Jefferson Lines Bus CompanyJefferson Lines Bus Company announced Friday, May 10, 2013 that they will be the new regional passenger bus service for the Iron Range. The service will begin on May 15. The new daily service starts in Grand Rapids and will have stops in Hibbing, Virginia, the Duluth Airport, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Jefferson Lines Duluth terminal. The new stops connect to the extensive Jefferson Lines network connecting as distant as Missoula, MT, Wichita Falls, TX, and Milwaukee, WI. Locations not directly connected by Jefferson Lines can typically be connected by partnering bus lines. Ultimately this connects Grand Rapids, Minnesota with the entire country. Megan Christianson (Executive Director of Visit Grand Rapids) shares, “we are excited to have daily bus service again for Grand Rapids”. “This will open up new visitor opportunities to Grand Rapids, MN.” The Itascan Motel, located at 620 S Pokegama Ave, will be the service center in Grand Rapids. This location will be a passenger stop, sell tickets on site, and handle package shipping. Complete bus schedule and fare information can be found at: www.jeffersonlines.com or at 1-800-451-5333.