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.