County Bus System Celebrates Milestone, National Recognition

A Northern Michigan Transit System has been serving the community for 40 years, and are celebrating the milestone.

The Isabella County Transportation Commission held an event in Mt. Pleasant on Wednesday afternoon.

The event gave them a moment to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future.

During the event, they also made an announcement that they won the 2014 Rural Community Transit System of the Year Award, a very special award.

“I often tell people it’s like our Oscar for transportation. This is a big deal to us because there’s no greater recognition than to be singled out across the whole country as an exemplary system,” said Dennis Adams, Director or Marketing and Public Relations of ICTC.

ICTC, now known as I-Ride, was the first rural public transit provider in the state. The company has grown to the largest rural system in Michigan with more than 600,000 riders.