Bus Pass Initiative

MTA and United Way Launch Bus Pass Initiative

(Flint, MI.-November 25, 2015) The MTA and United Way launched a newly created Emergency Bus Pass program for nonprofits needing quality transportation for clients. Both MTA and United Way have donated to the program; each contributing $5,000 to start the campaign off with $10,000. Ed Benning, MTA General Manager/CEO, hopes that this will act as a “kick start” for the pass program to grow.

“The need for public transportation is quite serious.  The agencies don’t have the money to give the passes out. We are sending out a challenge to the community to keep the pass program going and we are hopeful that agencies, individuals, foundations and organizations will step up to help these people by donating to the pass program. The passes will help people in the community with accessing badly needed services.”

The Emergency Bus Pass Program is available to 501c3 entities whose clients are in need of transportation for shelter, access to fresh foods, employment, and medical appointments. “Nonprofits across our county are working hard to meet the needs of their clients. We are grateful for the partnership with MTA to help ease the burden of accessing high-quality transportation,” said, James Gaskin, CEO United Way of Genesee County.

Interested agencies should contact Rachel Wenzlick (rwenzlick@unitedwaygenesee.org) for more details on the application process.