Each day students, staff and faculty come from Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties, and beyond, to Delta's main campus and downtown centers. Whether you are traveling a distance to campus or live around the corner, our local mass transit partners offer several convenient and sustainable transportation options.
Public Bus Service
There are many benefits to public transportation - reduced traffic congestion in cities, less air pollution and healthier lifestyles, to name a few. Public transit produces significantly less air pollution per passenger mile than a standard car carrying a single driver, and buses emit 20 percent less carbon monoxide.
Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS)
Delta College has partnered with Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS) to develop Delta Direct, a free bus route for students and employees traveling to campus. Just show your Delta ID to ride.
Starting the week of August 29, the route will include four runs, beginning at 7am and ending at 10pm. The 20-minute, nonstop route will start at the Depot in downtown Saginaw and make trips to and from the main campus. It will run Monday through Thursday and coincide with common class times. Individuals can park their cars in the student/visitor parking lot at Delta’s Downtown Saginaw Center and ride the bus to campus.
Bus schedule and passes
- 7:05 am Depart Saginaw to Delta's main campus
7:30 am: Delta's main campus to Saginaw
- 11:05am: Saginaw to Delta's main campus
11:30am: Delta's main campus to Saginaw
- 4:05pm: Saginaw to Delta's main campus
4:30pm: Delta's main campus to Saginaw
- 9:35 pm: Saginaw to Delta's main campus (no outgoing passengers – pick up only)
10pm: Delta's main campus to Saginaw
STARS bus passes for routes other than Delta Direct are available for purchase in the Bookstore. Financial aid may cover the cost of bus pass purchases.
Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority's mission is to provide high-quality public transportation service to the residents of Bay County. The Bay Metro buses stop at Delta's main campus several times a day, Monday – Friday. They connect with both STARS buses out of Saginaw and City of Midland buses.
Bus schedule and passes
Route 4 travels to the main campus and is the connection for Saginaw residents at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). Visit the Bay Metro site to find the current route 4 bus schedule.
Bay Metro offers a student discount if you show your Delta College ID. Bus passes are available for purchase in the Bookstore. Financial aid may cover the cost of bus pass purchases. You can also purchase one-time use tickets upon boarding or ticket booklets online directly through Bay Metro.
City of Midland Dial-A-Ride
The City of Midland provides Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) transportation service within Midland's city limits. Bus service is available 6:30am – 10:30pm, Monday through Friday and also limited hours on the weekends.
The Midland Dial-A-Ride service connects with route 4 of Bay Metro Transit at Midland Town Center (corner of Washington and E. Patrick roads in Midland). This route travels to Delta's main campus.
Call ahead to schedule your ride
Time calls are booked on a first-call, first-served basis. Call 989-837-6940 with as much advance notice as possible to increase your chances of booking a ride at your preferred time. Dial-A-Ride reservations may be made 30 days in advance.
"We know transportation to and from campus can be a barrier for some, so our hope is to provide better access for those who wish to pursue a college education."
President of Delta College