Grand Haven, Muskegon now connected to bus service | Local News

Traveling to Muskegon? Why not take the bus?

On Monday, Harbor Transit and the Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) announced that they are now connected.

According to a WZZM-TV report, “Both public transportation systems have been planning for years to expand their services to provide more regional transportation.”

The two systems are now connected via a shared stop at Norton Shores, Mercy Health, 6401 Prairie St.

To travel, Harbor Transit customers can call 616-842-3200 to plan their trip. From there they can take a MATS bus to Muskegon.

“Mercy Clinic has an established MATS bus stop allowing passengers to take a MATS bus or call the MATS GO2 on-demand service,” WZZM-TV reported.

A MATS passenger wishing to travel to Grand Haven will need to call Harbor Transit to schedule a pick-up time.

Opening hours of the public transport service:

Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm (last pickup at 5.30pm)

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last pickup at 3:30 p.m.)

Sundays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (prior registration required before the previous Tuesday)

MATS fixed route and paratransit service schedules:

Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

MATS Go2 Service Hours:

Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To learn more, visit HarborTransit.org or MATSBus.com.

Melvin Z. Madore