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Muskegon Area Transit System to Move to Temporary Transfer Terminal Monday, November 10

Muskegon Area Transit System to Move to Temporary Transfer Terminal Monday, November 10

 

MUSKEGON, MI (November 4, 2014) – Muskegon Area Transit System will close the Herman Ivory Terminal at 351 Morris Avenue in Downtown Muskegon on Monday, November 10, 2014, and open a temporary terminal location in the former Masonic Lodge location at 396 W Clay Avenue. This relocation is in preparation for construction to begin on renovations to the transfer station at the current Herman Ivory Terminal Location.

"The Masonic Lodge building will make a great location for our passenger transfer activities for the next seven to eight months," said Jim Koens, Transit Systems Manager for Muskegon Area Transit System. "This facility has a large indoor waiting area and has been used as a community gathering space for many years. Outside, there is plenty of space for buses to pull up and for passengers to transfer," said Koens.

MATS new routes

MATS new routes

 

MUSKEGON, MI (October 29, 2014) – The Muskegon Area Transit System is pleased to announce that its new MARC initiative is ready to hit the road on Monday, November 3, 2014. The first MARC bus is scheduled to leave the downtown Muskegon Herman Ivory Terminal at 7:15 am and head north, traveling through North Muskegon, Lakewood Club, south Whitehall and end its first route cycle at Water and Church Street in Montague.

My Town: Street repairs mean traffic delays in Norton Shores

My Town: Street repairs mean traffic delays in Norton Shores

NORTON SHORES, Mich.— Drivers can expect more traffic delays in Norton Shores over the next two weeks.

City road crews began Hot-in-place pavement recycling this week at Wellesley.  Workers will be repairing eight streets throughout the city this month.  During the moving operation, crews will be using flags to direct traffic.

The current order of street repairs is:

  • Wellesley
  • Highgate
  • Thompson
  • Stratford & Yarmouth
  • Harvey
  • Mount Garfield & Davis
  • Wickham
  • The Norton & Leon Area Grouping

The road work schedule may be altered based on road and weather conditions.

 

My Town Muskegon: City axes Senior Transit program

My Town Muskegon: City axes Senior Transit program

MUSKEGON, Mich.—A program providing Muskegon senior citizens with a low-cost way to travel around town is over.

The City of Muskegon officially ended its Senior Transit program Monday, June 30.  On its Facebook page, the city blames current economic conditions and a lack of participation in the program.  All residents will be expected to pay regular cab fares beginning July 1, 2014.

The city started the 24 hour service for residents age 62 and older last year, in partnership with Port City/Yellow Cab. The program was meant to help senior citizens make it to their medical appointments, as well as church, stores and restaurants.  The cost was just $3.50 each way, when a participant showed their Senior Transit Pass Card.

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Employees are encouraged to hang up the car keys and roll out the bicycle next week for the 7th annual Bike to Work Week, May 12-16.

Participants who ride any or all of the week are encouraged to register at Ride On Muskegon to win prizes and find maps and park and ride locations in their area. 

Muskegon County will hold its annual Ride of Silence on May 21 to raise awareness about bicycle safety and honor those who have been injured or killed riding their bicycles.

Bridge improvements on Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive

Bridge improvements on Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive

Bridge improvements on

Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive

 

COUNTY:

Muskegon

 

HIGHWAY:

US-31 Business Route (Seaway Drive)

 

CLOSEST CITIES:

Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores (See map below)

 

START DATE:

Monday, April 14, 2014

 

ESTIMATED END DATE:

July 2014

 

PROJECT DETAILS:        

Bridge improvements on Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive include deck resurfacing, substructure repair, approach replacement and painting.

 

TRAFFIC IMPACT: