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Can you find Max?

Can you find Max?

From: Macatawa Area Express

Join the fun as MAX Transit offers this online game designed to educate our community of the places we can go using MAX buses.

For every weekday in February, MAX Transit will post on Facebook and its website a photo of its mascot, MAX the kangaroo, in a different location in the Holland/Zeeland area. The public is welcome to guess the mascot's location and then keep a running list of all of the places it visits. These lists, filled as completely as possible, can be submitted to MAX Transit to be entered in a random drawing for prizes. Entrants can win a new Kindle electronic book reader, an IPod Nano, or a $50 Meijer gift card!

Facebook friends can access the photos of MAX by visiting the page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wheres-MAX/173279462711525.

Bus detour updates

Bus detour updates

From: www.catchamax.org

Bus detours continue due to local construction. For more detailed information about the detours, please visit our website www.catchamax.org.  Dates shown are approximate. Project dates may change without advanced notice due to unexpected factors. Fixed route bus passengers with questions pertaining to temporary route changes should call MAX customer service at 355-1010.

No More Free Rides for Medicaid Cardholders

No More Free Rides for Medicaid Cardholders

From: Macatawa Area Express

Beginning January 1, 2011, MAX will no longer offer free fixed-route rides to Medicaid cardholders. Free rides WILL continue to be offered to Medicare cardholders.

Previously, MAX had honored MiHealth cards, which are health insurance cards issued by the state of Michigan to qualified low-income residents. We are discontinuing these MiHealth free rides because there is no expiration date on these cards and their eligibility varies from month to month. Also, unfortunately, many residents were passing the cards around to children and other relatives and we were not able to verify the riders' eligibility.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact MAX at 616-355-1010.

MAX Authority’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ Food Drive Doubles Donations

MAX Authority’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ Food Drive Doubles Donations

Lakeshore residents were in a giving mood this year as donations to the Macatawa Area Express (MAX) Transportation Authority's "Stuff the Bus" food drive were more than double the amount donated last year.

Sponsored annually by MAX transit to help restock the pantry at Community Action House, this year's food drive in November resulted in more than 2.5 tons of food and personal care items donated by the community.

The MAX collected approximately 5,000 lbs. of donations, valued at $10,850. This is more than double the total amount collected in 2009, which was 2,160 pounds of goods worth $4,570.

"We are extremely grateful to the community for responding to our call for donations, especially when it's still difficult for many families to give," said Sherri Cadeaux, MAX marketing and customer service manager.

Road repairs disrupt Express Transportation Bus routes.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(Holland, MI) September 24, 2010 - Express Transportation Authority will be disrupted over the next few weeks due toseveral road and railroad track repair projects.

The North River Avenue railroad crossing project is the most recent project that will result in the closure of N.River just north of Douglas Ave. until Monday, Sept. 27. Buses and all vehicles traveling along N. River Ave will be detoured.

Below is a summery of road projects and affected bus routes, stops and times. Alternate bus stops with times are suggested during these temporary detours and closures.

Dates published are approximate, and may change without advanced notice due to unexpected factors. Fixed route bus passengers with questions pertaining to these temporary route changes and detours are advised to contact MAX Customer Service at (616) 355-1010.

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