(Please see: “ADDITIONAL PASSENGER GUIDELINES FOR REINSTATED SERVICE” below)
Beginning 6:00a.m., Monday, June 22, Blue Water Area Transit is reinstating all fixed route bus service, including the M-29/94 commuter service to Mt. Clemens. Additionally, BWAT is re-opening the Downtown Transit Center on McMorran and the Main Office on Lapeer. BWAT is re-opening in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s directives, the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and state and local public health experts.
Demand-Response (dial-a-ride) will continue as before. Riders need to call Dispatch at 810-987-7373, Option #2 with questions and to schedule their rides.
Fares will also resume Monday, June 22. (80¢ regular; 65¢ children 6-17; 40¢ Seniors 60 & up; 40¢ Handicapped). Passengers must enter and exit only via the back door of the bus if the bus has two doors.
New BWAT service hours: 6 a.m. till 10 p.m. daily, Monday thru Friday and 7 a.m. till 10 p.m. Saturday for service in the City of Port Huron, Burtchville, Port Huron and Ft. Gratiot Townships. Monday thru Friday service, only, for the City of Marysville. The Downtown Transit Center will be open until 9:30 p.m. each day. Hours at the Main Office on Lapeer are 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Riders need to continue wearing masks and maintain their social distance from the driver and other passengers at 6 feet or more. The number of passengers on a bus will also be limited, though members of the same household may sit together. Capacity limits may cause some fixed route buses to pass by people waiting for the bus. BWAT will have vehicles on stand-by to accommodate those passengers.
ADDITIONAL PASSENGER GUIDELINES FOR REINSTATED SERVICE,
• All routes are on a first come/first served basis. Buses that are at capacity will post a “FULL BUS” sign in their window. The Driver will call dispatch to request a bus be sent to pick up excess passengers who are waiting.
• Passengers MUST have a destination; no loitering allowed on the buses or inside the Downtown Transit Center.
PER CDC & GOVERNOR’s Guide:
• Seating is limited to maximize social distancing capacity of 6’ or more, as indicated by a “MAXIMUM CAPACITY” sign for each bus. So, certain seats will be closed off and not be used.
• NO STANDEES will be allowed on any route.
• Masks must be worn by all passengers.
• Only ONE mobility device will be allowed per trip
Fares are resumed. All passengers on Eldorado buses will use the rear door and pay fare THERE (vaults have been moved) or show driver their valid pass FROM REAR DOORWAY. (Old passes good thru 7/3. NEW passes must be shown as of 7/6)
We ask the public’s patience as we continue to adapt to increased service under pandemic guidelines.
Questions or concerns: call our friendly Dispatch Center810-987-7373, Option #2