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RMTD Receives 6.3 Million In Federal Funding for Buses

City of Rockford and RMTD Announce Free Rides for Veterans and Students

The City of Rockford and the Rockford Mass Transit District announced on Monday, December 20, 2021 that starting January 3, 2022, veterans and students K-12 will be able to ride on the RMTD Fixed Route System for free.

Students in grades K-12 need only to show their school ID cards to the drivers as they board the buses.  If they attend a school that does not issue an ID card and are in grades K-12, they can purchase an RMTD Student Free Ride ID card for $2.00 at either of our Transfer Center locations and show this to the driver as they board.  They must present proof of Identity and proof of enrollment in a K-12 program to get and RMTD photo ID

Our veterans will also need to obtain a Free Ride Veterans ID to identify them as a veteran.  Once they have that ID card, they also need only show this to the operator to get a free ride. To obtain an RMTD ID card veterans can go to either RMTD transfer center and present proof of identity and proof or military service. Due to a generous donation from the community member at large, the cost of the $5.00 ID fee has been paid for the first 50 veterans who come to get an ID card.

RMTD Announces Increase in Service Hours

The Rockford Mass Transit will be adding an hour of service to its core routes starting Monday, November 29, 2021. Service in core routes will start at 4:15 am.

RMTD will also be extending service 1 hour later on all 6 of its night routes also starting on Monday, November 29, 2021. Click below for all the information on this service expansion.

General Notifications

06/13/2022

ROCKFORD, Ill. – As the temperatures get colder the Rockford Mass Transit District would like to provide a list of community warming centers to help the public stay warm during the cold winter months.

Warming centers offer-Heated relief during periods of extreme cold or when an Excessive Cold Advisory or Warning is issued by the National Weather Service. The RMTD bus routes are noted for the Winnebago County sites.

Winnebago County Sites

City of Rockford, Community Action Agency
612 N. Church Street, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00 pm

Monday – Saturday, #3 Huffman, #4 N. Main St,
Weekday Nights, #31 Rockton & Auburn
Sunday #41 Rockton & Auburn

The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Avenue, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:15am – 3:00pm
(815) 964-4105

Monday – Saturday, #14 Seventh St Rt
Weekday Nights, #35 Kishwaukee/7th St
Sunday #45 Kishwaukee/7th St

Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State Street, Rockford
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Monday – Saturday, #1 W State St
Weekday Nights, #33 W State/Clifton
Sunday #43 W State/Clifton

Women’s Crisis Center/Women and Children Only
8:00am – 5:00pm/7days a week

Monday – Saturday, #1 W State St, #2 School St, #6 Kilburn
Weekday Nights, #33 W State/Clifton
Sunday #43 W State/Clifton

Men’s Crisis Center
7:00am – 7:00pm/7 days a week

Monday – Saturday, #1 W State St, #2 School St, #6 Kilburn
Weekday Nights, #33 W State/Clifton
Sunday #43 W State/Clifton

Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main Street, Pecatonica
Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm

N/A

Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Road, Machesney Park
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

Monday – Saturday, #22 n 2ND sT

Boone County Sites

Salvation Army
422 S. Main Street, Belvidere
Mon-Fri 9:00 – 11:45am 1:00-4:00pm

Monday – Friday, #24 Belvidere

Belvidere Public Safety Building
615 N. Main Street, Belvidere
24 hrs/7 days a week

Monday – Friday, #24 Belvidere

Area State Authorized Sites

Illinois Dept. of Human Services
Family Community Resource Center
171 Executive Parkway, Rockford
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm (except State and Federal holidays)

Monday – Saturday, #11 E State St, #16 City Loop North, #17 City Loop South
Weekday Nights, #32 E State
Sunday #42 E State

Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway
East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90
24 hrs/7 days a week

N/A

03/22/2022

Are you new to riding the bus? Check out the RMTD videos on YouTube. These videos will walk you thru everything you need to know about riding the RMTD buses. Click on the YouTube icon on the top of our Home page. If you have more questions, please feel free to give us a call at 815.961.9000. Thanks for riding.

12/20/2021

Effective January 3, 2021, RMTD and the City of Rockford will be offering free rides for Students in grades K-12 and for Veterans on all RMTD fixed routes. Students need to present a school issued ID or an RMTD ID card. Veterans need to present an RMTD ID card. Please click below for this exciting new program.

