Friends of Transit for Kalamazoo County

Advocating for accessible, affordable, safe and convenient public transit.  

transit boards


Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority Board (KCTA) 

KCTA is a countywode transit authority. The millage they levy currently funds Metro County Connect services throughout Kalamazoo County and fixed route bus service outside of the City of Kalamazoo. They contract with the City of Kalamazoo Metro Transit. The KCTA meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at 530 N. Rose Street. Public comment is accepted at every meeting.

Metro Transit Authority Board (MTAB) 

MTAB is the transit authority for the City of Kalamazoo. The millage they levy helps to fund fixed route bus service within the City of Kalamazoo. They meet on the 4th Friday of most months a 8:15 a.m. at the Metro Transit Office at 530 N. Rose Street. Public comment is accepted at every meeting. 

Local Advisory Council (LAC)  

This group advises the MTAB on issues of Americans with Disabilities Act para-transit service (Metro County Connect) and other issues related to disability and public transit.  It meets six times a year, on the third Wednesday of every other month at 2:30 PM beginning in January of each year. Public comment is accepted at every meeting. For more information, contact Richard Congdon at  the city of Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) 

This is a federally mandated organization. They are responsible for allocating funding for transportation roads, bridges, and buses. They have a Citizens Advisory Council that meets throughout the year.