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This is a very complex question and answer. The department receives most of it operating funds from the Federal government. That funding amount is based on many factors which include population and annual ridership along with many others. The funds available to MCT limits us to the hours the system is currently operating.
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Schedule and maps can be obtained from:
Schedules and Maps can also be viewed and downloaded on our website.
Michigan City Transit appreciates passenger feedback and suggestions to make our system better. If you have a route or stop suggestion please call our office and we will be glad to talk with you about it.
Due to traffic issues beyond the operators control the bus could be late. Route that our running late will be updated by operator with Customer Service at (219) 873-1502. Please note, the operator driving the route cannot be contacted to determine arrival times.
MCT is committed to the mobility of all and is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Should the operator find that the buses lift is not operational at the time of need, another vehicle will be immediately dispatched.
No, our operators work very hard to maintain the published schedule to get our passengers where they need to get to on-time. Waiting for someone in a restroom is not practical.
Buses operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM CST and on Saturday from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM CST.
MC Transit will post weather alerts, delays, and service suspension on our website. You can also call the department at (219) 873-1502 during business hours to get information regarding severe weather.
Eating and drinking are not allowed on MCT buses. Sealed and wrapped food and beverages may be transported but not consumed.
We ask that you please limit your personal property to what can be carried on in one boarding. All personal property must remain in your lap or under your seat. Passengers personal property is never allowed in a seat.
Full adult fare is $1.00
Children age 5 and under are Free
Students 6-18 years of age is $0.50
Senior citizens with ID and ADA passengers are $0.50
Monthly passes can be obtained in the City Controller's Office, located in City Hall at 100 East Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City, IN 46360.
Monthly Full Fare/Unlimited ride passes are $20.00
Monthly Senior, ADA and Student/Unlimited ride passes are $10.00
No, our operators do not carry or have the ability to make change, regardless of the size of currency a passenger may have. Making change creates longer than desired boarding times and carrying money creates an unsafe situation for our operators.
Yes, you can pay the fare on the bus by placing the EXACT fare into the fare machine. Operators do not carry ANY currency or coin to make change.
MCT is not responsible for any lost items. However, our operators conduct regular sweeps of the bus. Items found are immediately reported. Items are then turned in to the lost and found. The lost item can then be claimed the next business day at Michigan City Transit Office located at 1801 Kentucky Street, Michigan City, IN 46360. Unclaimed items are destroyed after 30 days.
Dial-A-Ride Passengers must meet the criteria established by the U.S. Department of Transportation under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. In order to apply for eligibility, individuals must do the following: complete the Dial-A-Ride application, which is available online or by calling customer service at (219) 873-1502; and have a doctor complete the professional verification form. Once these steps are complete, Michigan City Transit will determine an individual’s eligibility and notify the individual of the decision.