Clinton Transit Providing a Lift to Local Festivals

press release

Clinton Transit is offering convenient transportation to local events this summer. The public transit agency provides curb-to-curb service throughout Clinton County, which means residents have safe and easy transportation to upcoming local events like the St. Johns Mint Festival and the DeWitt Ox Roast.

During the Mint Festival in St. Johns from August 12-14, residents can use the Blue Bus to arrange a ride to many of the events around town, like the arts & crafts vendors at the city park, free concerts at the William E. Tennant Performance Shell, or a visit to the Pain Gilliam Scott Museum downtown. The following weekend, visitors to the DeWitt Ox Roast can count on Clinton Transit for a lift to activities at Riverside Park, the Maple Leaf Carnival, or vendors and live entertainment in Downtown DeWitt.

Community events and festivals are a means of connection and socialization. For those who may be experiencing a lack of mobility or social isolation, a ride to these types of events is a ticket to a happier, healthier, social lifestyle. According to the National Institute on Aging, access to social opportunities for older adults helps counteract real health risks of social isolation and loneliness, like cognitive decline and depression. Clinton Transit is proud to make a positive social impact by keeping people connected.

“We’re looking forward to helping people explore our area, connect with friends, and enjoy fun entertainment during upcoming events like the Mint Festival and Ox Roast,” says MaLissa Schutt, Clinton Transit’s Executive Director. “Especially for older adults or individuals with unique mobility needs, these community connections are incredibly valuable for overall health and well-being.”

Residents looking for a ride to either local festival can easily schedule the Blue Bus by phone, on their website, or through the new mobile app. As an added benefit, Clinton Transit also offers walk-on service during select hours at popular locations including the Meijer and Four Seasons Apartments in DeWitt, Kroger and Suntree Apartments in St. Johns, and the Bath Community Center.

Established in 2001, Clinton Transit has been providing curb-to-curb service to meet the needs of all Clinton County residents. Fondly known as the Blue Bus, the on-demand transit system responds to ride requests and provides safe, reliable transportation to all county residents. This creates a more connected, accessible and vibrant Clinton County. For more information on the Blue Bus, visit mybluebus.com.