Monday, December 30, 2019

Coach USA Service to & From O'Hare to Cease Tomorrow, Coach Owned Chicago Trolley to Cease Jan 1st 2020

Coach Bus file photo courtesy of LaPorte County Herald-Argus

Airline passengers into and out of Chicago O'Hare International Airport have depended on Coach Bus Service Since 1970 to NW Indiana and back to O'Hare. The service has been known over the last four decades as Tri State Coach, Cardinal, Travel Ways and most recently Coach USA.

The company will be ceasing operations in Indiana. The statement issued by the company reads:

“It is with great sadness that Coach USA Chicago announced [Tuesday] the plan to cease operations for our Chicago Trolley and Indiana Airport Supersaver businesses,” Coach USA spokesman Sean Hughes said in an email. “We will continue to operate sightseeing, charter and airport services until Dec. 31, 2019.”

Mr. Hughes is the Director fir Corporate Affairs with the company, and he confirmed the service discontinuation but never said why.

See the official Chicago O'Hare Airport bus/shuttle center resource page.

The company sent out a letter to employees that gave the reason.

“Both of these businesses [Chicago Trolley and Indiana Airport Supersaver] have been challenged in the last few years, and despite out best efforts to turn them around, we are now in a position that the optimal solution for Coach USA is to cease operations,” CEO and president Linda Burtwistle stated in the letter.

The Coach USA Supersaver website is currently redirecting to Megabus.

The Chicago Trolley website currently has this graphic displayed

Chicago will miss our beloved trolley, and air travel passengers will miss the Chicago/NW Indiana Coach USA bus service!

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