Blue Water Area Transit continues a proud tradition of innovation in public transit that has served Port Huron for 150 years. Port Huron was one of the nation’s first communities to operate an electrified transit system in the 1880s and one of the first to operate motor coaches when they became popular in the 1930s, Following an eight-year hiatus, the current bus service began in September 1976. Since then, BWAT has carried more than 29 million riders and continues the tradition of innovation by producing its own compressed natural gas alternative fuel since 1996.
BWAT is now the largest producer of compressed natural gas and runs the largest fleet of alternative fuel buses in Michigan. CNG is a low-emission American-made alternative fuel that costs less and burns cleaner than either gasoline or diesel fuel.
The Blue Water Area Transit system provides regularly-scheduled bus service within the City of Port Huron and Fort Gratiot Township, as well as dial-a-ride service in the city of Marysville and Fort Gratiot, Burtchville and Port Huron Townships.
Blue Water Area Transportation Commission
The public transit system is operated by the Blue Water Area Transportation Commission, an independent public agency, with support from state, federal and local governments.
Blue Water Area Transit
2021 Lapeer Avenue
Port Huron MI 48060
Fax: 810. 987.2431
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CNG Fueling Stations
Local CNG vehicles can fill up at BWAT’s four fueling stations. The current price is $2.30 per gasoline gallon equivalent. Certified by the State of Michigan, the stations accept Discover, Master Card, and VISA.
One public station is located at the agency’s headquarters at 2021 Lapeer Avenue in Port Huron. It is open Monday-Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
BWAT also operates three stations that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A Marine City station is located in the 500 block of Parker Road (M-29) in front of the Department of Public Works. A Capac station is located at Downey Road (Old M -21) and Capac Road, near Allenton Collision in Mussey Township. The third station is located on Hancock Street near Cawood Auto in Port Huron.