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Kwik Trips! Service

Kwik Trips! Service


Our Kwik Trips! service is now available to county residents living near the City of Big Rapids!

The Kwik Trips! primary service area includes the Townships of Big Rapids, Mecosta, Green, and Colfax.
The Kwik Trips! secondary service area includes the Townships of Austin and Grant.

The Kwik Trips! service area is shown in green on the map below.




See what we can do for you with Kwik Trips!
Call us today at
(231) 796-4896!


Benefits for You:

Sooner starts!
Our goal is to arrive within one hour of the time you call us for your Kwik Trips! ride - often, we will arrive sooner that that. As always, you can call us in advance to schedule your Kwik Trips! rides, but spur-of-the-moment calls are welcome.


Shorter trips!

Because the Kwik Trips! service covers a limited area, your Kwik Trips! ride will not only start sooner but will be completed far faster, too. Even when assisting several customers at once, your Kwik Trips! ride will be shorter. We value your time and can help you get more done by keeping your Kwik Trips! ride time to a minimum.


Lower fares!

Because the Kwik Trips! service covers a limited area, the Kwik Trips! fares are half the standard countywide fare. This means you will have more money in your pocket with a Kwik Trips! ride since you are spending less to get there and back.



Frequently Asked Questions:

Q - Who is eligible for the Kwik Trips! service?
A - Passengers within the six townships (Big Rapids, Mecosta, Green, Colfax, Austin, and Grant) traveling within the six townships. If your trip starts and ends within the six townships, you are eligible for the Kwik Trips! fare.


Q - How will I receive the half-price fares?
A - The half-price fares for your Kwik Trips! ride will be automatically be calculated for qualifying trips.


Q - I already qualify for a reduced fare on standard service. Will I need to requalify for the reduced fare on my Kwik Trips! rides?
A - No. If you have already filled out a Reduced Fare Application and had it approved, the reduced fare will apply on your Kwik Trips! ride, too. If you need to complete a Reduced Fare Application, you can download it under the 'Fares' tab on this website.


Q - Can I still travel to other destinations in the two-county service area?
A - Absolutely! Our standard service continues to offer safe, effective, accessible and affordable transportation anywhere in Mecosta and Osceola counties. Details are available under the 'Available Services' tab on this website.


Q - I live within the City of Big Rapids. Do I qualify for the Kwik Trips! service?
A - If your trip starts and ends within the six townships, you are eligible for the Kwik Trips! fare. If your trip starts and ends within the City of Big Rapids, you should contact the City of Big Rapids Dial-a-Ride (DART) for service at (231) 796-8675.

If you are a resident of the City of Big Rapids and plan to travel to a township location, you may receive service from DART or our Kwik Trips! service, depending on the destination. You can contact us or DART for details on coordinating these trips, and our two agencies will work together to assure you the best possible trip arrangements!

A link to the DART website is provided under the 'Related Links' tab on this website.


Q - Once I have been dropped off in the City of Big Rapids, can I get to other local places before returning home with the Kwik Trips! service?
A - Yes! Traveling from one location to another within the City of Big Rapids is offered by the City of Big Rapids Dial-a-Ride (DART). Contact DART for service at (231) 796-8675.

A link to the DART website is provided under the 'Related Links' tab on this website.


Q - What are the Kwik Trips! service hours?

A - A dedicated Kwik Trips! service bus is available between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday. If you travel before 9:00am or after 5:00pm on our service days, your ride may be longer, but you will still receive the Kwik Trips! fare.


Q - Will the Kwik Trips! service be available on evenings or Saturdays?

A - At this time, the Kwik Trips! service is not available evenings or Saturdays, but the Kwik Trips! service may expand in the future depending on passenger demand. Check this page regularly for updates.


Q - Will the Kwik Trips! service be available in other townships?
A - At this time, the Kwik Trips! service is not available in other townships, but the Kwik Trips! service may expand in the future depending on passenger demand. Check this page regularly for updates.


Q - I'm not sure which township I live in. Can you help me?
A - We sure can. Here are two easy descriptions of the Kwik Trips! service area:

  Mecosta County - North of 6 Mile Road, East of Newcosta Road, West of 120th Avenue, and South of Meceola Road.
Mecosta County - Between Meceola Road and 6 Mile Road, and between Newcosta Road and 120th Avenue.

If your address is within this area, call us to schedule your Kwik Trips! ride, and we will figure out your township for you!


Q - I recently moved to a local residential community. Is the Kwik Trips! service available to me?
A - Let's find out. Residential communities within the City of Big Rapids do not qualify for the Kwik Trips! service, but can contact the City of Big Rapids Dial-a-Ride (DART) for service at (231) 796-8675. Here is a list of residential communities outside the City of Big Rapids that qualify for the Kwik Trips! service:

Country Manor Estates - 20788 Kalamazoo Road, Big Rapids
Creeks Edge Apartments - 20151 Gilbert, Big Rapids
Harry's Rentals - 18772 16 Mile Road, Big Rapids
Ryan Creek Apartments - 18914 16 Mile Road, Big Rapids
Northland Flats - 14465 Northland Drive, Big Rapids
University Parke Suites - 19500 14 Mile Road, Big Rapids
Oakwood Townhouses - 19700 14 Mile Road, Big Rapids
Paris Motel - 21219 Northland Drive, Paris
Venlo Place - 15345 Venlo Drive, Big Rapids
Creekside Manor Adult Foster Care Home - 17461 12 Mile Road, Big Rapids
Harmony Pines - 15063 180th Avenue, Big Rapids
Valley Residential Services - 20603 Ross Parkway, Big Rapids
Country Inn and Suites - 15344 Waldron Way, Big Rapids
Silvernail Realty (Rentals) - 17810 205th Avenue, Big Rapids
The Brook Retirement Community - 14595 215th Avenue, Big Rapids
Heights Manor - 10255 Northland Drive, Rogers Heights


We will update this list as we learn of more qualifying locations, so check this page regularly for updates. If your residential community is not listed, contact your residential community's office or better yet, have them call us at (231) 796-4896 for details.


Q - What's the best way for me to support the Kwik Trips! service?
A - First, try out the Kwik Trips! service and see what we can do for you. Next, let your friends and neighbors know about the Kwik Trips! service and how much you enjoy it.

Here's an idea - plan a Kwik Trips! ride with several of your friends and neighbors at the same day and time. Think of the fun you and several friends can have traveling together to the store, your favorite restaurant, a golf outing, or the home of a mutual friend. The possibilities are endless!

Also, let us know what you think of the Kwik Trips! service - after all, we are here to meet your needs!


Q - You've convinced me. I can hardly wait to try out the Kwik Trips! service. Now what?

A - Call us at (231) 796-4896 and let us show you what the Kwik Trips! service can do for you!



To download Kwik Trips! posters or our Kwik Trips! radio interviews, click on the download links in the column on the left.





 


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