Houghton Public Transit

Houghton Public Transit operates three shuttles (flex routes) in the City of Houghton and demand-response service in both Houghton and Hancock. Two routes serve the Michigan Technological University campus during its regular school year. A morning shuttle passes through campus Monday through Friday every 15 minutes from 7 am to 1 pm. An afternoon shuttle, operating from 1 to 7 pm, cycles every 30 minutes from the Memorial Union Building (MUB) on campus through City Center (downtown) to the M-26 shopping areas (Econo Foods, Shopko, Walmart, etc.) and back to MUB. The Michigan Tech shuttles are free for Tech students, staff, and faculty.

The other route, the Downtowner, operates every 30 minutes from 10 am to 2 pm and passes through the M-26 shopping areas, City Center, and senior housing complexes. Demand-response service is available within and between the Cities of Houghton and Hancock from 7 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Houghton Public Transit also offers special services for community events such as Bridgefest. These services are announced as available and are generally free of charge.

Houghton Motor Transit Line

Website http://www.cityofhoughton.com/info-transit.php
Provider Type Public Transit Agency
Headquarters 616 Shelden Avenue, MI 49931
Phone (906) 482-6092
 E-Mail transitdepartment@cityofhoughton.com
Service Area Hancock and Houghton City Limits, generally
Ownership/Funding Authority City
Service Type Demand-Response and Flex Route
Fares: General Public Shuttles: $2

Daytime Demand-Response:

$5 in Houghton

$6 outside Houghton

Fares: Reduced
Senior Citizens 55+
Children under 12
Shuttles: $1; Michigan Tech routes free for students and faculty

Daytime Demand-Response within Houghton:

Students: $3

Others: $2.50

Daytime Demand-Response outside Houghton:

Students: $4

Others: $3

Multiple-Ride Pass Punch cards: $20 including 2 free rides
Days/Hours of Operation Shuttles: See schedule at above right

Daytime Demand-Response: 7 am – 5 pm in Houghton; 7 am – 4 pm in Hancock (both Monday-Friday)

Shelters Glass shelters at Taco Bell (near intersection of West Sharon Avenue and Razorback Drive) and the Michigan Tech Memorial Union Building; snow block shelters are built at various locations in winter
Accessibility Wheelchair ramps on buses
Special Amenities Bicycle racks on some buses


Demand-Response: Point-to-point pickup and dropoff service is provided in response to a phone call, with or without notice (typically 24 hours).

Flex Route: Service operates generally with a regular route and schedule but will depart some distance from the route as needed to pick up and drop off passengers.

Houghton Transit Shuttle Schedules

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