Benzie Bus’ 1 Millionth Rider Takes Home $500 Prize, 1 Year of Free Rides

Benzie Bus has been offering a public transportation option for more than 12 years—and they just reached a major milestone!

They celebrated their 1 millionth rider.

Nathan Ely says he has been riding Benzie Bus for nearly five years.

9&10 was there to greet him at the bus station in Beulah, where he was met with balloons and a gift basket worth around $500 dollars.

“They’re awesome, they help me everyday,” Ely says. “I mean, I have to call in last second all the time because my work schedule changes out here where I work. They’re super convenient, they’re super convenient to me. I’m super grateful for it.”

Nathan will also receive one year of free Benzie Bus rides.