Brad Hinken
Commission on Aging Director
  • 93 S Gibbs, PO Box 885
    White Cloud, MI 49349
    M-F 8am-5pm
  • (231) 689-2100 | (800) 689-2100
    Fax: (231)689-0871

Bus Transportation

The Commission on Aging has fare-free transportation available to those over 60 and community members with disabilities. We have busses and vans that are all wheel chair accessible and have room for those who have walkers. More information below.

Transportation Phone Number: 231-689-2100 x1

*If no one answers, please leave a message with your name and number.

Hours of operation for both Vans and Busses

The earlist schedule pick up will be 7:00am with the latest drop off being at 4:45pm.

Weekly Bus Times

Fremont Bus

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 9:30am to 2:00pm: Meal Site Rides
  • 2:30pm-4:45pm: Errand Rides

Tuesday, Thursday

  • 9:00am-4:45pm: Errand Rides
Newaygo Bus

Tuesday, Thursday

  • 9:30am to 2:00pm: Meal Site Rides
  • 2:30pm-4:45pm: Errand Rides

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 9:00am-4:45pm: Errand Rides

*Thursday: Second Bus available to shop in Fremont from 2:30pm-4:45pm

White Cloud Bus


  • 9:30am to 2:00pm: Meal Site Rides
  • 2:30pm-4:45pm: Errand Rides

*Tuesday: Second Bus available to shop in Fremont from 2:30pm-4:45pm


What errands can I run with the COA Bus System?

  • Grocery Store/Local farmers markets & food pantries
  • Local Events or Classes
  • Banks and Post Offices
  • Restaurants
  • Many more! Call and ask

Bus Rides to run other errands: You must call the COA Transportation line. Once the Dispatch coordinator knows where you want to go, and when, they will send your information to the local bus driver. The bus is available for afternoon errands from 2:30pm to 4:45pm.


The COA does not charge anything for our transportation services. With that being said, we highly encourage donation to help offset the cost of fuel and driver pay time. The recommended donation amounts are as follows: 

Medical Van Trip in County: $5

Medical Van Trip out of County: $20

Bus Transportation: $4 per daily ride or $12 for the week

*No one will be denied access to medical transportation or errands transportation due to the inability to donate. 

Health Care Vans

The Commission on Aging provides unlimited health care access for in-county and out of county transportation. We can accommodate for wheelchair users. 

The health care van is available to transport anyone living in the county who is 60 years or older.

Out of County appointments MUST be to see a specialist, if the service is offered in the County, we utilize County resources. 

Health care transportation services are scheduled primarily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Exceptions are made based on client needs, i.e. dialysis transportation on Saturdays when there are no other means of transport. With the rider capacity of each van, we are able to combine a variety of healthcare trips for people living in similar areas and going to appointments in similar areas at similar times.


In county and out of county rides available by van or volunteer driver. Appointments may be booked no more than 30 days in advance. Same day appointments may be available, but best to call at least a week in advance.

Volunteer Medical Transportation

The Commission on Aging utilizes a volunteer driver network for out-of-county travel for ambulatory seniors to obtain health services not available within the county.

These services include treatment of cancer, appointments with some specialists (i.e. eye, heart), and specialized surgeries. It is more cost effective to utilize volunteer drivers for single or one-time out-of-county health care trips due to the trip time, the wait time, and due to the total number of healthcare trip requests that we receive on a daily and monthly basis.