Transportation

Taking you places you want to go. 

Friendship Center buses help meet the mobility needs of our senior citizens and disabled for a variety of purposes including doctor appointments, employment, grocery shopping, volunteering, socialization, and assorted personal care requirements. The buses are lift-equipped to handle wheelchairs and persons with other special needs. 

Service Hours:
Bus rides are available Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please make morning appointments no earlier than 9:30 a.m. and afternoon appointments early enough to be finished and ready for your ride home by 3:00 p.m. Phone calls for transportation are answered between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Because ALL routes are determined by rider usage, please call a minimum of 2 business days in advance for a ride or to make special arrangements for appointments.

The more advance notice, the better! You may call for a ride anytime, but understand that our routes fill up quickly, especially with physical distancing riders.

Routes:

North Route
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; From the Pellston area to Petoskey with an afternoon return trip. 

Harbor Springs Route
Wednesdays; Route is determine by rider usage, please call for specific information.

East Mitchell Route
Tuesdays and Fridays; Petoskey pick-ups in the eastern part of Emmet County (Maxwell Road and Pickerel Lake Road area). Riders can spend the day in town with a return trip in the afternoon.

Fares:

$2.00 one way in town
or
$2.50 one way out of town

COVID-19 Transportation Guidelines
Current COVID-19 Mitigation Strategy

Transportation Guidelines:

  • Grocery shopping trips: Please limit the number of grocery bags to 8 per trip.
  • Bus service for shopping may NOT be available during the lunch hour (noon-1:00 pm).
  • Please be ready for pick-up 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled time.
  • If you are waiting for pick-up and it’s 10 minutes past your scheduled time, please call us.
  • Seatbelt usage is strongly recommended.
  • No smoking, eating, drinking, or littering on our buses, please!

CALL US FOR A RIDE!
Direct number for transportation: (231) 348-3425

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1954 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d)

FCEC is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702. 1B. If you feel you are being denied participation in or being denied benefits of the transit services provided by FCEC, or otherwise being discriminated against because of your race, color, or national origin, you may contact our office at: (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.

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    For More Transportation Service Information

    Please Contact: Friendship Centers of Emmet County, (231) 347-3211
    Lisa Hoig, Transportation and Meals on Wheels Director,
    [email protected]

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      Friendship Centers of Emmet County has two locations in Emmet County – Petoskey and Brutus – where various events are held daily.

      Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Petoskey Center

      • Hours: By Appointment Only
      • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
      • 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770
      • (231) 347-3211
      • Fax: (231) 347-3795
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      Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Huber Senior Center/Brutus

      • Hours: Currently Closed due to COVID
      • Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
      • 6436 E. Brutus Road, Brutus, MI
      • (231) 529-8803