Fares and Services

FARES

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Fixed Routes   Tickets  
Regular $1.00 20 Ride Regular $20.00
Student* $0.75 20 Ride Student $15.00
Senior Citizen** $0.50 20 Ride Senior Citizen $10.00
Disabled*** $0.50 20 Ride Disabled* $10.00
Children 5 & under ride free
 
 
*Student fare is for school-age children and adults with Student ID card
**Senior fare is for individuals 60 years of age and older
***Disabled fare is for individuals with Medicare or ADA ID cards, Agency ID cards, or any State or Federal ID designating an individual as disabled.
Note: No reduced rates are based on an individual’s income.
–Half-fare ID cards are available at Bay Metro Transit. Please call 894-2900 ext. 1229 to set an appointment to receive a half-fare ID.

DART
Single Ride – $1.50
Book of 10 – $15.00

DART is for senior citizens and disabled residents who are unable to use the fixed-route system. Cost per ride is $1.50.

DART is $3.00 per ride for individuals able to schedule a ride after all senior and disabled demands are met.

 
All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.   

SERVICES

Fixed-Route Service

Eleven fixed routes service much of Bay County, including the communities of Bay City, Essexville, Kawkawlin, Linwood, Pinconning, Auburn, University Center (home of Delta College and Saginaw Valley State University), and the city of Standish in Arenac County. Eight of the ten routes run on 1-hour headways (schedules) departing from the Central Bus Station (CBS) located at 1124 Washington Avenue in downtown Bay City. Monday through Friday, the first buses depart from the CBS at 6:15am and the last bus departs at 5:15pm. On Saturdays, buses run from 9:15am to 6:15pm.

Connections to points throughout North America are available through Indian Trails, Inc, a private intercity bus company which operates out of the CBS along with Bay Metro Transit. The terminal’s agent can provide tickets and route information for both transit sytems. Indian Trails information can be obtained by calling (989) 893-6589.

Bay Metro Transit offers regional connections with public transit systems in surrounding counties as well. BMTA Route #4 makes several trips on weekdays to the University Center and the Midland Towne Plaza. Transfers to the Saginaw transit sytem (STARS) take place at Saginaw Valley State University. STARS information can be obtained by calling (989) 753-9500. At the Midland Towne Plaza, Route #4 makes connections with the Midland city Dial-A-Ride and Midland County Connection. Advance reservations are necessary through these two transit systems. Contact Midland Dial-A-Ride at (989) 837-6940. Contact Midland County Connection at (989) 837-9540.

BMTA Route #1 runs to Standish (Arenac County) several times during the day on weekdays. In Standish, transfers can be made to the Arenac Dial-A-Ride service at Glen’s Market. Advance reservations must be made with Arenac Dial-A-Ride. Contact Arenac Dial-A-Ride at (989) 846-7500.

For more BMTA Fixed ROute information call (989) 894-2900 extension 1225 or 1229.

Dial-A-Ride (Bay Dart) Service

Bay Metro Transit provides countywide curb-to-curb service for senior citizens and disabled residents who are unable to use the fixed route system. Persons with an ADA-certified disability are given priority for scheduling rides. Bay DART service is available Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00am to 6:00pm. For persons needing service on weekday evenings, BMTA contracts with a private carrier for rides in the Bay City area.

The Bay DART cash fare is $1.50 per trip for seniors and the disabled. All others pay $3.00 per ride, but may schedule rides only after all senior/disabled demands are met. Reservations for rides must be made at least one day in advance. For information on this service, please call 989-894-0631. Persons calling long distance may call 1-888-237-6635.

Flexed-Route Service

The Bay-Arenac ISD contracts with Bay Metro Transit to serve the transportation needs of special education students in both Bay and Arenac counties. For more information on this service, please call the BMTA Planning Office at 989-894-2900, EXT 1225 or 1229.

Bay Metro Transit offers transportation services to Bay County residents traveling to and from education institutions, sheltered worksites for the disabled, and child care centers. All routes are operated as modified fixed routes; that is, they run a basic route every day, with deviations allowed in response to pre-arranged requests. Many of these routes operate in the rural parts of the county. For more information on this service, please call the BMTA Planning Office at 989-894-2900, EXT 1225 or 1229.