Muskegon Area Transit System

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New MATS Bus Stops Create Challenges For Those With Decreased Mobility

The new MATS bus stops are currently posted every 2 to 4 blocks. In numerous high-traffic places there are no sidewalks including East Sherman Avenue, Hoyt Street and Apple Avenue. A resident who spoke at Thursday’s transportation committee meeting cited a lack of snow-shoveling ordinances in the Cities of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights as a barrier to bus access for the blind, those in wheelchairs and other mobility challenges. A lack of sidewalks in townships and villages is also barrier to accessing buses.

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County Board Gives Go-Ahead to Build New Bus Terminal Downtown

The county had previously looked at other places, including the downtown Fifth Third Bank site. The consulting firm hired by the county recommended earlier this year that the county build at the existing terminal location. The county will be looking to purchase land on the northeast and southwest corners of the terminal.

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