Emmet County Rolls Out New Public Transit System

The long anticipated arrival of public transportation in Emmet County is finally here.

On Wednesday the county rolled out their new bus system EMGO, in partnership with Straits Regional Ride.

Three new buses will run different routes from Petoskey to Mackinaw City and Harbor Springs to Alanson.

There’s also dial-a-ride service available daily.

Up until Wednesday, Emmet County was one of a just a few counties in the northern Lower Peninsula that didn’t have public transit.

The county says this new service will help provide a reliable method of transportation for residents.

“We are hoping this fills a need for people who are challenged with transportation situations and this is going to give them  an alternative way to get to the doctor, get to the grocery store other appointments to work to school, were hoping it fills the need that we identified,” Emmet County Administrator John Calabrese, said.

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