accident.

Indian Trails to Resume Daily, Scheduled Bus Service Throughout Michigan and Beyond

August 3, 2020—Effective Saturday, August 8, Indian Trails, Inc., will restart most of its daily scheduled bus service, which includes routes throughout Michigan, and into Chicago, Milwaukee and Duluth, along with reduced connections with the Greyhound and Amtrak national transportation networks.


Please consider taking action. You may be able to help get Michigan Flyer back on the road—and serving you with dependable, environmentally friendly transportation—by writing to government leaders who are concerned about public transportation in Michigan.


March 21, 2020—Indian Trails, Inc. is suspending all of its daily scheduled bus service, which includes routes throughout Michigan, and into Chicago, Milwaukee and Duluth, as well as connections with the Greyhound and Amtrak national transportation networks. Approximately 80 communities served by these bus runs are affected.

Michigan Flyer-AirRide to Suspend Service March 16 - April 16

March 13, 2020—Due to a sharp decline in demand by passengers traveling to and from Detroit Metro Airport, Michigan Flyer—the airport shuttle service of Indian Trails—will suspend all of its daily runs between East Lansing, Brighton, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport from Monday, March 16, until Thursday, April 16.

How Indian Trails and Michigan Flyer are Responding to the Coronavirus

March 11, 2020—The safety of Indian Trails’ customers and employees is always our top priority. Therefore, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation, and taking action based on guidance from public health experts, such as those at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 


Diversification, adapting to changing times and the ability to reinvent itself have been keys to Indian Trails Inc.’s track record of providing high quality transportation services for more than a century.


In partnership with Livingston County, Michigan Flyer—a division of Indian Trails, Inc.— has extended its deluxe airport shuttle service to Brighton starting October 1, 2019, offering frequent daily motorcoach runs to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

Detroit Connector Bus Expands to Seven-Day, Public Service; Includes Routes to Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Detroit

The Detroit Connector, a University of Michigan bus service connecting the Ann Arbor campus to the city of Detroit, will begin providing service seven days a week, starting Monday, October 30, to U-M faculty, staff, students and—for the first time— the general public. Previously, Detroit Connector service was offered four days a week.

Bus stops will include the Central Campus Transit Center (CCTC) in Ann Arbor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and University of Michigan Detroit Center.