Megabus is honoring the state by naming one of its buses the "10,000 Lakes Bus."

The company asked Minnesota residents and riders of the low-cost inter-city express bus service to choose a name for the state's honorary bus during an online contest this summer.

The winning moniker, "10,000 Lakes Bus," beat out two others on the ballot, "Hail Minnesota" and "North Star State."

"This is our way of honoring the people of Minnesota and customers of each state that has helped our business to grow," said Dale Moser, CEO of

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."