UPDATE TC to DC 912 Bus to Washington..

Bus nearly half full without trying.. Tea Party travel time.

Click on the email link top left corner to let me know of your interest.

Click the email link left corner to let us know you want to go.

Some estimates on the expected numbers of participants 500,000 to 1,000,000 Attendees.

Seriously, if we get enough interest, perhaps a 2nd?

Current Itinerary:

  • Leave TC Early Sept 11, 2009 with Pick up locations*, Big Rapids, Comstock Park, (Grand Rapids) Lansing, Brighton, Ann Arbor..
  • Arrival in DC area for rest evening of 911.
  • Drop of at march and Rally 912.
  • Return trip Sunday morning 913.
  • Arrival Back in Michigan Drop off locations Sunday evening 913

Accommodations details still pending total of riders.

*Slight changes may be made to optimize for the largest groups from each area..

80 comments for “UPDATE TC to DC 912 Bus to Washington..

  1. August 13, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I’m interested in the 912 trip to Washington DC. My phone is xxx-xxx-xxxx. How much does it cost? I live in Ann Arbor

    • jgillman
      August 14, 2009 at 12:45 pm

      We have responded directly. It will be good to see you there.

      • Kevin
        September 7, 2009 at 9:49 pm

        Can you give me some details about costs. Accomodations and itinerary

        • jgillman
          September 8, 2009 at 7:14 am

          The TC Bus is FULL. Please note the comments for the Midland 3rd bus. I would suggest urgency.

          • September 9, 2009 at 7:04 am

            After attending the tea party in Brighton yesterday, I feel that I must attend the rally in Washington on Saturday? Is there a bus leaving from the Ann Arbor area? What are the hotel accomodations and the cost?

    • September 9, 2009 at 7:11 am

      Robert, Did anyone respond to your request for travel info to Washington? I attended the rally in Brighton yesterday and I would like to join the Ann Arbor bus convoy to our Capitol.

  2. nick mares
    August 14, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    need more info. on bus out of big rapids.

  3. nick mares
    August 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    also are hotels accomadtions being made.

  4. Chris
    August 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I would like to go I am in Lansing Mi. I would also like to know the cost. And where and when the pickup time is.

    • jgillman
      August 22, 2009 at 5:59 pm

      Sent you an email.

  5. brenda
    August 26, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    My husband and I are in Detroit, but if your busses are not stopping there, perhaps we could catch you in Ann Arbor or other nearby stop.

    • jgillman
      August 26, 2009 at 10:25 pm

      I will email you back

  6. Mary Martin
    August 27, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I am in Union, MI. Anyone leaving from close to this area (southwestern MI)?

  7. gail
    August 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    There are 2 possibly 3 of us that want to ride the bus to dc. Would be catching it at Big Rapids or Comstock Park. Please send info on prices, times of pick ups and accomodations. Looking forward to “marching”!!!
    Thanks, gail

  8. Deborah Chapman
    August 27, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    I am in Kalamazoo, any buses picking up close to here. Also, do you have hotels reserved and what is the cost?

  9. jgillman
    August 28, 2009 at 9:14 am

    OK here is the status update….

    Bus from TC to DC is full.

    I am getting emails from folks now that we are within 2 weeks of the event, asking to be put on it. I would like to pull another together.. but the timing may not be very good. If someone would like to pull together a South Eastern part of the state bus to DC, many of the emails are coming from that part.

    I can assist in hotel recommendations, and other prep feel free to use the email link above if you would like to take on the task on such short notice. – Jason

    • Charlotte Ball
      August 29, 2009 at 5:47 pm

      I know of two people who would go if another bus is put together.

    • Charlotte Ball
      August 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm

      TC to DC

    • September 7, 2009 at 9:16 pm

      Please help! I have 26 patriots signed up and ready to head to D.C. on our third bus! I need 15 more people minimum to sign up in order to take this bus. Please, get the word out any way you can. I know there are people looking for a ride just need to know info. Email me at tlchyatt@tm.net Thanks.

