Mobility is vital to regional economic activity and personal well-being. Transportation connects people to jobs, education, health care, and community. Alternative transportation options such as public transit provide access to all types of riders—commuters, seniors, the disabled, visitors, and students—and allows residents and tourists to contribute economically to the region. The services provided by public transit agencies spurs economic activity, lessens traffic congestion and emissions, and adds value to our quality of life.
Now you can see when and where buses stop as they travel on routes that cross county lines and connect with loops in Traverse City.
Public Transit Agencies in Northwest Lower Michigan
Antrim County Transportation: 231-533-8644; www.antrimcounty.org
Bay Area Transportation Authority: 231-941-2324; www.bata.net
Benzie Bus: 231-325-3000; www.benziebus.com
Cadillac/Wexford Transit Authority: 231-779-0123; www.cwta.us
Charlevoix County Transit: 231-582-6900, (231-448-2026 on Beaver Island); www.charlevoixcounty.org
Kalkaska Public Transit Authority: 231-258-6808; www.kalbus.org
Manistee County Transportation: 231-723-6561; www.manisteecountytransportation.com
The public transit agencies have formed a Directors Network that convenes regularly to share information and to identify and implement collaborative projects that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of transit services across the region. For information about the Directors Network, please contact the Networks Northwest Community Development Department at 231-929-5000.
Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission