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 4:00 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.

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

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. 1. A. 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, national origin, gender, age or disability, you may contact our office at:

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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,
lisa@emmetcoa.org

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

Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Petoskey Center

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
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: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
6436 E. Brutus Road, Brutus, MI
(231) 529-8803

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Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Pellston Center

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
6274 W. Edgar, Pellston, MI
(231) 539-8201