  10. Colleen Gibbs
    August 28, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Hi, looking for a group going from the Jackson MI area, can you connect me with anyone? Thanks, Colleen

    • sandy housey
      September 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

      Hi, my husband and I want to go!!! We are in Battle CREEK.Let me know if theres any way Thanks ,Sandy

      • September 7, 2009 at 9:11 pm

        Can you drive to Fenton THursday evening? We will be going through approx. 11 p.m. Pick up at the Kmart, Silver Prky. at Owen Rd. (Cedar Point Express stops here, it is safe to leave your car!) I have to know tonight or first thing in the morning. Getting ready to cancel our third bus if we can’t fill it. Need to get 15 more passengers. Please email me at tlchyatt@tm.net if interested.

  11. Barb
    August 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I would like to join the group from Lansing, MI. Can someone send me some more information? Barb

  12. Bonnie
    August 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I live near Lansing and would like to go to DC.along with several others. Can you please send me some info re: costs and accomodations?

  13. Charlotte Morey
    August 29, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    We live in Fenton, Michigan. My husband and I would like to know which bus would be closest to us. Also, how much and what about hotels? THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Joe Allison
      September 1, 2009 at 9:59 pm

      The bus appears to be filled up. If you any of us (I don’t) have a van, several of us are looking at driving out of the Brighton area. Let me know.

  14. Laura
    August 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Do you still have room on the bus? What is the cost per person? Thanks!

    • September 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm

      We have 15 seats left on our bus. Prices are $165, $150 and $150 for double, triple, quad occupancy. Includes breakfast Sat. a.m. Leaving Thursday evening, late and driving through the night. Arrive D.C. around 11 a.m. Originates in Midland with a pick up in Fenton, south of Flint. If interested email me at tlchyatt@tm.net Thanks

  15. Sue Ridderhoff
    August 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    There are 7 of us who would like to go from Jackson and can join in Lansing or Ann Arbor. Are there any hotel arrangements?

  16. jgillman
    August 30, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I have posted a primary update to answer these and other questions.


    Some folks have not had their comments published because it had too much personal info. I have contacted those directly.

    Please use the link above to get the update.

  17. ED
    August 30, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I like some information I live in Livonia. I like to go.

  18. Robert
    August 31, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I live near Brighton. How much does it cost? What are the accommodations for staying there? And when does it leave? Is there any room?

  19. August 31, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Need more information for bus leaving Brighton. time and $$$ please send schedule.
    thanks Jorge

  20. jgillman
    August 31, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    If someone wants to plan another Run, I can get your information and pass it along.. The TC to DC bus is full at this time..

  21. Don and Sharon
    August 31, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Would like more information on the Lansing to DC bus – cost? accomodations, etc. Also, I heard there’s a bus from Midland?
    don and sharon

    • September 3, 2009 at 11:36 pm

      Hi, please go to http://www.wethepeopleofmidmichigan.org We have 30 seats left and our bus stops in Fenton, originates in Midland. Prices are $165,$150, $140 (double, triple, quad). Form and info available on the website. We leave Thursday night at 10 p.m.

  22. kemmett
    September 1, 2009 at 6:07 am

    I know it’s late in the game but I’d love to go to DC. Could someone give me info on bus/accommodations. I live in Milford but could hook up anywhere!!

    • Joe Allison
      September 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm

      The bus is full but I’m looking for someone who has a van and is willing to drive. Will share expenses. There are several individuals in the brighton, milford, fenton area who would like to go. Please advise.

      • Jace Fullmer
        September 3, 2009 at 9:17 pm


        If you find a van, my wife and I would love to go and share expenses with you. We live in the Grand Blanc/Fenton area.

    • September 3, 2009 at 11:38 pm

      visit http://www.wethepeopleofmidmichigan.org There are 30 seats left. Pick up in Fenton, trip begins in Midland.

  23. R.Scott Grooters
    September 1, 2009 at 9:19 am

    What time is the bus comming to Grand Rapids Mi.And Where is it to pick up at a cop a ride or what does this cost?and accomdations?

  24. Susan Foster
    September 1, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I may have a party of three to go to DC, and would like to know if another busload is being put together!

  25. tina b.
    September 1, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I am looking for a ride from near brighton michigan to d.c. but not staying over night…being there for sat primarily, only.

    • Joe Allison
      September 1, 2009 at 10:02 pm

      The bus is full but I’m looking for someone who has a van and is willing to drive. Will share expenses. There are several individuals in the brighton, milford, fenton area who would like to go. Please advise.

