269.441.5387

About Us

Established in 2018,

Aequitas Mobility Services (AMS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides innovative, demand-responsive public transportation service in the greater Battle Creek area– including the City of Battle Creek, City of Springfield, Bedford, Pennfield and Emmett Townships.

Established in 2018,

Aequitas Mobility Services (AMS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides innovative, demand-responsive public transportation service in the greater Battle Creek area– including the City of Battle Creek, City of Springfield, Bedford, Pennfield and Emmett Townships.

AMS aims to build stronger communities by focusing the majority of services on alleviating transportation barriers that prevent ability to obtain and retain employment, hinder access to health care, and make it difficult for individuals to meet their basic needs.

AMS also offers consultation and partnership to address transportation related barriers impacting the workforce and financial stability of individuals and families in the greater Battle Creek community. AMS partners with employers and local workforce support organizations to help identify ways to increase ability to attract and retain talent such as increasing access to transportation, leveraging commuter tax benefits, and subsidizing transportation costs.

Additionally, AMS also recognizes and welcomes opportunity to revisit the role of public transportation in other ways, including:

  • Importance of innovative public transportation in communities with limited walkability
  • Impact of connecting rural areas to employment, services and opportunities
  • Means to reduce financial burdens of owning a personal vehicle and/or second vehicle
  • Ability to reduce carbon footprint of individuals and communities

About Our Services

AMS provides door-to-door and near door-to-door demand-responsive public transportation services in the greater Battle Creek area. Without fixed routes and stops, AMS is positioned to serve areas in the greater Battle Creek area that have historically been disconnected to affordable public transportation and provide public transportation during hours that other sources of public transportation are currently not available.  

Because we know demand for affordable and efficient transportation is higher than availability, AMS services will expand in controlled phases aligned with growth of the AMS fleet. Although AMS is currently servicing the greater Battle Creek area, additional communities, such as Athens and Albion will be added to the service area in the future, with the long-term goal of services available throughout Calhoun County. 

Rides are scheduled over the phone by calling (269) 441-5387. New riders will be asked to complete a a brief phone screening process to evaluate service need and current availability. If AMS does not have immediate service available, the rider may be placed on a waitlist. Turnaround time from wait list status to rider status may be as short as 12 hours, or longer, depending on the pick up and drop off location, time of service, etc.

AMS vehicles are clearly marked and equipped with cameras for safety. AMS drivers wear an AMS uniform and AMS ID badge. Drivers are also trained in First Aid/CPR/AED, passenger safety, and equity, diversity and inclusion.

General Cost Information

1 ride is $7

Costs depicted represent costs for service within the Greater Battle Creek area and include costs for distance traveled, vehicle operation and maintenance, fuel and labor.

A “ride” = 1 destination stop/one-way trip.

Discounted rates are available with package and bulk pricing.

General Cost Information

1 ride is $7

Costs depicted represent costs for service within the Greater Battle Creek area and include costs for distance traveled, vehicle operation and maintenance, fuel and labor.

A “ride” = 1 destination stop/one-way trip.

Discounted rates are available with package and bulk pricing.

Statistics Snapshot

The First 300 Rides

New Rider

Repeat Rider

Traveling with Children

Personal Care Attendant

Workforce

Basic Needs

Non-Emergency Medical

ESL Classes

To Child Care or School

Other

17%

83%

27%

3%

33%

8%

8%

31%

4%

4%

New Rider

17%

Repeat Rider

83%

Traveling with Children

27%

Personal Care Attendant

3%

Workforce

33%

Basic Needs

8%

Non-Emergency Medical

8%

ESL Classes

31%

To Child Care or School

4%

Other

4%

Statistics from the first 300 rides indicate the majority of riders continue utilizing AMS services after their initially scheduled ride. New Rider statistics account for the percentage of total rides that were a first ride with AMS. Currently, the majority of services are being provided in support of workforce transportation and transportation to English as a Second Language classes. AMS expects transportation for basic needs and non-emergency medical to continue to grow as operations expand and funding becomes available.

AMS also anticipates an increase in the number of people using AMS to transport children to child care prior to their shift as our operations and marketing efforts expand.

Open Invitation to Community Partners

Aequitas Mobility Services extends an open invitation to community partners to explore strategic partnerships to increase access to opportunities, employment, services, basic needs, and entertainment in the Greater Battle Creek area. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Scott Cubberly, Executive Director
scott@rideams.com
(269) 441-5387

Laura Otte, Director of Operations
laura@rideams.com
(269) 441-5184

hours of operation
OFFICE HOURS

MON – FRI  9:00am – 5:00pm

Transportation Hours

Determined by demand.

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