Schedule-A-Ride: (906) 387-4845 (48-hour notice required in outlying areas)
Schedule-A-Ride: (906) 387-4845
(48-hour notice required in outlying areas)

Local Transportation

ALTRAN strives to provide service for all of Alger County. However, our county is approximately 1,000 square miles, or roughly the size of the state of Connecticut. We will do our best to meet your needs, but demographics and cost do play a factor when scheduling rides. Outlying areas require 48 hours’ notice when scheduling rides and are subject to availability.  

Our hours of service are as follows:

Driving Hours

  • Sunday-Thursday: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Dispatch Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

You must call and arrange your rides through our dispatch center (906) 387-4845 Ext. 1. We have an on-call phone for after hours (906) 202-0245, the driver will try to provide immediate transportation, but standing/work appointments receive preference. Using the on-call phone to arrange immediate transportation will result in a full fare charge-no discounts or half fares. Please use the on-call phone for same day cancellations after hours. Failure to provide a one-hour notice will result in a “no-show” charge. This number is not to be used to schedule future rides beyond the current day.

Fare Schedule*

These fares cover 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., our regular business hours. Outside of regular business hours there are NO HALF FARES, this includes Sunday, RTRAN, Friday/Saturday evenings-NO DISCOUNTS. Older citizens (65 and over), people with disabilities, and children under twelve are half fare, children 5 and under riding without a parent are full fare. NO HALF FARES for outlying areas-Ex. Starsiding Rd., 16 Mile Lake/Buckhorn Rd., M-94, Highway 13, Deerton, Melstrand, and County Rd. 440. The Chatham bus leaves at 7:00 a.m. and returns from Munising at 3:30 p.m. For additional pricing in non-listed areas please contact our dispatch center.

Munising City Limits$2.00
Carmody Rd. / Indiantown Rd.$2.50
Shingleton / Van Meer$3.00
Au Train$3.00
Starsiding / H-13$5.00
Shelter Bay$5.00
16 Mile Lake$5.00
Chatham / Eben$5.00
County Rd. 440$7.50

*The fares/rates have not been increased since 2013. Due to increased costs in the marketplace, ALTRAN is currently working on an updated fare schedule to be released this summer.