Douglas Britz, Director
Greg Kellogg, Deputy Director
Trisha Reed, Operations Manager
Livingston Essential Transportation Service also known as L.E.T.S. Transportation is a public transportation service that was established in October of 1977. L.E.T.S. serves the elderly, disabled, children, teenagers, ANYONE! L.E.T.S. is a transportation service that provides dial-a-ride service to meet any transportation need. Riders can use our buses to travel to any destination in Livingston County including doctors’ offices, grocery stores, schools and banks. L.E.T.S. also provides limited transportation to dialysis centers and Regional Medical Service to Ingham, Genesee, Oakland and Washtenaw counties for medical appointments.
Many residents in our community would not be able to obtain or maintain a job without our service. L.E.T.S. made 143,488 trips in 2012. Our ridership has grown 115% in the last five (5) years. Our Dispatchers average 360 calls per day! To say the least, we have a very busy office and a committed service.
In March of 2010, L.E.T.S. was awarded a grant that enabled L.E.T.S. to start a new run called Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC). This program was established to target and address the unique transportation challenges faced by welfare recipients and low-income persons seeking to obtain and maintain employment. This new run has been very successful and has helped many Livingston County residents!
Fares are determined by the distance traveled within Livingston County. In general, riders pay $2.00 for each township they pass through with the maximum regular fare of $6.00. Children five and under, when accompanied by an adult, ride free. If you are disabled, or at least 60 years of age, you ride at a reduced half (1/2) fare.
L.E.T.S. Transportation has twenty (20) lift equipped buses; three (3) ramp equipped mini vans and one (1) Ford Explorer. With these vehicles L.E.T.S. averages 2700 miles, 260 gallons of fuel, 140 hours of service, and 600 plus trips per day.
L.E.T.S. is known all around the state, not by just their efficient and superior service but by their commitment to continually participate in MDOT and drug and alcohol training. L.E.T.S. is very proud of the community involvement they take part of including Stuff the Bus, Day of Caring, Pink Day, and Howell Melon Festival to name a few.
In the 1980’s, L.E.T.S. was the best kept secret in Livingston County. That statement is no longer true: L.E.T.S. has grown steadily year after year and has had a profound impact on the lives of Livingston County residents. That is something our employees can be proud of!