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2022 MPTA Annual Conference Registration Now Available

File Attachments: 2022 Annual Meeting Flyer.pdf

Registration links are now available for the 2022 MPTA Annual Conference in August at Crystal Mountain Resort. These are in our Conferences & Training link on this website.  You will find the flyer with links for both attendees and vendors to register online.  You will also find the Crystal Mountain lodging registration link in the Conferences & Training section.  The draft agenda will also be posted under the Conferences & Training section soon.  The conference registration flyer can also be accessed directly at the link attached to this post.

PASS Training Announced for Mt. Pleasant on August 9-10-11, 2022

Passenger Assistance Training will be offered by the MPTA on August 9, 10 and 11, 2022 at the Comfort Suites in Mt. Pleasant. See the details in the Conferences & Training link on this website.

MPTA 2022 Transit Vehicle Maintenance Seminar Registration

It's Back!  After three years on hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Michigan Public Transit Association is pleased to announce we will once again be holding the 2022 Transit Vehicle Maintenance Seminar (TVMS) June 20th through June 22nd at the DNR MacMullan Center on Higgins Lake! This is a well-attended and popular training event for transit technicians as well as having a great Vendor Exhibit of products.  If you are a Transit Technician, Maintenance Employee or Transit Manager interested in attending, or if you are a Vendor interested in exhibiting, please visit our Conferences & Training Link above for further information and the links to use our Online Registration System.

Clinton County Transit Service Expands

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. 

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