Public transit up for discussion in Emmet County

Jan 16, 2018

The Emmet County courthouse and government offices.
Credit Emmet County

Emmet County commissioners want to hear from the community about adding public transit. Emmet is one of the last counties in Michigan that does not have a county-wide transit program.

The county received a grant from Networks Northwest to host two community discussions about the possibility. Commissioner John Stakoe hopes that it will allow other county institutions to share their ideas.

“There’s been a lot of talk over the last few years about transit in Emmet County about where we should go, what we should do," says Stakoe. "We’ve reached the point where we want to get a handle on what the stakeholders feel about this.”

Stakoe said he believes the county can find a potential solution without having to raise a new millage.

The discussion will take place next Tuesday at North Central Michigan College.