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Muskegon Area Transit System to Move to Temporary Transfer Terminal Monday, November 10

Muskegon Area Transit System to Move to Temporary Transfer Terminal Monday, November 10

 

MUSKEGON, MI (November 4, 2014) – Muskegon Area Transit System will close the Herman Ivory Terminal at 351 Morris Avenue in Downtown Muskegon on Monday, November 10, 2014, and open a temporary terminal location in the former Masonic Lodge location at 396 W Clay Avenue. This relocation is in preparation for construction to begin on renovations to the transfer station at the current Herman Ivory Terminal Location.

"The Masonic Lodge building will make a great location for our passenger transfer activities for the next seven to eight months," said Jim Koens, Transit Systems Manager for Muskegon Area Transit System. "This facility has a large indoor waiting area and has been used as a community gathering space for many years. Outside, there is plenty of space for buses to pull up and for passengers to transfer," said Koens.

MATS new routes

MATS new routes

 

MUSKEGON, MI (October 29, 2014) – The Muskegon Area Transit System is pleased to announce that its new MARC initiative is ready to hit the road on Monday, November 3, 2014. The first MARC bus is scheduled to leave the downtown Muskegon Herman Ivory Terminal at 7:15 am and head north, traveling through North Muskegon, Lakewood Club, south Whitehall and end its first route cycle at Water and Church Street in Montague.

My Town: Hundreds of classic cars invade Montague July 25

My Town: Hundreds of classic cars invade Montague July 25

MONTAGUE, Mich.—Check out more than 400 classic cars from 1975 or earlier during “Cruz’ in” Friday, July 25.

The show will take place near the post office and farmers market.  Many food vendors will be on hand, opening as early as noon.  The vehicles will begin rolling through downtown at 7 p.m., with live music filling the air until 10 p.m.

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

My Town: Montague and Whitehall police host Bike Safety Rodeo May 20

My Town: Montague and Whitehall police host Bike Safety Rodeo May 20

MONTAGUE, Mich.—  Montague and Whitehall police departments are putting a fun spin on this National Bicycle Safety Month.

Both departments will host the 15th annual Bike Safety Rodeo this Tuesday, May 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Those who wear their own helmet to this family friendly event will receive a free T-shirt.  Visitors can also enter to win door prizes, including a new bicycle.  There will also be free pop, popcorn and hot dogs.

The Bike Safety Rodeo will take place at the Montague Fire Station, located at 5085 Wilcox Street.

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Employees are encouraged to hang up the car keys and roll out the bicycle next week for the 7th annual Bike to Work Week, May 12-16.

Participants who ride any or all of the week are encouraged to register at Ride On Muskegon to win prizes and find maps and park and ride locations in their area. 

Muskegon County will hold its annual Ride of Silence on May 21 to raise awareness about bicycle safety and honor those who have been injured or killed riding their bicycles.

Dozens of West Michigan Schools awarded field trip grants

Dozens of West Michigan Schools awarded field trip grants

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Nearly three dozen West Michigan schools are getting a financial boost to help students learn outside the traditional classroom.

The Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs recently awarded more than $55,000 grants to 147 schools as part of its Arts & Culture Trek “Bus Grant” program.  Each school received up to $500 to help cover transportation costs for an arts or culture-related field trip through May 31.

 "These grants subsidize field trips across the state and expose thousands of students to arts, science and humanities experiences that enrich classroom learning.  Many of these trips would not have been possible in a year where most schools are continuing to cope with significant budget cuts," says Marianne Dorais, executive director of Michigan Youth Arts.

This year’s recipients include:

  • Comstock STEM Academy (Kalamazoo)
  • Cooper Elementary (Kalamazoo)
  • Kalamazoo C