      • Jace
        September 3, 2009 at 10:48 pm

        Hey Joe,

        I found a bus that is looking for some more people that has a pick up in fenton. It is from the people of mid michigan group. The price isn’t bad and it includes the hotel. Let me know if youre interested. They need to know who can go by saturday (Sept 5).

      • September 7, 2009 at 9:19 pm

        This bus that was referred to is still looking for passengers. I didn’t have the heart to turn away the 26 already signed on. Please, if you need transportation consider riding with us. You can email me at tlchyatt@tm.net We are picking up in Fenton approx 11 p.m. on Thursday evening, trip originates in Midland, leaves at 10 p.m. Thanks

  26. Frank V
    September 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Would like info if another bus is leaving from the Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing area.

  27. Larry
    September 2, 2009 at 9:08 am

    It looks like another bus could be filled, leaving from TC. Any chances of that happening? I certainly would like to go.

    • jgillman
      September 2, 2009 at 11:04 am

      Sorry.. I have my hands full with the first bus and the business as well. I will accommodate and pass along information to persons wishing to take on such a task at this time however.

    • September 6, 2009 at 7:28 am

      Hi, I have 5 TC patriots on our bus already! We would love more from that part of the state. Midland is about a 2 hour drive and we are not leaving until 10 p.m. Thursday night. We’d love to have you join us! Maybe you could get a car load. I have 20 seats to fill by tomorrow or I need to cancel the 3rd bus, it is a little over half full right now. Please consider going with us. Visit http://www.wethepeopleofmidmichigan.org. DC or BUST!

      • Daryl
        September 6, 2009 at 9:59 am

        I want to go, I just checked out your site and checks needed to be in yesterday. Are you saying there is a way I could still get a seat on that bus???? Who can I contact to make arrangements??

  28. September 2, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I am interested in a bus to dc on sept11 and returning on the 13th. Please phone me at 517-xxx-xxxx with information. thank you

    • jgillman
      September 2, 2009 at 11:03 am

      I have saved your number if I am contacted by someone who is willing to run another trip.

  29. September 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    J. Gillman

    If a person were to drive on to Interstate 270 in Maryland, what would be the earliest exit numbers to get off to get a motel, and be able to catch the train or subway into Washington DC, and where would it leave me off in Washington. I would be willing to ride the train into DC from 30 minutes out or more. Also times and cost of the train would be helpful at various locations heading for DC. Other e-mail writers who can’t get the bus but still want to go would be interested in this information.
    Thank you.

    • jgillman
      September 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm


  30. Jace Fullmer
    September 3, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Hey J Gillman,

    Will you take down my number if you hear of another bus? Thanks

  31. September 3, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    We have a bus with 30 seats left leaving Midland at 10 p.m. on Sept. 10 with a pick up in Fenton too headed to D.C. for the Taxpayers March on Washington. Prices are $165, $150, $140 for double, triple and quad occupancy. We need to fill the bus by Friday, 9/4. Please go to http://www.wethepeopleofmidmichigan.org to find a form and reserve a spot to travel with other patriots from Michigan.

  32. John
    September 4, 2009 at 7:18 am

    One can only hope that the information which arnold (directly above) and many others of us out here seek is available ‘somewhere’ (hopefully) through the organizers of this event. If we are not able to receive basic information as to how we can all get there on our own…how are we to expect that the event will be properly organized when and if we get there?
    Don’t get me wrong…I appreciate what is being done here and don’t fault the people of this site for graciously allowing these link-ups to happen…yet protest organizers need to posess at least the basic organizing skills required to give popular sites like this a fighting chance to get the word out.

    In other words (to event organizers and NOT the owners or administrators of this site), just because your OWN seat on the bus is assured…there are just as many people (or more) visiting these sites; noticing that even the most basic of questions are going unanwered surrounding alternate transportation/access points…and being turned off by it.

    Again, at least initially prove to us that you can handle the job of throwing this party…or many of us will simply feel that if they attend…it all may just be one big unorganized mess that they’ve been thrown in to that is uncomfortably far from our homes.

    Thank you for the job that this site has done to match those lucky enough to receive a seat and may God Bless the rally.

    • jgillman
      September 4, 2009 at 7:47 am

      Appreciate the critique.

