Business as Usual at RMTD on Wednesday, 10.19.16

RMTD is pleased to announce that it is business as usual on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 as the bus operator strike has been called off. All fixed route, paratransit and Stateline Mass Transit vehicles will be running their regularly scheduled routes and service.  RMTD will also resume the sale of the 7 day and 30 day pass.  RMTD and ATU officials will continue to move forward in their current contract negotiations.

Pass Sales Halted Due To Impending Strike

Effective immediately, Tuesday, October 18, 2016, in anticipation of the bus driver strike scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2016, RMTD has stopped selling 7 day or 30 day passes. This policy will last the duration of the strike.  Passes will go back on sale once the drivers go back to work.

RMTD is asking that current pass holders keep their current activated passes while the service has been halted. Once the strike is settled, RMTD will work with these pass holders to supplement the time lost on their current passes.

The 7 day and 30 day bus pass are valid for the timeframe noted on the pass once activated. Activating the bus pass starts the countdown of days as noted.  RMTD recognizes that these passes were sold in good faith and we will honor to the best of our ability the time lost to our passengers who are holding activated passes.  Each pass has a serial number which will enable RMTD to determine the remaining value on the pass.

For more information, please call 815.961.9000.


Veterans Ride Free on RMTD on October 28, 2016

Rockford area veterans with valid service identification will be able to enjoy a free ride on Rockford Mass Transit, Friday, October 28, 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Stand Down for Veterans is being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UAW Hall, 112 N 2nd Street, Rockford. It is RMTD’s hope that the free rides will eliminate any transportation barriers and enable every veteran to participate in this event.

The UAW Hall is directly accessible via several RMTD routes including #11 East State Street, #12 Charles Street and the outbound #14 7th Street route. However all routes are free to veterans with appropriate service ID that day. Veterans using the RMTD system that day between 8 am and 5 pm need only board the bus and present their military ID cards to the driver.

Congrats to Fish-abled!

Congratulations to RMTD Paratransit Operator Eric Fish and his Fish-abled Foundation for being nominated for the Crusader Clinic Spirit of Caring award. You are an inspiration to those who work with you and a true friend to those in need. We are proud of you Eric!

Detour info

HI Riders,

Effective Monday, 7/18/16, the intersection at Harrisoin & 11th will be closed due to construction.  The following detour is in effect:

#14 7th Street Outbound – from 22nd Ave, R -11th St, R – 23rd Ave, L – Reed, R – 11th St and resume regular route.

Inbound – from 11th Street, L Reed, R 9th Street, L 23rd Ave, R 7th Street and resume regular route.

#34/45 Nights and Sunday from 11th Street, L Reed, L 23rd Ave, R 7th Street and resume regular route.

The detour will remain in effect until construction is over.


Attention riders, effective July 18, 2016, there will be some significant changes made to the #24 Belvidere route.  Click here for info on the new route.  Riders please also note that at the times the bus goes to Belvidere, there will not be any service on Bell School.  These times are 8:40 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m., and 4:40 p.m.

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Benefit Access Application

Anyone interested and/or eligible for the Benefit Access program, (formerly Circuit Breaker) should follow this link to learn about new eligibility requirements and enrollment information.  Benefit Access Application