Minnesota has a new state bus. Megabus is honoring the state by naming one of its buses the "10,000 Lakes Bus."
The company asked state residents and riders of the low-cost, inner-city express bus service to choose a name for the state's honorary bus during an online "Name the Bus" contest held over the summer.
The winning moniker, "10,000 Lakes Bus" beat out two others that appeared on the ballot, "Hail Minnesota" and "North Star State,"
“Our customers certainly know their home states best and they have selected very fitting names,” said Dale Moser, CEO of megabus.com. “This is our way of honoring the people of Minnesota and customers of each state that has helped our business to grow.”
The logo will be unveiled in the coming months.
Megabus held the contest in Washington D.C. and each of the 34 states it serves. Voters in Wisconsin opted for "The Big Cheese Bus" while those in Iowa went for the "The Hawkeye State Bus."
Megabus does not serve North or South Dakota