      What you are seeing is truly the tip of the iceberg as far as interest. I get several emails directly as well. As to questions unanswered, we are fortunate to have a veteran DC driver for our trip and our hotel arrangements have been set for weeks.

      As for the DC organization, I would suggest not trying to over think it.. If you are traveling there, expect there will be between 500,000 to One million folks showing up. If you are going, get your room NOW. Your hotel may have a shuttle going to the national mall, and Googling “parking in DC” may bring up some parking plans you can work with..

      I suggest bringing snacks, as there will be vendors, but there will also be MORE people. ALSO.. Bring a small trash bag for your refuse.. we will not be trashing up the place like the inaugural crowd.

  33. Kevin Steeb
    September 6, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I was wondering what time and place in Ann Arbor will the bus be picking people up? I want to go to the march and rally. Please advise also on the cost of the bus trip and hotel. I already have my sign made up so I hope to see everyone…

  34. John
    September 6, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Google the Marriot in Vienna, VA. (directly west of D.C.).
    Direct rail access right across the street.
    Supposedly, the ‘orange’ line runs to within one block south of the site.
    $119.00 w/tax (internet).

  35. Don Flory
    September 7, 2009 at 10:59 am


    Do you have a pickup site yet for the Brighton stop of 912 TC to DC bus? Estimated time? How about exchanging cell phone numbers?

    Thanks for your excellent work.

  36. Ed Klos
    September 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I am interested in going (total party of four) – can you please send me info on the bus trip, hotel info, and all other pertintent info. Thanks…

    • September 7, 2009 at 9:02 pm

      Ed, Please go to http://www.wethepeopleofmidmichigan.org or you can email me directly at tlchyatt@tm.net I am the organizer for the bus leaving Midland Thursday eve. at 10 p.m. also stopping in Fenton just south of Flint. Prices are $165, $150, $140 depending on if you choose double, triple or quad occupancy. If there are 4 of you and you stay in one room it would be $140 each. The hotel we are staying at has hot breakfast included with your stay. Please, I need to know by late tonight or early tomorrow if this bus is a “go”. I have 26 nervous patriots waiting to know if they have a ride to D.C. Thanks. Tammy

  37. Martha Bryant
    September 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I was just checking to see if it is too late to join a bus stopping in Lansing, Mi going to DC for the 9-12 protest. It would be 1-2 people. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Martha B

  38. Todd Mead
    September 7, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I am interested in going to Washington, D.C. could you let me know how many seats are available, costs, will there be any hotel accomodations, and times of departure and return?

  39. September 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I think you can get seats on the bus leaving Midland on Thursday night. Tammy Hyatt is trying to fill a third bus and has 10 to 20 seats available. That’s the one I plan on going on but we need to fill the bus. (See Tammy Hyatt’s post earlier in this thread at Sept 3, 11:30 pm).

  40. Phyllis Rusnell
    September 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Is there still room on the bus to DC from either Brighton or Ann Arbor. What is cost?

  41. Martha Bryant
    September 10, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Hi, I wrote on the 7th which i realize is very short notice, I didn’t see a reply. I just wondered if by any chance there might be a seat left on a bus stopping in Lansing, MI. I have the $ to pay for my seat. If anyone has room and could give me any details it would be great.
    Thank you so much. Martha Bryant, MI

  42. Terrence L Malloch
    September 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Very late I know but looking for a bus to DC. I can catch one anywhere in Southeast MI, Ann Arbor would be great. Also, hotel and cost info. Departure info.

    Thanks for ur help!!

  43. Ted Domski
    September 11, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Looking to see if any bus is leaving late from Detroit area this Evening, Friday, Sept. 11. Please reply, in need of 2 seats.

  44. Arthur Plewinski
    September 11, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I live in Westland Mi is there room on a bus?

  45. Arthur Plewinski
    September 11, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Anybody out there want to shaar a ride

  46. Buck
    February 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I’m in Muskegon , and need one seat on a bus – contact me ….

    • jgillman
      February 25, 2010 at 6:50 pm

      Dont have one scheduled for this year.. Yet. Keep watching.

  47. August 8, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    If you are planning on a 9-12 march bus this year, please post it on my site so that those in Michigan will know 🙂

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