Transit Authority Moves to Lower Costs

The Macatawa Area Express, a publicly funded transit system in Holland, is looking to cut costs, according to the Holland Sentinel, after a Michigan Capitol Confidential story last month exposed the costs of municipal transit agencies.

According to the Sentinel, MAX employees miscalculated and provided Capitol Confidential with incorrect information. The system spends $2.07, not $5.46, to move a passenger one mile.

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“It’s still on the high side,” MAX Coordinator Linda LeFebre told the Sentinel. The agency plans to improve its routes in order to cut costs.