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Dec. 14, 2016
New Michigan Tax on Compressed Natural Gas Sees Pump Price Go Up at BWAT Fueling Stations
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Nov. 23, 2016
Shop With Santa This Friday! Ride FREE All Day Aboard BWAT Shoppers Shuttle
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Nov. 23, 2016
On January 1, 2017 the State of Michigan is increasing the fuel tax on CNG (compressed natural gas) by 27 cents/per gallon. While this won’t affect our fares, it will affect our CNG customers.
Nov. 1, 2016
Community Invited to Ride Buses Free on November 10: BWAT Celebrates 40 Years
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September 1, 2016
“Music with Heart III” Gives Back to Local Rehab - Bus Hub Opens Doors to Community Groups, Starting with Benefit Concert
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July 26, 2016
BWAT Improves Downtown Area Surrounding New Bus Transfer Center
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July 1, 2016
Downtown Sail In Café & Convenience Store Holds Grand Opening July 12th in BWAT Bus Hub
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June 1, 2016
Ride Public Transit on June 16: Bus Fares are FREE on Dump the Pump Day!
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May 20, 2016
BWAT’s Bus Transfer Center Project To Finish July 8th Final Phase: Superior & McMorran Improvements
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April 25, 2016
Blue Water Area Transit Celebrates 150 Years of Public Transportation Service
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February 19, 2016
Buses “On Time” With New Downtown Transfer Center
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December 22, 2015
Blue Water Transit Bus Center Opens With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
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October 1, 2015
Blue Water Area Transit Sponsors Free Shuttle To Improve Parking For Town Hall Program
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August 25, 2015
Unique Tourist Value! Blue Water Area Transit Trolley Tour Starts Fall Season: Last Chance to Tour Our Town for a Dime this Year!
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July 31, 2015
Great News for Commuters! Million Dollar Grant Keeps BWAT Buses Running Along Regional Commuter Routes and for Extended Hours
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July 7, 2015
Blue Water Area Transit Awards $7.65 Million To Michigan Contractors $3.27 Million Will Stay With St. Clair County Contractors, New Parking Lot Added 184 New Spaces on July 3rd
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June 6, 2015
Blue Water Area Transit invites you to ride buses free of charge on Thursday, June 18, when the agency celebrates Dump the Pump Day
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March 23, 2015
Blue Water Area Transit held groundbreaking ceremonies for its new $9.8 million transfer center in the South McMorran Place parking lot, downtown Port Huron.
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December 23, 2014
Blue Water Area Transit Gains $200,000 In Energy Tax Credits Extended By Congress To Compressed Natural Gas Providers
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November 21, 2014
Guess Who?s Going Shopping With Our Local Bus Agency?
BWAT Shoppers Shuttle Welcomes Santa, Offers Free Day
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November 21, 2014
125,000+ Riders!
Local Buses Hit All-Time Ridership Record During First Month Of Fare Hike
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October 27, 2014
Celebrating Veterans Day...
Blue Water Area Transit Offers Free Rides to Veterans Plus Active Military and Their Families
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October 2014
Effective October 1st Blue Water Area Transit Bus Fares Go Up Five Cents:
Monthly Passes Stay $25
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September 2014
Unique Tourist Value!
Blue Water Area Transit Trolley Tour Starts Fall Season:
Last Chance to Tour Our Town for a Dime this Year!
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August 2014
Good News For Commuters!
Blue Water Area Transit Receives Million Dollar Grant
To Continue Regional Commuter Route and Extended Hours
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July 2014
Local Bus Ridership Continues To Climb:
BWAT Reports 1.3 Million Rides Per Year
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June 2014
TRY TRANSIT to SAVE GREEN!
Ride Free on Thursday June 19th
Ninth Annual National Dump the Pump Day
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March 2014
Getting Ready for the Future!
Earth-friendly Compressed Natural Gas Now Available "24/7" at Three New Local Stations
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February 2014
You Are Invited!
