Transportation Assistance

Public transportation is one of the most affordable ways for getting from place to place. There are many different options for transportation in Michigan. Visit the Michigan Department of Transportation website to find your local public transit provider.

Each Michigan Department of Health & Human Services office provides medical transportation.

Medical transportation is available to:

  • Family Independence Program (FIP) recipients.
  • MA recipients (including those who also have Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) coverage.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.
  • Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) recipients.

Find your local DHHS office on this map.

Bus Transportation

There are local and intercity bus options available. Find your local bus service information by county, and the see options for traveling between cities

Train Transportation

There are three different train routes for getting around the state:

The Pere Marquette provides one round trip each day between Grand Rapids and Chicago with stations in Grand Rapids, Holland, Bangor and St. Joseph/Benton Harbor.

The Blue Water provides one round trip per day between Port Huron and Chicago with stations in Port Huron, Lapeer, Flint, Durand, East Lansing, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Dowagiac, Niles and New Buffalo.

The Wolverine provides three round trips each day between Pontiac and Chicago with stations in Pontiac, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Detroit, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Albion, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Dowagiac, Niles and New Buffalo. Special event trains also stop in Greenfield Village.

Amtrak provides this service. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to Amtrak.com.

Other Transportation Options

To learn more about other modes of transportation like walking, biking, and ridesharing, visit MI Commute’s website.

Transportation through PATH

If you apply for cash assistance through the PATH Program (Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope.), depending on your situation you may get transportation assistance. Read more here