Friends of Transit for Kalamazoo County works to influence transit system to be responsive to community needs. Our vision has always been: Public transportation that is available countywide. No one is excluded.
- Public transportation that is available 7 days a week, including holidays.
- Public transportation that begins and ends at times that give shift workers access to jobs.
- Bus schedules and fare rates posted at every bus stop, with user guides available in public places to make transit easy to use.
- Express routes developed and utilized to promote efficiency.
- A flexible system that responds to change and promotes innovation.
- Regular reports on performance provided to the public.
January 26, 2015 | News Channel 3
Lawmakers Take a Ride on Metro Bus
Friends of Transit coordinated this event on January 26. 2015 for
lawmakers in Kalamazoo County. Thank you to Representative Jon Hoadley
and Senator Margaret O’Brien and Representative Aric Nesbitt’s Legislative
Director Jennifer Humphries for participating!
It was a fun and informative event for everyone. Thank you
to Transit Director Sean McBride for helping us all understanding how transit
Read the news story here
January 24, 2015 | mLive-Kalamazoo
Major Kalamazoo-area bus routes could be eliminated as townships balk on millage request
a millage request to support fixed-route bus services now
scheduled for August, the clock is ticking for three Kalamazoo County
municipalities to decide if they will join the taxing district and avoid losing
major routes within their boundaries.
. . . continue reading news story here
ISAAC Gets Behind Transportation Concerns
Excerpted from an article on mLive-Kalamazoo | October 2, 2013After residents of Pavilion Township's mobile home park, Pavilion Estates, requested transportation to the area, several local organizations cooperated to create a three-month Metro Transit Route Extension that will be in place for the residents. If the route is well-used, it will continue.
Friends of Transit, Metro Transit Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority (KCTA) were among these organizations.