Celebrate With Us Blue Water Area Transit RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY - February 19th, 2014
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December 2013
Community Invited! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: February 19th, 2014 BWAT Celebrates Fourth Local CNG Fueling Station
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November 1, 2013 In Honor of Veterans Day... Blue Water Area Transit Offers Free Rides to Veterans Plus Active Military and Their Families
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October 7, 2013
BWAT Opens Marine City Fueling Station For Compressed Natural Gas
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September 1, 2013
$570,000 Grant Award Blue Water Area Transit To Retire Three Dial-a-Ride Buses, Replacing Diesel With Earth-Friendly CNG
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August 1, 2013
40,000 Gallons Per Month Blue Water Area Transit Upgrades System That Produces Compressed Natural Gas
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July 23, 2013
Blue Water Area Transit Driver Competes in National Roadeo
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June 1, 2013
Sick of High Gas Prices? SAVE GREEN RIDE BLUE on Dump the Pump Day Bus Fare is FREE: Thursday, June 20!
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May 2, 2013
Blue Water Area Transit Completes Busy Dispatch Area To Create a More Efficient, Comfortable Work Environment
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April 25, 2013
Blue Water Area Transit Replaces Natural Gas Compressor To Compress More Natural Gas at a Lower Cost
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March 1, 2013
Fill'er Up With Compressed Natural Gas! Blue Water Area Transit Opens Three New Fueling Stations
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February 1, 2013
Blue Water Area Transit Launches Weekly Blog Titled Blue Water Wave
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January 9, 2013
Water Bill Cut 70% Blue Water Area Transit's New Bus-Washing System Saves Thousands of Dollars, Three Million Gallons of Water
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Blue Water Area Transit Steps on the GasWith 95 percent of its buses now fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) and the funding approved for a new intermodal downtown transfer center, the road ahead certainly looks promising for one of Michigan's leading public transportation providers.
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December 4, 2012
K-12 Student Outreach Program Benefits Blue Water Area Transit Sells Retired Earth-Friendly Bus To Sustainable Energy Program at St. Clair County Community College
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October 23, 2012
FOUR RETIRED BUSES SOLD Blue Water Area Transit Helps Community Enterprises With Timely Cost-Cutting Opportunity
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August 21, 2012
New Waves On New Buses! Longer Buses Offer Roomier Ride For Growing Number of Passengers
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July 27, 2012
Saving Three Million Gallons! Blue Water Area Transit Expands Earth-Friendly Role With New Bus-Washing System That Recycles Water
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June 01, 2012
Sick of High Gas Prices? SAVE GREEN RIDE BLUE on Dump the Pump Day Bus Fare is FREE: Thursday, June 21!
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May 03, 2012
March Sets New Ridership Record! Six New Compressed Natural Gas Buses Will Serve BWAT's Growing Number of Passengers
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March 29, 2012
Kick The Driving Habit! Saturday Shuttles by Blue Water Area Transit Offer Eco-Smart Way to Earth Fair Celebration
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January 11, 2012
75 Cents Still Gets You There! Renewed Grant Supports Expanded Transit Services That Start Early, Run Late, and Reach as Far as Downtown Detroit , Wayne State University, and Dearborn
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October 26, 2011
BWAT Well Positioned to Be Part of National Focus on Investing in Transit. Ridership Jumps 11% in FY 2011
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October 6, 2011
Advertise On This Bus! Blue Water Area Transit Wins National Award For Marketing Campaign with Messages in Motion
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August 31, 2011
Blue Water Area Transit Celebrates 35 Years of Service. SAVE THE DATE: YOU'RE INVITED!
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July 28, 2011
45% Ridership Spike Community Rides the Bus in Droves On National ?Dump the Pump Day?
