Public Meeting

Connect Berrien shared a proposed transit service plan at four open public meetings. The plan includes the ideas and feedback from hundreds of residents and elected officials in Berrien County. 

The goal is to improve the countywide public transit system; a public transit system that is financially sustainable, provides options for those who cannot or choose not to drive and will facilitate economic growth by connecting people with jobs and other life activities.

Berrien County Public Meetings-September 2018

Upcoming Public Forums




Tuesday, September 25th


Wednesday, September 26th

Benton Harbor

Thursday, September 27th



Lake Charter Township Hall
3220 W Shawnee Rd
Bridgman, MI 49106

Niles Public Library
620 E Main St
Niles, MI 4912

Southwest Michigan Planning Commission
376 W. Main Street
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022



5:30 pm—7:00 pm

3:30 pm –5:00 pm
5:30 pm—7:00 pm

5:30 pm —7:00 pm


Public Meetings

Public meetings were held on May 9th, 10th & 11th in Niles, New Buffalo, and Benton Harbor to discuss a broad range of issues related to public transit in Berrien County.  Over 100 people attended the public meetings where they shared their suggestions for improvements.

Berrien County Public Meetings-May 2017

Stakeholder Workshop Presentations

Half day workshops were held on April 18th-20th in Niles, New Buffalo, and Benton Harbor to discuss a broad range of issues related to Berrien County transit and the upcoming integration. The purpose of the workshops was to engage stakeholders about their opinions and local expertise. These opinions help build the foundation of existing conditions understanding upon which the integration plan will be built.

Over the three day period over 80 people participated in the workshops discussing a variety of topics including:

  • Transit service planning – Balancing ridership and expectations.
  • Person centered mobility solutions and best practices used in markets similar to Berrien County.
  • Discussion of goals that will guide the evaluation for the future transportation system
  • Review of initial findings regarding travel needs

The presentations used at the workshops are embedded below.

Introduction and Goals

Berrien County Stakeholder Workshop - Intro and Goals



Planning, Findings, and Public Outreach

Berrien County Stakeholder Workshop - Planning, Findings, and Public Outreach

Strategies and Best Practices

Berrien County Stakeholder Workshop - Strategies and Best Practices v2