Muskegon Area Transit System Announces
New Marquette Express Bus Route
A Limited-Stop Route That Will Connect Downtown and Main College Campuses
MUSKEGON, MI (August 28, 2017) – The Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) is set to start the new Marquette Express bus route on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, to correlate with the opening of Muskegon Community College’s new downtown campus. The route will serve, in part, as a campus connector between MCC and Baker College’s main campuses and downtown.
What makes this route different? “MATS routes typically take an hour to make a complete scheduled circuit, and cover a lot of area,“ said Jim Koens, Transit Systems Manager. “This route will run every half hour on a more direct route, making it convenient for students and the general public to get between a limited number of stops and downtown,” said Koens.
The route has limited stops to meet the demanding schedule. The Marquette Express is a seasonal route at this time, running from September 5 through December 14, 2017, Monday –Thursday, from 8:20 am to 7:42 pm. As the new route demonstrates its success – meaning it is able to maintain its scheduled times, runs well, and is well received – consideration will be given to extending the route for additional periods of time beyond December.