Michigan Public Transit Facts

for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

Michigan provides some level of public transportation in all 83 counties. 
Total state transit funding in FY 2018 is $245.5 million.  This translates to a per capita funding level of approximately $24.58. 
Public transit agencies are supported by a combination of local funds, including farebox, local general funds, and property tax millages. A total of 54 of the 78 public transit agencies are locally supported by property tax millages. 
In FY 2018, the 78 public transit agencies transported 81 million passengers statewide; the 81 specialized services recipients and their subrecipients transported 1.3 million passengers statewide. 
The Rideshare Program provides limited staff support for eight local Rideshare offices that organize, demonstrate, and promote ridesharing activities. Seven of the offices receive federal funds to support the program.  In addition, the MichiVan Program provides fleet management to 419 commuter vanpool groups in FY 2018. 
The marine program supports three ferry services in the Eastern Upper Peninsula which carried 489,050 vehicles and 817,824 passengers. The Charlevoix-to-Beaver Island service carried 5,922 vehicles and 30,601 passengers, Mackinac Island-to-mainland carried 32,552 passengers in the offseason. The Ironton Ferry Service carried 62,214 vehicles and 130,528 passengers.
The state supports five intercity bus routes, which carried 51,315 passengers in FY 2018. 
There are 214 private bus regular route and charter carriers licensed in Michigan. Michigan Department of Transportation inspects the safety of 2,304 buses operated by private carriers.