Blue Water Area Transit continues the proud tradition of public transit that has served Port Huron for more than a century. Nationally, the Port Huron community has always been an innovator in public transit. Port Huron was one of the first communities in the country to operate an electrified transit system in the 1880's and one of the first to operate motor coaches when they became popular in the 1930's.
Public transportation developed its start in Port Huron when the first railroad station was located a mile north of the community. The station served the military reservation and moved cargo across the St. Clair River to Point Edward Ontario. Shortly after the Grand Trunk Railroad began service from Detroit to Port Huron in 1859, local entrepreneurs were planning transit service to connect the Grand Trunk station to the bustling downtown of the city that claimed some 5,000 citizens.
Blue Water Area Transit operates four Daimler Chrysler Commercial Buses SLF 200 buses. These buses were purchased by Blue Water Transit in March of 2005 to replace 12 year old diesel powered buses. The buses are 30 foot low floor models which aid the passengers in the boarding and exiting of the vehicle.
These buses were constructed by Daimler Chrysler Commercial Buses of Greensboro, North Carolina. These buses ride on an air bag suspension with the ability to kneel the bus to 7 inches above the ground. A wheel chair ramp can deploy to allow easy access of wheel chairs and the mobility impaired.
If you are visiting Port Huron for the first time during Art on the River, you will see the buses cruising around the downtown area. There is also a Trolly that you can ride to see the sites of Port Huron.
To learn more, visit their website at www.bwbus.com or call 810.987.7373.