The Laingsburg City Council voted in August to become a financially participating municipality with the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency (SATA). This action followed a presentation by SATA Mobility Manager MaLissa Schutt, with additional supportive comments from members of the public made both in person and by telephone.

The commitment of a local funding contribution from the city’s fiscal 2018 general fund budget will not be payable until May of 2018. This commitment will allow city residents to access SATA bus services for a 12-month period beginning October 1, 2017 and can be renewed on an annual basis.

The current participating municipalities include the cities of Owosso, Corunna, Durand, and Perry; along with Bennington, Caledonia, Owosso, Venice, and Vernon townships.

SATA is an inter-governmental public transit agency that was formed in October of 1999 and began operations in January of 2000. It currently provides nearly 100,000 trips annually to Shiawassee County residents. All of its 15 vehicles are wheelchair-lift equipped. SATA drivers all hold both chauffeurs and commercial driver licenses, and complete extensive training upon hiring and on an ongoing and annual basis.

SATA offers curb-to-curb demand-response service, sometimes referred to as dial-a-ride. The service operates from 6 a.m to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on major holidays. Service in Owosso and Corunna operates until 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dispatchers are available to take reservations Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (989) 729-2687 or (877) 667-7100 (toll-free). Additional travel options are available through Transportation Solutions, a division of SATA (TSD). The TSD office may be contacted by calling (989) 725-9303.

SATA Welcomes City of Laingsburg was last modified: September 25th, 2017 by Karen Elford