Delays + Detours – Rockford Mass Transit District

Delays + Detours


The next General Election is November 3, 2020.  But if you are thinking of voting early, listed below is the information on early voting locations, polling times and RMTD route information. Any additional questions on routes and schedules, please call 815.961.9000

Election Office
Rockford Board of Elections

301 S. 6th. Street
Rockford, IL 61104


RMTD bus routes:  #12 Charles Street, #14 7th Street, and #15 Kishwaukee

Monday thru Friday, 
Sept. 24 thru Oct. 16              8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 26 and Oct. 3                 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Monday thru Friday,
Oct. 19 thru Nov 2                    8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 and Oct. 31                 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 25 and Nov 1                   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
412 N. Church St. (Park Avenue entrance)

#3 Huffman however due to the proximity of the RMTD downtown Transfer Center, any RMTD Route would offer easy access to this early polling location as it is only 3-4 block walk.

Monday thru Friday,
Oct. 19 thru Nov 2                   8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 and Oct. 31                 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 25 and Nov 1                   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Nov 2                                       8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Please note that effective August 3, 2020 the number of passengers allowed on an RMTD vehicle will be limited to seating capacity only. This is in accordance with the guidance from the Winnebago County Health Department. Seated passengers only allows for a maximum of either 28, 29 or 32 depending on the type of vehicle. Standing will not be allowed at any time. Passengers are encouraged to continue to spread out on the bus when possible using all available seats.  

All passengers will continue to be required to wear a mask or other facial covering that covers both their mouth and nose at all times while they are on any RMTD vehicle.  Passengers not wearing facial covering of some sort will not be allowed on the vehicle. Passengers continue to be encouraged to refrain from removing their facial coverings at any time for any reason while onboard the bus.

RMTD has also introduced additional safety measures for passengers including having each fixed route bus equipped with 2 hand sanitizer stations, in the front and rear of the vehicles for passenger use. The paratransit vehicles will have 1 hand sanitizer station. Passengers are encouraged to use the sanitizers when they board the vehicle.

Finally, RMTD continues its aggressive cleaning measures and will continue to wipe down all hard surfaces on the bus during the mid-day hour.  Buses will also be cleaned nightly with disinfectant and systematic fogging.

RMTD has also introduced a mobile ticketing app in conjunction with the start of fare collection. This app will significantly reduce hard surface contact between the rider and driver. For more information on this app go to the Fares tab on our web site.

General Notifications


The next General Election is November 3, 2020. But if you are thinking of voting early and wondering how you will get to the polling locations in Rockford, please click below to find the locations, times and RMTD route information. Any questions, please call 815.961.9000.


No need to carry cash anymore ... RMTD is introducing Token Transit, a Mobile Ticketing App for anyone riding RMTD. Click on our Fares tab under Tickets for more information on this convenient and safe new way to pay your RMTD fares.


RMTD has posted its Program of Projects and Capital Grants applications. Anyone wishing to comment on these public documents can click on the about us tab for more information.

Effective Monday April 20, 2020, all passengers riding on an rmtd vehicle will be required to wear a mask or some type of facial covering. Thank you for your cooperation.

Traffic Alerts

#11 East State - Outbound

Starting August 26th 2020, the East State Route will detour through Forest Plaza due to construction.
The Detour is as follows:

At the stop sign at Kirklands store, turn right, then turn left at driveway behind stores. The stop sign at Trainer Rd behind the store will be the temporary bus stop until construction is complete

#14 7th Street

Starting August 26th 2020, the 7th St Route will detour due to construction. The detour is as follows:
OUTBOUND, From 7th St, R-18th, L-6th, L-21st, R-7th & Resume regular route.

INBOUND, From 22nd, R-9th, L-18th, R-7th , & Resume regular route.


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