Benzie Bus to Use New App to Buy Passes

There’s now a new way for you to pay for a pass for Benzie Busses and it’s all in the palm of your hand.

Starting April 15, Benzie Bus will utilize an app called Hop-Thru as an option for riders to buy passes through

This allows riders to buy as many passes as they’d like. 

They can activate them when the bus is coming.

Then all they do is show the driver their phone and take their seat.

Benzie Bus says this will make transfers seamless for those who need to head to Grand Traverse County.

They say this is one of many technological upgrades they’re using.

“For a rural, small transit organization, we’re really proud to be able to sort of keep up with the bigger city transits,” said Jessica Carland, Mobility Manager at Benzie Bus

Benzie Bus says they expect to launch another app soon that will give riders notifications and book rides ahead of time.