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12.15.19 Announcing the New All-Day Pass

Starting Sunday, December 15, 2019, RMTD passengers will now be able to purchase an Unlimited Ride All Day pass or an Unlimited Ride Half Day pass directly at the farebox. The full fare pass will sell for $3.00 and will be good for UNLIMITED Rides all day on the day of purchase.  Any route, any time, as often as needed during the hours of service that day.  The All Day Pass expires at 11:59 each day.

RMTD is also offering a Half Fare All Day Pass for students and persons with disabilities.  This pass will sell for $1.50 and offers the same benefits as the All Day Pass.  To purchase the Half Fare All Day Pass, riders must present the appropriate, qualifying ID card.

NOTE:  Both All Day passes can only be purchased at the farebox at the present time.  PASSENGERS MUST IDENTIFY WHAT FARE THEY ARE PAYING BEFORE INSERTING THEIR MONEY SO THAT THE DRIVER MAY SELECT THE CORRECT PASS OR FARE OPTION.

Cash Fares

Adults (12 years & older) – $1 .50
Children (under 5 must be accompanied by an adult) – FREE
Children (ages 5 thru 11) – $0.75
Students ages 20 years and younger  – $0.75
(To qualify for the student fare, a student must be able to show a valid school ID or valid RMTD photo ID)
Disabled Citizens (with valid RMTD photo ID)* – $0.75
Disabled Citizens enrolled in Illinois Benefits Access program* – FREE (with valid RMTD photo ID)
Senior Citizens (age 65 and over with valid RMTD photo ID) – FREE

*Any person with a Medicare Card can qualify for reduced fare service on the RMTD system.  Click below to complete the form for an RMTD Disabled ID.  Bring the completed form and $5.00 to either RMTD Transfer Center and RMTD will issue the Disabled ID.

ID form Disabled Citizens

Below is the link for information and enrollment in the State of Illinois Benefits Access Program.

https://www.illinois.gov/aging/BenefitsAccess/Pages/default.aspx

Ticket Fares

Adult Single Ride Ticket – $1.50

Disabled Half Fare Single Ride Ticket – $.75

Adult Ten Ride Tickets – $15.00
Student, or Disabled Citizen Ten-Ride Ticket – $7.50

NEW!! All Day Unlimited Ride Saver Pass – $3.00

NEW!! All Day Unlimited Ride Half Fare Saver Pass – $1.50

7 Day Unlimited Ride Saver Pass – $16.00
30 Day Unlimited Ride Saver Pass – $55.00
(Not transferable.   Unlimited Ride passes may only be used by the purchaser.  Valid only on RMTD)

Transfers

Transfers are good for one hour and should be used on the first bus passing the transfer point.   Transfers are issued anywhere two RMTD bus routes meet or cross over.

Zone Fare

Any passenger boarding or alighting the #19 CherryVale route will be asked to pay the additional $0.25 Zone Fare.  Bus passes not accepted in Zone Fare.

Fare Requirements

  • All tickets are non-refundable and can be redeemed for rides only.
  • Any person with a Medicare Card can qualify for reduced fare service on the RMTD system.
  • Any person with a Medicare Card enrolled in the Illinois Benefit Access Program can ride for free.
  • Riders must first obtain the appropriate RMTD photo ID.
  • RMTD drivers DO NOT carry change.

Senior Citizens

Senior citizens 65 and older may ride for free if they have an RMTD photo ID card. The cost for the ID card is $5.00.  Seniors must present proof of age, complete the form below and pay the $5.00 fee in order to obtain the card.  Click here for the form to complete and print out.

ID form Seniors

Student ID Cards

RMTD operators will only accept area middle school and area high school issued ID cards. All students attending other institutions of learning including advanced learning facilities such as Rock Valley College, Judson College or Rasmussen College or alternative education programs, must have an RMTD Student ID card to qualify for the student discounted rate of $.75. To obtain an RMTD Student ID card, a student must come to the downtown transfer center and verify his or her enrollment in an educational program by presenting a current class schedule or transcript. The student must also be able to verify that he or she is 20 year of age or younger during the current school year. The cost of an RMTD student ID card is $2.00.

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