|Kalkaska Public Transit Authority (KPTA) began operating a county wide public transportation service on October 8, 1984. Kalkaska County is the hub of Northwest lower Michigan. KPTA, provides county wide transportation for the residents of Kalkaska County. Kalkaska Public Transit Authority has a flex route within Kalkaska County that helps students get to and from school each day. Working with the local Commission on Aging we are able to assist the elderly of our county with their transportation needs. In a contract with Munson Medical Center we are able to provide medical trips to their facilities for Kalkaska County residents at no cost to them. Kalkaska County residents have supported the public transportation system by voting in a millage to help provide public transportation for the county residents.