Clinton Transit Simplifies Fare Structure

press release

It’s been 18 months since Clinton Transit passengers have needed to pay to ride the Blue Bus, but when fares resume on September 1, riders will appreciate a simpler structure.

“We want to keep people at the heart of all we do,” says MaLissa Schutt, Executive Director of Clinton Transit. “Our new fare structure focuses on simplicity and consistency, which should make it easier for passengers to plan.”

The new fare structure is as follows:

  • City Fare for DeWitt and St. Johns: $2.00 one-way, for pick-up or drop-off within the same City zone
    Discounted City Fare: $1.00 one-way
  • Non-City Fare for Clinton County: $3.00 one-way, for pick-up or drop-off outside or between City zones
    Discounted Non-City Fare: $1.50 one-way
  • Out-of-County Fare for Ingham and Eaton Counties: $4 one-way, for pick-up or drop-off outside Clinton County
    Discounted Out-of-County Fare: $2.00 one-way

Discounted fares are for persons with disabilities, veterans, seniors (age 60+) and youth (under 18).

Eligible aides to passengers with disabilities ride free, as do children under age four when accompanied by an adult. Full details, including information about specific City zones, are available at

Clinton Transit remained fully operational and fare-free throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Blue Bus also added delivery services that supplied residents with essential items like medication and groceries, and was a regional leader in the “Ride to Your Dose of Hope” initiative, which provided free transportation to
COVID-19 vaccination appointments throughout Clinton, Ingham and Eaton counties.

“Our mission is to keep people connected,” says Schutt. “Everything we do, from the recent addition of Saturday service hours to the simplified fare structure, is to maximize opportunities for our riders to stay connected to the important people and places in their lives.”

Clinton Transit is a public transit system that keeps people connected throughout Clinton County. Fondly known as the Blue Bus, Clinton Transit’s demand response system responds to ride requests and provides safe, reliable transportation for all county residents.