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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

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.

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.

05/26/2020

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.

Traffic Alerts

All Routes

Are you or someone you know in need of a warm place to go to warm up this winter. Here is a list of warming centers found on the RMTD routes.
The Carpenter' s Place. 1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford – #14 - 7th Street
Winnebago County Justice Center. 650 W. State, Rockford #1 W. State
Women' s Crisis Center of the Rockford Rescue Mission. 809 Cedar St., Rockford - #17 South Loop
Men's Crisis Center of the Rockford Rescue Mission. 715 W. State, Rockford #1 W. State
Village of Machesney Park, 300 Machesney Park Rd, Machesney Park - #22 N. 2nd Street

01/04/2022
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
#22 North Second Street - Outbound

Due to road construction, River Ln & Walker may be closed to through traffic. The following detour will be in effect if this intersection is closed.
Outbound From Forrest Hills Rd, L-Riverside Blvd, R-Clifford and resume regular route.

This Detour may be subject to change, depending on construction patterns & traffic conditions.

10/19/2021

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