Michigan Public Transit Facts

for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019

Michigan provides some level of public transportation in all 83 counties. 
Total state transit funding in FY 2019 is $255 million.  This translates to a per capita funding level of approximately $25.53. 
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 2019, the 78 public transit agencies transported 80 million passengers statewide; the 89 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 424 commuter vanpool groups in FY 2019. 
The marine program supports three ferry services in the Eastern Upper Peninsula which carried 513,096 vehicles and 857,422 passengers. The Charlevoix-to-Beaver Island service carried 6,059 vehicles and 30,045 passengers, Mackinac Island-to-mainland carried 19,745 passengers in the offseason. The Ironton Ferry Service carried 65,898 vehicles and 114,070 passengers.
The state supports five intercity bus routes, which carried 52,034 passengers in FY 2019. 
There are 225 private bus regular route and charter carriers licensed in Michigan. Michigan Department of Transportation inspects the safety of 1,955 buses operated by private carriers.