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Summer Beach Express

Ad PosterMore Demand For Beach Express Expected

“Detour” “Street Closed” these are the signs that greet week-end beach goers as they try to get to the water using Grand Avenue. Due to major infrastructure improvements being made to the stretch of road from Wisconsin down to Harbor all summer beach traffic has been diverted to other routes. In addition, the normal circular route used by Harbor Transit’s Beach Express service has also been modified due to the street closure. However, officials feel because of the construction this could be the busiest summer season ever for getting riders to and from the beach. “The traffic and conjestion we’ve seen over the last couple of weekends gives us good reason to think that the Beach Express will be more widely used then ever,” stated Tom Manderscheid, Transportation Director. The service first offered in 2012 as a way to relieve parking problems on summer weekends has been very well received by residents and visitors alike. Over 5,000 people used the convenient lot on Taylor Street and took the short ride down to the beach last summer. “Riders can load up their chairs, coolers, beach toys or whatever and we’ll deliver them to the city beach for just $1.00 for the round tripservice” said Manderscheid. The Beach Express service runs on Saturdayand Sunday from noon to 6PM weather permitting.      

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Service Is Available
  • Monday – Friday 6am to 5:30pm (Last pick up at 5:30pm)
  • Saturday 9am to 3:30pm (Last pick up at 3:30pm)
  • Sunday on a pre-arranged basis

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Fares For Regular Service
  • 60 years and older 75¢
  • 19 – 59 years old $1.50
  • 18 years and under 75¢
  • 4 years and under FREE w/ paying adult (limit 2)
  • Disabled 75¢
  • Medicare card 75¢

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About Harbor Transit & What We Offer. 

For Convenience – For Cost Savings…Take A Ride With Us!

For over 40 years Harbor Transit has been providing quality public transportation service to thousands of Tri-Cities residents. What began in the City of Grand Haven, the Village of Spring Lake, and City of Ferrysburg has expanded into Grand Haven Township and NOW into Spring Lake Township. Harbor Transit truly is Tri-Cities ‘go to’ transportation provider.

Harbor Transit covers a service area of 55 square miles, offering curb to curb service, seven days a week. From school, to shopping, to doctors’ visits, to work and more . . . Harbor Transit is here to serve your public transportation needs.

Call 616.842.3200 to take full advantage of this community based transportation service.

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First Time Rider Info.

Harbor Transit provides curb to curb bus transportation service to the greater Northwest Ottawa County area on a Monday thru Saturday basis. Here is how you access the service when ever you might need it…

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Bike Rack.

All Harbor Transit buses are equipped with a bike rack on the front. These two-position racks are available on a “first come, first serve” basis and free to use. The passenger can easily stow the bike on the rack following the details described below…

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Passenger Conduct

Please remain seated while the bus is in motion.  Seat belts are provided and encouraged for your safety. Standing on the seats, sitting in the aisles or blocking doorways is not allowed. Keep hands, arms and other objects inside the bus. Be respectful of other passengers…

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Bus Advertising

Could your promotional and sales message benefit from reaching well over 150,000 visitors and residents? Harbor Transit is pleased to announce a new vehicle advertising program designed to target thousands of your potential as well as present customers. Our busses and trolley’s are moving billboards that provide unique exposure throughout the Tri-Cities. Your sales message will be seen by thousands of individuals on a weekly basis at a very reasonable price…

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Advertising Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for interior and exterior advertising on Harbor Transit vehicles. The Harbor Transit Authority Board is ultimately responsible for the adoption of this policy and any amendments. The Harbor Transit Authority Board intends that it is operating in a proprietary capacity and its vehicles constitute non-public forms that are subject to the viewpoint-neutral restrictions set forth below…

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Multi-Ride Program

Harbor Transit provides you with a way to save both time and money with the purchase of one of our multiple ride fare cards. The card eliminates the need to carry cash making your trip on the bus even more hassle-free for you or your child…

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