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Established under Public Act 196, DATA Bus began providing Public Transportation Services in partnership with Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in September 1989.  In its  first year of Customer Service Operations DATA Bus exceeded its five year growth project.

In 1997 DATA Bus moved Bus Maintenance and Customer Service Operations into a new 12,500 square foot Inter-Modal Transportation Facility. This was funded by Federal (80%) & State (20%) investments in the amount of $850,000.  Our facility houses our computer dispatch, business office, bus maintenance, bus parking garage and serves as a regional intercity transportation center by selling Indian Trails bus tickets for 4 bus routes that service Escanaba every morning 7 days a week.


In FY 2012 DATA provided 132,931 passenger trips and drove 434,443 miles with a fleet of 17 wheelchair lift equipped buses.  DATA is currently supported 36% State funding, 18% federal funding, local contracts and bus fares and millage from the cities of Escanaba and Gladstone.  The cities are considered "participating" resulting in decreased fares and increased service for the residents of those cities.  Anyone living outside those city limits are in a "non-participating" area and have much higher bus fares and serverely limited serve due to not having enough finances to provide enough door to door bus service for the entire 37,105 residents of Delta County.

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