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Harbor Transit is seeking a qualified candidate for its Local Advisory Council to represent the City of Ferrysburg. Apply by emailing a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com.
Update: Harbor Transit’s Board of Directors made the decision to reinstate fares as proposed at the public hearing on September 27, 2023. Learn more below.
Harbor Transit Board Votes to Reinstate Fares
At the public hearing on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, Harbor Transit’s Board of Directors approved the proposed reinstatement of fares as presented in the table displayed below. Fares will be reinstated on the tentative date of November 15, 2023, in conjunction with a new mobile app for riders. Harbor Transit will continue to keep the public informed as the effective date for fare reinstatement approaches.
Results from Public Comments and Surveys
Harbor Transit first began collecting public comments and surveys for the Public Hearing on August 18, 2023, up until the Public Hearing at 4:30pm on September 27, 2023. No members of the public attended the Public Hearing to share a verbal comment. Harbor Transit received 29 written or verbal comments prior to the hearing. Of these comments, 13 respondents expressed approval for the proposed reinstatement of fares; 9 respondents expressed disapproval; and 7 respondents expressed neutrality.
Harbor Transit also received 47 completed surveys regarding the proposed reinstatement of fares. When asked “What is your opinion on the proposed reinstatement of fares at Harbor Transit?” 22% of respondents answered “Strongly Approve”; 35% answered “Approve”; and 30% answered “Unsure.” When asked “How likely are you to continue using Harbor Transit if the proposed fare reinstatement is approved?” 39% of respondents answered “Very Likely”; 39% answered “Likely”; and 15% answered “Unsure.”
Harbor Transit Seeking Candidates for Local Advisory Council
Harbor Transit is seeking a qualified individual to serve on its ten member local advisory council (LAC). Candidates must have an interest in providing advice, consultation, and make recommendations to the Harbor Transit Board of Directors with respect to customer advocacy. Council members assist in promoting use, development, and advancement of public transportation in the Harbor Transit service territory. Apply by emailing a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Harbor Transit Fleet Now Equipped with Caspr Air & Surface Disinfection Systems
Harbor Transit’s fleet now boasts CASPR air and surface disinfection systems, adding another layer of protection for passengers and employees. The CASPR (which stands for Continuous Air & Surface Pathogen Reduction) transit model is specifically designed for buses and trains and destroys 99.96% of pathogens both in the air and on surfaces, including COVID-19 and other viruses, bacteria, mold, and odors.
CASPR utilizes a Natural Catalytic Converter (NCC) to create highly effective and safe levels of hydrogen peroxide molecules out of ambient air. CASPR’s molecules then circulate the air and land on all surfaces, destroying harmful pathogens at the cellular level. These units create no noise, odor or residue, ensuring a safe environment for all passengers. New and returning customers can have confidence in riding Harbor Transit with CASPR units continuously disinfecting air and surfaces.
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Ride with Harbor Transit!
With a fleet of 29 accessible buses, Harbor Transit is committed to providing affordable and convenient transportation to all of our Tri-Cities residents. For 48 years we’ve provided transportation for thousands of passengers going to work, school, medical appointments, and other important destinations.
First time rider? Don’t worry, it’s easy.
Riding with Harbor Transit is as easy as picking up your phone. Give us a call, and we’ll pick you up. With curb-to-curb service, Harbor Transit makes getting where you need to go simple and convenient.
Give us a call one hour before we pick you up
If you need to make it to a scheduled appointment, we request 24-hours advance notice to ensure we can get you there on time.
Tell us where you are & where you want to go.
We’ll pick you up and drop you off from curb-to-curb at any destination in our Tri-Cities coverage area.
We'll take you there & pick you up later.
Don’t worry about finding the right stop or working out bus schedules. Harbor Transit delivers you directly to your destination.
Providing quality public transportation service since 1975
Since our start in 1975, Harbor Transit has grown from a small “Dial-A-Ride” service into a public transit authority that serves community members in the City of Ferrysburg, City of Grand Haven, Grand Haven Township, Village of Spring Lake, and Spring Lake Township, and transports more than 250,000 riders a year. We’re dedicated to keeping up our legacy of exceptional, convenient community transportation.