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Megabus to leave Iowa next month

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) -

Megabus is leaving the state of Iowa. 

The company will be cutting all of it's services to the state next month, with the last day of service being January 9th. 

Currently, Megabus has stops at three Iowa locations including Coralville, Davenport and Des Moines. 

People can ride the Megabus from Iowa to as far away as Chicago and Omaha, it's a convenient service some are going to miss.

"I kind of like felt like okay now they're taking away something that it's the only way I could get there," says Beverly Peterson of Chicago. 

Peterson rides the Megabus often from Chicago to visit her daughter and grandchildren in Iowa. 

"I think they should have sent out more information on why they were doing this and what our alternatives were you know for other transportation," she tells us. 

Many people are using the Megabus as a regular way to see loved ones like University of Iowa Student Alex Ghere. 

"It's definitely going to like effect how my girlfriend comes and visits me because usually she takes the Megabus," he says. 

 "She doesn't have a car so we usually rely on these buses," Ghere added. 

With Iowa services shutting down in a matter of weeks, some like Peterson are riding the bus for the  last time today. 

"I'm gonna miss them, they're breaking our hearts," she says. 

One thing Megabus riders love is the price.

Peterson says she has taken the bus from Chicago to Coralville for as low as $1.  

Megabus Director of Corporate Affairs Sean Hughes released the following statement:

"Megabus.com, restructuring our network to reflect the changing travel patterns that we are experiencing due to historically low fuel prices, growing private and government subsidized inter-city coach operators, as well as rail services and low-cost airlines. We are very proud of our decade success of moving more than 50 Million passengers to more than 100 cities around the country. Megabus.com continues to evaluate routes and will make the necessary future adjustments based on customer demand."

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