CALLING TRANSIT...Due to technical difficulties, if you are having issues reaching transit, please call 231-373-2363, or 231-373-3940.
Department Contact :
Mainland Hours of Bus Operation
Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. *
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *
Expanded Service** (see below)
(* Except Holidays)
Toll Free: 844-792-6900
Mainland Business Office
Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
**EXPANDED BUS SERVICE -
Added service starting at 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m on Friday and Saturday nights. There will be pick-up locations downtown with service throughout Boyne City, including a service perimeter that encompasses Walloon Lake, Young State Park, Advance and Boyne Falls. Call 231-582-6900 to make advance reservations by 6:30 p.m. on Friday or by 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. For same evening requests, call 231-373-2363 or flag down the bus. Fares will be $2 for adults, $1 for kids 3-18, seniors and those with disabilities. This service is being offered in cooperation with several local businesses.
Beaver Island Spring Hours
May 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017
Monday - Friday 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. *
Beaver Island Summer Hours
Effective June 1, 2017
Monday - Friday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(* Except Holidays. Please check back for ongoing updates to service hours.)
Toll Free: 844-792-6900
Effective November 1, 2016 all Beaver Island ride reservations will be scheduled through the Transit Dispatch Office in Boyne City. Beaver Island passengers may now call 231-582-6900 or toll free 844-792-6900.
Closed on the following Holidays
Memorial Day - May 29, 2017
Independence Day - July 4, 2017
Labor Day - September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving - November 23-24, 2017
Christmas - December 25-26, 2017
New Year's Day - January 1, 2018
Emergency/Downed landlines: Call (cell) 231-373-2363
Location & Mailing Address:
Charlevoix County Transit
1050 Brockway Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Jill Drury, Director
Sheila Covell, Operations Assistant
Teresa Carlson, Dispatcher
Jane Elliott, Dispatcher
Sue Hocquard, Business Office Coordinator
Cheryl Mattioli, Dispatcher
Ryan Novotny, Transportation Coordinator
Deb Padgett, Dispatcher
What We Do:
Since 1980, Charlevoix County Transit has been providing public transportation throughout the county including Beaver Island. The transit system operates 19 ADA accessible buses and provides over 100,000 rides annually.
Upcoming Special Events:
We provide FREE rides to all polling locations for all local, State and Federal elections. Call to schedule 231-582-6900.
FARE INFORMATION New one-way fares, which have slight increases and saw the removal of the 15 mile double fare, became effective October 1, 2015 and are as follows:
Children (Under 3) Free with paid adult passenger.
Youth (ages 3 to 18) $1.50**
**Student Discount $1.00 To and from school & preschool only.
Adults (ages 19 to 59) $2.00
Disabled Persons $1.00
Senior Citizen (ages 60 & over) are currently riding free in conjunction with our Commission on Aging "Seniors Ride Free" program ***some restrictions may apply***
Out-of-County Fares $5.00 one-way (Otsego, Emmet, and Antrim areas for medical or other trips that meet eligibility criteria) and $10.00 each way for Traverse City medical trips.
Discount Bus Passes are also available by purchasing in advance, and may be purchased in the following ways:
- From Bus Driver by cash, check or money order only.
- At the CCT Office by cash, check, money order, or debit/credit card.
Making Travel Reservations
Customers receive curb-to-curb service. Unlike a taxi service that provides one-on-one travel service, Public Transit Demand-Response (dial-a-ride) service works in time ranges by grouping rides within the same area utilizing one vehicle, and routes are determined daily by customer demand. It may be necessary to make several stops before your destination to accommodate other passengers. Please keep this in mind when making travel requests. Please note that CCT does not provide exclusive transportation to students.
Request your ride at least 1 hour in advance if possible. Time calls and subscription service take priority.
Time calls - customers can make ADVANCE reservations for community appointments 24 hours in advance.
Subscription Service - customers can make ADVANCE reservatons on a long-term basis when their travel requests remain consistent.
Due to increasing service demands, allow ample time to travel!
Don't be a "No Show"
"No Show" fees are charged when you don't show and don't cancel PRIOR to the arrival of your bus.
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