Who Knew Transit Could Be This Exciting?

One little girl’s excitement over her first train ride is captured on a YouTube video that’s been making the rounds on news programs lately. With 2.5 million views, the video has gone viral. See for yourself at  Madelines First Train Ride

Relieving Traffic Congestion

Traffic congestion wastes time and fuel and is just plain annoying. Because of this, most drivers try to find routes and times that avoid lots of traffic.

The Texas Transportation Institute issued a report this month that reconfirms that things would be a lot worse without public transportation.

The report clearly shows that travelers would have suffered an additional 865 million hours of delay and would have used 450 million extra gallons of fuel without public transit on the roads. Congestion costs would have risen nearly $21 billion more.

For more details, see the 2012 Urban Mobility Report at http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/.

Shoppers Shuttle

Shoppers can travel along a route that links several major stores and malls in Fort Gratiot Township and the north end of Port Huron by using BWAT’s Shoppers Shuttle. Traveling along a continuous route, the shuttle stops at Walmart, Meijer, Birchwood Mall, Lowe’s, Mercy Health Center, North Port Towers, Port Haven, Court of Flags Mall, and Home Depot.

BWAT operates the shuttle during the week from 9:35 a.m. to 8:50 p.m., with a later start at 10:20 a.m. on Saturdays. Passengers can board the Shoppers Shuttle at any stop along the route, or transfer from Route 5 and Route 6 buses.

 

About Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson is General Manager at Blue Water Area Transit

One Response to Who Knew Transit Could Be This Exciting?

  1. Sheila Magyar 2013/05/19 at 7:44 am #

    For as long as trains, planes, and buses have been in existence children have been in awe with their first ride. Many times careers, hobbies, and other interests have been sparked by these first and second rides…..My grandson, living in East Lansing, began visiting me via Amtrak when he was twelve. He has a great appreciation for the convenience and freedom of train travel.

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