US bus company FlixBus is offering a route between Detroit and Grand Rapids, with stops at the Frandor Shopping Center in Lansing. Launched on 16 March, the service hopes to appeal to college students who require affordable intercity travel. Tickets cost $25.99 between Grand Rapids and East Lansing and $27.99 between Detroit and East Lansing. The service runs Wednesdays to Sundays, with buses leaving Detroit at 10am and returning from Grand Rapids at 3.20pm. FlixBus already operates in Michigan, with services in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. The new route also adds to the company’s growing Midwestern presence. Passengers can buy carbon offsets for between 1% and 3% of the ticket price. Most of the money raised is invested in a climate protection project in Rwanda, with 25% going to the Future of Mobility Fund, which supports sustainable travel and decarbonisation in cities where FlixBus operates.
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