Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Community Action Agency

Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Community Action Agency (BHK CAA) provides flex route and demand-response services on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Service is prioritized for senior citizens and persons with disabilities due to federal funding constraints, but when space is available, BHK CAA will transport members of the general public on its routes. A flex route runs from Mohawk to Houghton, and the two demand-response service areas serve Central and Northern Houghton County. The Central Houghton County demand-response area includes Chassell, Atlantic Mine/South Range, Painesdale/Trimountain, and Hancock/Houghton. The North End demand-response area includes Mohawk, Calumet/Laurium, Lake Linden, and other nearby communities.

In August 2013, BHK CAA had to increase fares in order to address rising costs. Two new policies were also instituted: 1) only one seat per passenger fare, and 2) maintenance of personal hygiene. For additional information, see the Fare Box and Policy Revisions document at right.

Routes/schedules are weather-permitting in winter.

Provider Type Major Public/Nonprofit Agency
Headquarters 926 Dodge Street, Houghton, MI 49931
Phone (906) 482-5528
E-Mail bhkcaa@att.net
Service Area Houghton and Keweenaw Counties
Ownership/Funding Authority Nonprofit with federal funding
Service Type Demand-Response & Flex Route
Fares: General Public Flex Route, Houghton – Mohawk: $6-8 depending on starting point

Demand-Response:

Central Houghton County: $4-8 round trip

North End: $4-6 round trip

All routes: $2 per additional stop

Days/Hours of Operation (weather-permitting) Flex Route: 10 am – 3 pm Wednesday (1 round trip)

Demand-Response:

Central Houghton County: 9 am – 4 pm Monday & Thursday

North End: 9 am – 4 pm Tuesday & Thursday (Lake Linden Tuesday only; Mohawk Thursday only)

Accessibility Wheelchair ramps on 1 of 2 buses

SERVICE TYPES

Demand-Response: Point-to-point pickup and dropoff service is provided in response to a phone call, with or without notice (typically 24 hours).

Flex Route: Service operates generally with a regular route and schedule but will depart some distance from the route as needed to pick up and drop off passengers.

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BHK Fares/Policies

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