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June 30, 2011
Tour Our Town for a Dime! Blue Water Area Transit Launches New Trolley Tour Season With Seven-Day Weekly Service
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June 29, 2011
Blue Water Area Transit Celebrates Sixth Annual National Dump the Pump Day With FREE FARE Day and Guest Radio Show Host Paul Miller
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June 8, 2011
Blue Water Area Transit Celebrates Sixth Annual National Dump the Pump Day With FREE FARE Day and Guest Radio Show Host Paul Miller
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March 17, 2011
Staying ?On Time? Gets Easier! Blue Water Area Transit Expands Bus Schedules To Better Serve Growing Number of Passengers
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March 30, 2011
There from the Very Start! Cynthia Ward Retires From Blue Water Area Transit After Serving During Most of the Agency's First 35 Years
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February 24, 2011
Annual Bus Ridership Tops A Million in 2010! Federal Grants Help Local Ridership Grow Despite National Downturn
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January 25, 2011
Blue Water Area Transit Installs New Shelters With $250,000 in Federal Grants
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November 17th, 2010
Blue Water Area Transit Wins Two Federal Grants for Green Projects Promoting Use of Clean Fuel
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October 12th, 2010
Blue Water Area Transit Awarded Federal Funding to Refurbish Buses, Replace Bus-Washing System
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September 21st, 2010
Blue Water Area Transit Rolls Out "RIDE BLUE!": First Multi-media Marketing Campaign with Television Ads
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August 26th, 2010
Million-Dollar Funding Renewed for Fourth Year: Transit Agency Reaches Out with Services Designed To Help Residents Find and Keep Jobs
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July 29th, 2010
Blue Water Area Transit Awarded $3.5 Million: Largest Grant Ever For The Transit Agency From Federal Program That Improves Air Quality and Reduces Traffic Congestion
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July 8th, 2010
Blue Water Area Transit Adds Large Commuter Coach That Offers Comfort and Convenience For Macomb County Commuters
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June 22nd, 2010
Tour Our Town for a Dime!
Blue Water Area Transit Launches New Trolley Tour Season With Seven-Day Service That Now Includes Sundays
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June 1st, 2010
Ride the Bus For FREE on Thursday, June 17!: Blue Water Area Transportation Celebrates National Dump the Pump Day
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June 1st, 2010
Late Night Service Debuts This Month: Friday and Saturday Evening Bus Service Expands to 3:00 a.m.
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April 27th, 2010
Federal Economic Stimulus Project Moves Forward: Blue Water Area Transit Installs $1.4 Million Natural Gas Compressor
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March 30, 2010
Transit Agency's New Saturday Evening Hours Very Popular with Area Residents
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Feb 23, 2010
Blue Water Area Transit Adds New Saturday Evening Service: More Area Residents Can Ride the Bus to Work
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Jan 26, 2010
Blue Water Area Transit Bucks National Trend With Ten Percent Jump and One Million Riders in 2009
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Dec 23, 2009
Blue Water Area Transit Gives Consumers and Business Fleets Local Access to America's Clean, Abundant Natural Gas
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Nov 19, 2009
Local Bus ridership Continues Steady Climb
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Oct 21, 2009
Blue Water Area Expands Early Morning Service
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September 23, 2009
Last Chance to Ride with Mohawk October 2nd!
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September 22, 2009
Million-Dollar Funding Continues for Fiscal Year 2010
Voucher Program Resumes October 1st to Help Area Residents Find and Keep Jobs
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August 26, 2009
Blue Water Area Transit Responds to Community Needs:
New Bus Shelter Offers Eco-Friendly Lighting, More Space for Wheelchairs
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August 19, 2009
Grab Your Camera - Win Great Prizes!
National Video Contest Asks: Why Did You "Dump the Pump?"
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June 30, 2009
"Common Cents" Program Shows Transit Employees How They Share Enthusiasm for Volunteering
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May 26, 2009
Updated Braille Version of System Map and Bus Schedules
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April 27, 2009
Mark Kresin from Black River Cafe Reconized as Bus Systems 20 Millionth Passenger

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April 24, 2009
March Sets New Record in Bus Ridership
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March 24, 2009
Area Residents Have Received $500,000 For Nearly One Million Miles of Job-Related Travel
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March 19, 2009
Tim Ritter Retires After 30 Years With Blue Water Area Transportation Commission
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March 10, 2009
$4.1 Million Federal Economic Stimulus for Mass Transit
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February 17, 2009
Bus Ridership Continues to Climb and Break Records
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January 28, 2009
Economic Stimulus
BWATC Requests Federal Economic Stimulus Funding
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September 23, 2008
Expanded Transportation Services
Help Area Residents Find and Keep Jobs
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July 23, 2008
Federal Grant Provides “New Freedom”
For Area Residents with Disabilities
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July 16, 2008
Bus Ridership Continues Record-Breaking Climb As More People “Ride the Wave”
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