Transportation Assistance

 Ronald A. Charles, MD MHSA FACP FACHE
 Medical Director


Ingham County


Curb-to curb service for anyone traveling near CATA fixed bus routes that cannot use them due to a permanent or temporary disability. Spec-Tran riders must be certified in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).*

Operates seven days a week during the same hours as CATA.

Advance reservation needed by 5pm the day before or up to two weeks in advance.
Costs over 4 times the fixed-route value bus fare.
Pay with exact change, blue Spec-Tran tokens, or pre-paid punch cards. Personal assistants ride free.

Download the Application Here

Applications are evaluated in a timely manner by the Capital Area for Independent Living but the process will be expedited for patients if the provider attests to the medical necessity and faxes itto 517.999.2767.

CATAClub Discount Program

Cards issued for discounted (50% or more) cash fare and value passes for 62 and older members or those with a temporary or permanent disability. Approval required. Provider certification needed on disability application. Discounted rates do not apply to Spectran.  Medicare and ADA card holders do not need to fill out an application.

Persons with Disabilities:
Download the Form Here

Persons age 62 and over:

Download the Form Here


CATA Curb to Curb Services Webpage
517.394.2282 or 800.322.1390

A curb-to-curb service operating Monday - Saturday in four areas
Fares are the same as those for CATA fixed routes. Transfers are free.
The Redi-ride reservation line is open M-F 6:30am to 5pm and on Saturday from 8am to 5pm.

See brochures/link for service boundaries and connection details.

Delhi and Meridian Redi-Rides:

Operates Monday-Friday, 7am to 6pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm.
Requests should be made at least four hours in advance.

Mason and Williamston Redi-Rides:

Operates Monday-Friday, 6:30am to 6pm; Saturday, 8:30am to 4pm.
Requests should be made at least 30 minutes in advance.

CATA Rural Services (CRS)

CATA Rural Services Webpage
517.394.2282 or 800.322.1390

Curb-to-curb service for anyone in the outlying areas of Ingham County.
Operates Monday – Friday; 7am to 6pm.
24 hr. advance reservation; call by 5pm Friday for rides needed Monday.

Fares vary with distance and are similar to Spec-Tran’s.

Value discount prices (students, Medicare cardholders, disabled, seniors 62 +) are reduced by over 50%.
Children under 42” free.

Connector Services

#6 Cedar–Jolly connects with the #5 bus at the Jolly Cedar Plaza (and the #8 at Pennsylvania) beginning at 7:52am. It stops at the Human Services building and Community Mental Health. However, it does not meet buses after 11:52am to 12:37pm and makes its last full trip at 3:52pm. There is no charge.

The Mason Connector goes from the Mason Meijer to the S. Pennsylvania Meijer.

Williamston/Webberville Connector travels Grand River between Webberville and the Meridian Mall.

Both offer regularly scheduled service Monday-Saturday. Buses make regular and requested stops along established routes. Deviations of up to one mile may be possible if arranged in advance (517.394.2282). Fares are the same as for CRS. No reservation necessary.

Clinton County

Clinton Transit
989.224.8127 or 800.800.5938

The "Blue Bus" is a demand response system with busing running only when people have requested a ride. There are no bus stops or regular schedules for any routes like the larger city fixed route bus services.

Limited connection with transfers to:
SATA (Shiawassee County public transit)
EATRAN (Eaton County public transit)
CATA (Ingham County public transit) - both fixed route and Spectran service.

Call during regular business hours to reserve a seat for your desired trip.

Operates Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 5:30 pm

Non-City Fares:
(Actual rate based on pick up time as determined by Clinton Transit Route Schedule)

Regular Fares (Based on miles traveled from pickup to destination)
0 - 10.9 miles - $3.00
11 - 19.9 miles - $4.00
20+ miles - $5.00

Reduced Fares (Seniors - defined as person age 60+ - & Persons with Disabilities)
9:15 am - 11:15 am & 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
0 - 10.9 miles - $1.50
11 - 19.9 miles - $2.00
20+ miles - $2.50

Same pickup and same drop off, the first passenger pays full fare, any additional passangers are $0.50 each.

City Fares:
(Actual rate is based on pick up time as determined by Clinton Transit Route Schedule)

DeWitt City Area:
Cutler Rd (north)
Business 27 (east)
Clark Rd (south)
Airport Rd (west)

St. Johns City Area:
Kinley (north)
Scott Rd/Business 27 (east)
Parks Road (south)
DeWitt Road (west)

Regular Fare - $2.00

Reduced Fares
9:15 am - 11:15 am & 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

General public - $1.00
Seniors* (defined as a person age 60+) - $0.50
Persons with disabilities - $0.50

When the weather is bad please check the following radio and TV stations for details:
(Closings and/or delays are normally posted by 5:30 AM)

WJIM - 1240 AM & 97.5 FM • WFMK - 99.1 FM
WITL - 100.7 FM • Q106 - 106.1 FM
WMMQ - 94.9 FM • WILX - TV10
WSYN - TV47 • WLNS - TV6

Eaton County

Eatran 517.543.4087 or 517.371.3312

Operates Monday - Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Demand Response:
Curb-to-Curb service within all of Eaton County. Reservations need to be made in advance. Reservations can be scheduled two weeks in advance. If you call the day of, availability may be limited.

Downtown Lansing Express:
Morning buses leave Charlotte, Grand Ledge and Delta Township and arrives in Downtown Lansing approximately 7:45 a.m. Returns from Downtown Lansing between 5:00-5:15 p.m.

Out of County Medical Trips:
Available Monday-Friday. EATRAN can transport passengers to and from medical appointments outside of Eaton County into Ingham County, between the appointment hours of 11:00 a.m. and return no later than 3:30 p.m. Reservations for this service need to be scheduled in advance. It is suggested that you schedule two (2) weeks in advance but no later than the day before at 12:00 pm.

Regular / Student - $2.00 one way
Senior Citizens (age 60+) - $1.00 one way
Persons with Disabilities - $1.00 one way
Downtown Express/Out of County Medical - $3.00 one way
* one assistant may ride free on medical out of county rides
One child under 5 may ride free with a paying adult

Token Strips (10 tokens) are available for purchase
Regular Fare (red token) - $18.00
Student (ages 5-18) (blue token) - $18.00
Senior Citizens/Persons with Disabilities (yellow token) - $9.00
Out of County Medical (green token) - $27.00

Tokens available for purchase at the following locations:

Grand Ledge City Hall
200 E. Jefferson

Bellevue City Hall
201 N. Main Street

Delta Twnshp Hall
7710 W. Saginaw

Potterville City Hall Dimondale Twnshp Hall
319 N. Nelson

Charlotte City Hall
111 E. Lawrence

Eaton Rapids City Hall
200 S. Main Street

Olivet City Hall
106 S. Main Street

Dimondale Twnshp Hall
136 N. Bridge Street