Public Input Sought On Mass Transit In Berrien County

Everyone’s invited to a series of mass transit meetings planned for next week in Berrien County. Kris Martin, with the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission, tells WSJM News an effort is underway to form a long-term plan for the transportation system. They want input.

“Currently, there are four different public transit providers in Berrien County that serve the Niles and Buchanan and the St. Joe and Benton Harbor area, and then all of Berrien County,” Martin said. “We just want to make sure that public transit is available for people to use to get where they want to go.”

There will be meetings in Niles, Benton Harbor, and New Buffalo, set to take place between Tuesday and Thursday. Below is the schedule. You can find out more at

Meeting schedule:


Tuesday, May 9th

3:00pm – 4:30pm and 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Niles Public Library

620 E. Main Street

Niles, MI 49120



Wednesday, May 10th

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

376 W. Main Street

Benton Harbor, MI 49022



Thursday, May 11th

5:30pm – 7:00pm

New Buffalo Township Library

33 N. Thompson Street

New Buffalo, MI 49117