Here are a few of the transit stories around the region you might have missed this month.

A new bus route to Chicago

Indian Trails is adding a new bus route from Detroit to Chicago starting on March 1. It follows along I-94, stopping in Southfield, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Benton Harbor. These connect with north/south lines across the state. Indian Trails is also a new ticketing system, Multi-Modal Cloud Platform, that connects with multiple bus companies across the country. The motorcoach company will also add a line from Detroit to Toronto this spring. Bus schedules and a map can be found here. DBusiness

DDOT switches to new ticketing app

Detroit Department of Transportation buses will now use the Token Transit app, which can be used with DDOT and SMART. Riders can buy 7- and 31-day passes on the Token Transit app, as well as daily (or shorter) passes. Riders would just need to show the driver their pass. City of Detroit

Oakland County service expansion

Oakland County voters passed a transit millage in November, and expanded services are coming soon. North Oakland Transportation Authority, Western Oakland Transportation Authority, and the Older Persons' Commission will expand their hours of service and add more destinations. Pending Board of Directors' approval and public hearings, SMART will expand routes across the county, including Novi/Farmington Hills/Wixom, Auburn Hills/Pontiac/Waterford/White Lake, Troy/Rochester Hills, Rochester/Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield/Orchard Lake/Keego Harbor/Sylvan Lake, and Auburn Hills/Pontiac. CBS Detroit