11/29/2021

RMTD is adding an hour of service to its day routes starting at 4:15 am on Monday, November 29, 2021. The District is also extending its night service with a final dispatch at 11:15 and a late night shuttle at 12:15 on the same date. Click below for more information.

Traffic Alerts

#17 City Loop South - Outbound

Due to construction, the following detour will be in effect:

OUTBOUND #17 & #34
From 15th Ave Bridge, L-Nelson, R-Broadway, L-Semiary, R, Buckbee, R-Kiswaukee, L-Browadway and resume regular route.

10/28/2022
#16 City Loop North - Inbound

Due to construction, the following detour will be in effect:

INBOUND-#16 Broadway, R-Kishwaukee, L-Buckbee, L-Simary, R-Broadway, L-Nelson, R-15th Ave Bridge and resume regular route.

10/28/2022
#17 City Loop South

Due to construction on Broadway, the following detour will be in effect: OUTBOUND - #17 & #34

If 15th Ave is open eastbound: From 15th Ave., continue across Kishwaukee, L - 9th St., R - Broadway, resume route.

If 15th Ave is closed eastbound: R - Christina St, L - 18th Ave, L – Kishwaukee St, R – 15th Ave, L – 9th St., R – Broadway, resume route.

INBOUND - #16

If 15th Ave is open westbound until Seminary St.: From Broadway, L – 6th St., R – 15th Ave., R – Seminary St, L - Broadway, L – Nelson Blvd., R – 15th Ave, resume route.

If 15th Ave is closed westbound from Kishwaukee St to Christina St: From Broadway, L – 6th St., R – 15th Ave., R – Kishwaukee St., L – Buckbee St., L – Seminary St., R – Broadway, L – Nelson Blvd., R – 15th Ave, resume route.

Thank you

08/18/2022
#14 7th Street - Outbound

Due to construction, the following detour will be in effect WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2022

OUTBOUND ONLY
From Brooke Rd,(Across from Laundromat), L-Bildahl St, L-Sandy Hollow, and resume route.

THIS DETOUR WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTILL THE CONSTRUCTION ON 7th STREET IS OVER.

#14 7th Street

Due to construction, the following detour will be in effect starting THURSDAY, July 28, 2022
OUTBOUND:
From 7th St, R-Broadway, L-6th, L-22ndSt, & resume regular route.

INBOUND
From 22nd St, R-9th St, L-Broadway, R-7th St, and Resume regular route.

THIS DETOUR REPLACES THE JUNE 13TH DETOUR AND WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL THE CONSTRUCTION ON 7th STREET IS OVER

07/28/2022
#31/41 Auburn/Rockton

The Rockford Mass Transit District is please to announce that starting Sunday, June 26, 2022, it will add a stop at the Walmart on Central and Riverside on the #41 Sunday Auburn and Rockton route and also at night on the #31 Auburn and Rockton route. The bus will pick up passengers at :40 after each hour on both the Sunday and Night route. The stop at Walmart will be immediately before the stop at North Towne Mall.

06/21/2022
#11 East State

Due to the high volume of traffic and pedestrians anticipated at the Rockford City Market, our routes will detour as follows every Friday from 5/20/22 through 9/09/22 2pm until 9pm.

Outbound, East State & 7th Street Routes: Chestnut/Walnut to L-3rd, R-East State & Resume Rt.

Rural St- Chestnut/Walnut/Longwood & Resume Rt.

Kishwaukee St, Chestnut/Walnut to R-Kishwaukee & Resume Rt

Inbound, From East State
R-3rd, L-Jefferson, L-Winnebago, to DTTC

05/20/2022
#20 Alpine Crosstown Express - Inbound

Please be advised that effective immediately, the bus stop on Alpine South at Siena Senior Center has moved one block further South on Alpine.

04/19/2022
#14 7th Street

Effective Monday, March 7, 2022 there will be changes to the 7th Street route. RMTD will no longer do the 23rd Ave loop on the outbound portion of the route. RMTD will also be stopping by the Aldi's on Alton and 20th on the inbound. Click below for specific times and route directions.

03/01/2022
All Routes

RMTD is adding an hour of service to its day routes starting at 4:15 am on Monday, November 29, 2021. The District is also extending its night service with a final dispatch at 11:15 and a late night shuttle at 12:15 on the same date. Click below for more information.

11/04/2021

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