ST. JOHNS, MI: Clinton County residents can now receive weekday rides on the Blue Bus later in the evening, thanks to Clinton Transit’s extended hours. These additional service hours are part of the public transit agency’s continued commitment to keeping residents connected to the important people and places in their lives. Weekday service previously stopped at 7 p.m. and is now extended to 9 p.m. The Blue Bus provides curb-tocurb rides, which can be scheduled by calling the dispatch department at 989.224.8127. “Establishing weekend and after-hours services were among the recommendations sited in a 2018 Tri-County Regional Transit Study conducted by the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission,” says MaLissa Schutt, Clinton Transit’s Executive Director. “By extending weekday service through 9 p.m., residents whose work schedules go beyond the nine-to-five can still rely on us for their transportation needs.” New Service Hours: Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dispatch Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Clinton Transit added Saturday service in April 2021 and recently introduced weekday walk-on rides between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from select locations. The Blue Bus celebrated its 20th anniversary last year and, under the leadership of Schutt and the dedicated Board of Directors, is committed to increasing mobility throughout the agency’s service area. “The key to keeping people connected is to efficiently coordinate the services provided by Clinton Transit with local and regional partners,” says Schutt. “All our efforts, from simplified fares and extended service hours to tricounty collaboration efforts, are designed to meet our community’s mobility needs.” Established in 2001, Clinton Transit has been providing curb-to-curb service to meet the needs of all Clinton County residents. Fondly known as the Blue Bus, the on-demand transit system responds to ride requests and provides safe, reliable transportation to all county residents. This creates a more connected, accessible and vibrant Clinton County. For more information on the Blue Bus, visit mybluebus.com.