Muskegon Senior Transit May Return In Form of Public-Private Partnership

Markowski originated the suggestion of a public-private partnership in late December, when the service’s days were numbered and calls to keep the service running were at their highest.

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Six Local Youth Artists Featured on New Muskegon Area Transit System Bus

The Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) selected Wesley School, Three Oaks School and Muskegon High School for the contest because they are within the bus system’s service area and students of these schools use the MATS system.

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New MATS Bus Stops Create Challenges For Those With Decreased Mobility

The new MATS bus stops are currently posted every 2 to 4 blocks. In numerous high-traffic places there are no sidewalks including East Sherman Avenue, Hoyt Street and Apple Avenue. A resident who spoke at Thursday’s transportation committee meeting cited a lack of snow-shoveling ordinances in the Cities of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights as a barrier to bus access for the blind, those in wheelchairs and other mobility challenges. A lack of sidewalks in townships and villages is also barrier to accessing buses.

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County Board Gives Go-Ahead to Build New Bus Terminal Downtown

The county had previously looked at other places, including the downtown Fifth Third Bank site. The consulting firm hired by the county recommended earlier this year that the county build at the existing terminal location. The county will be looking to purchase land on the northeast and southwest corners of the terminal.

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MATS Bus System Sees Ridership Increase In 2011; Muskegon County Airport Down Overall, But Sees Recent Surge

Through July, the Muskegon Area Transit System’s bus ridership is up virtually across the board, on both the day and night schedules. The Muskegon County airport has had some declines and rises in different categories of air service, but has seen a strong increase in commercial passengers since May.

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