The Kalkaska Public Transit Authority (KPTA), also known as Kalkaska Area Transit
(KAT), began operating a county-wide public transportation service on October 8, 1984. Kalkaska County is the hub of Northwest lower Michigan. Kalkaska County residents have supported the public transportation system by voting in a millage to help provide public transportation for the county residents.
Working with the local Commission on Aging we are able to assist the elderly of our county with their transportation needs. In a contract with Munson Medical Center we are able to provide medical trips to Cowell Cancer Treatment Center for Kalkaska County residents at no cost to them.
KAT provides a range of services including scheduled routes to all points of the county and "Flex" routes with student transportation. In addition KAT has scheduled routes to the Traverse City area. For information on services provided by KAT click Services & Fares. To schedule a ride or to make inquires, contact our dispatch office at 231-258-6808.