Commercial Bus and Limousine

The Office of Passenger Transportation's (OPT) Bus and Limousine Regulatory Unit regulates buses, motor coaches, and limousines, which operate intrastate (within the state of Michigan) for-hire passenger transportation. These vehicles are either classified as limousines with a seating capacity of 15 passengers or less, including the driver, or as buses with a seating capacity 16 passengers or more, including the driver. The Bus and Limousine Regulatory Unit ensures that for-hire passenger carriers must obtain a certificate of authority, meet commercial insurance requirements, submit to yearly vehicle safety inspections, and pay the required fees in order to operate safely.