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Michigan Transit Facts

Michigan provides some level of public transportation in all 83 counties.

Total state transit funding in FY 2022 is $259.58 million. This translates to a per capita funding level of approximately $26. 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 2022, the 78 public transit agencies transported 30 million passengers statewide; the 89 specialized services recipients and their subrecipients transported 770,613 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 174 commuter vanpool groups in FY 2022.

In FY 2022, the marine program supports three ferry services in the Eastern Upper Peninsula which carried 509,404 vehicles and 824,802 passengers. The Charlevoix-to-Beaver Island service carried 6,727 vehicles and 37,734 passengers, Mackinac Island-to-mainland carried 23,160 passengers in the offseason. The Ironton Ferry Service carried 85,470 vehicles and 162,312 passengers.

The state supports five intercity bus routes, which carried 41,540 passengers in FY 2022.

There are 146 private bus regular route and charter carriers licensed in Michigan. MDOT inspects the safety of 1,303 buses operated by private carriers.