Megabus ended service to Iowa just six weeks ago, but it's coming back with a partner familiar to eastern Iowa, according to CBS 2.

The announcement of Megabus' return to the state came via a press release this morning. Megabus will team with Iowa-based Windstar, with service starting March 1. Iowa City and Des Moines are once again part of the Megabus route, and they've also added Moline, Illinois in the Quad Cities.

In the release this morning Colm Lynch, Vice President of Retail for Megabus, said

“Today, the company that offers affordable express travel to more than 100 cities across North America, has announced that it has teamed up with Windstar Lines to bring back service between Nebraska, Iowa and Chicago. We are also celebrating the launch by offering 500 seats for $1 in the first week of service.

Many of our customers were understandably disappointed with our decision to exit the Iowa and Nebraska markets earlier this year. Windstar Lines is a solid operator with a strong history in the Iowa and Nebraska region. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work together and bring Iowa and Nebraska back to the network."

More information on purchasing tickets is available here.

[via CBS2 and Megabus]