Rockford Mass Transit District

Rockford Mass Transit District


Congratulations to Rockford Mass Transit District!
R1 WORK: Our sustainability team had the pleasure of working alongside the Rockford Mass Transit District on their Climate Action Plan. โ€œWe are proud to support RMTD in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become a net zero transit agency while continuing to focus on modernization, equity, and service in the regionโ€ said Michael Dunn Jr., Executive Director of Region 1 Planning Council.

Read more about the FTA recognition here:
Our Rockford Stuff the Bus numbers have been tallied up and we are blown away! ๐Ÿ˜ What an incredible first year event! This will make such a huge impact in the Rockford community! ๐ŸšŒ

Thank you to everyone involved in making Stuff the Bus for MotherHouse Crisis Nursery a huge success! We can't thank everyone who donated enough! The bar has been set and we can't wait to build off the success from this year! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Happy Formula Friday! We ventured up to Rockford today to help celebrate the first Stuff the Bus event for the MotherHouse Crisis Nursery! We were happy to make a small donation of formula to help stuff the bus! Special thanks to Rockford Mass Transit District for lending a bus to Children's Home & Aid for their event!

Help MotherHouse Crisis Nursery Stuff the Bus! The Rockford Mass Transit District bus is parked right up front ready to collect your donations of baby wipes, diapers, clothes, etc! Going on until 6 pm tonight and 10-6 tomorrow and Saturday!
Help Stuff the Bus at Target Store Rockford with MotherHouse Crisis Nursery and Rockford Mass Transit District! ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ๐ŸšŽ
If you are unsure of how to use Rockford Mass Transit District, check out their videos! They are really helpful in understanding all aspects of riding the bus!
Can the fixed bus routes accommodate a person with a power wheelchair?
You spoke and Rockford Mass Transit District listened. Lisa Brown updates us on what changes are coming to the RMTD schedule this spring and summer plus how you might be able to ride for free
Rockford Mass Transit District is making some really awesome changes, Lisa will fill you in tonight! ๐ŸšŽ
Another great Leadership Rockford session today! Today we heard from Lisa Brown, Rockford Mass Transit District; Michael Dunn, Region 1 Planning Council; and Spitty Tata, Transform Rockford. Motivating session focusing on so many great parts of Rockford.

Thanks for Jason's Deli for the delicious breakfast and PNC for sponsoring our program!

The Rockford Mass Transit District provides Fixed Route and Paratransit Service to the cities of Rockford and Loves Park and the Village of Machesney Park.

The 40 fixed route buses operate over 17 routes Monday thru Saturday, 6 night routes and 5 routes on Sundays. Our Paratransit service is a origin to destination service for persons with disabilities such that their disability limits their ability to ride the fixed route. Information on both of these services can be found on our website or by contacting RMTD at 815.961.9000. RMTD tiene materiales e

Photos from Rockford Mass Transit District's post 09/21/2022

Do you have a business meeting or training that needs a space?

If so check out our Community Room, Located in the East Side Transfer Center.

This state-of-the-art space accommodates up to 50 people and is the perfect location for your next business outing.

For more info go to our website: Link

Or contact Erin Jenkins at [email protected]



We have multiple buses that are waiting for your business signs.

Whether it's a special offer, product, or event coming up we have the perfect moving build board that will get your establishment seen.

So reach out to our marketing desk at 815-961-2226 for more details or check our website for more information

Timeline photos 09/09/2022

We're hiring! Go to to see how you can help move our community forward by working for the Rockford Mass Transit District.

We have multiple positions open waiting for you to fill them.

Photos from Rockford Mass Transit District's post 09/02/2022

๐Ÿ’Happy Retirement ๐Ÿ’

After 25 amazing years! RMTD will like to congratulate former Communications and Marketing Specialist Lisa Brown on the end of a great career.

Lisa was the consummate professional for RMTD and will leave a lasting impact on not only us but also the people that she loved to serve in the community.

From her bright ๐ŸŒž personality to her gigantic heart Lisa was a true gem ๐Ÿ’Ž for the Rockford Mass Transit District.

Thursday we celebrated her and all of her great work, so please join us in wishing Lisa Brown a happy retirement!

Timeline photos 08/28/2022

Next Week, For Labor Day, we will not be in service.

Timeline photos 08/25/2022

The start of another exciting school year is just a few days away and RMTD would like to get your students started on the right foot!

Just a friendly reminder, that All students K-12 ride free with a valid school ID!

If you don't have one, no worries come down to our 520 Mulberry St location and grab an RMTD photo ID for just $2.00!

Let's make this yearโ€™s school year a smooth ride.

Photos from Rockford Mass Transit District's post 08/18/2022

What a great day to learn how to drive bus!

RMTD would like to give a big thanks to Illinois State Senator Steve Stadelman of the 34th district for coming out and learning how to drive one of our Hybrid buses.

Becoming more environmentally friendly is a big part of RMTD's initiative moving forward and Senator Stadelman has been great in supporting our efforts.

Our plan is to continue to help sustain the environment through public transit for many years to come.

Timeline photos 08/18/2022

Hey riders, FYI, we have a route detour on Broadway affecting our City Loops routes and our #34/44 route. Please go to for more information. See you on the bus.

Timeline photos 08/18/2022

Awesome News! The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Rockford Mass Transit with a 6.3 million dollar grant in efforts to become more environmentally friendly!

The Funds are apart of the Low or No Emission Buses and Bus Facilities grant programs.

RMTD will use the grant to purchase (6) new Battery Electric and Hybrid buses that will replace a portion of it's diesel buses that have been on the roads for 13 years and have exceed over 454,000 miles per vehicle. Once these 6 vehicles are purchased approximately 2/3rds of RMTD's Fixed Route Fleet will be either Hybrid or Electric Vehicles.

This is a huge step in establishing the District's goal for transitioning to a zero-emissions fleet by 2036. RMTD would like to than all involved in this BiPartisan Infrastructure Law.

Timeline photos 08/02/2022

URGENT: As of 8.2.22, RMTD, Rockford Paratransit and SMTD are experiencing issues with our phone system. To contact the District for ride scheduling, ride cancelling and other immediate needs, call us at any of these numbers. 815.721.9836, 815.721.6912, or 815.978.7524.

Timeline photos 07/28/2022

Due to construction, the following detour will be in effect THURSDAY, 7.28.22 on 7th Street route. 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. The detour will remain in effect until construction is over.

Timeline photos 07/25/2022

This week is Drive Electric Week. Check out all the great work our Regional Planning Council is doing to promote a cleaner, more environmentally friendly Rockford region.

Timeline photos 07/21/2022

If you need a ride to the Mission of Mercy Dental Event at the Sports Factory on Friday or Saturday, remember, the Sports Factory can easily be accessed by the RMTD #11, #12, #13, #14 or #15 routes. Check out for more info. Don't let transportation be a barrier.

Timeline photos 07/11/2022

Attention Paratransit Riders... please be advised that we are experiencing phone issues. If you need to call us and our paratransit line is not working, please hang up and call our Paratransit Dept at 815.721.6912. Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Timeline photos 07/01/2022

Next Week, For 4Th of July, we will not be in service.

Timeline photos 06/20/2022

Whattcha doing this week? Why not apply for an exciting new job with RMTD? Check out Youtube for all the great reasons being an RMTD driver might be the perfect job for you.

Timeline photos 06/19/2022

RMTD wants to wish all the fathers and father figures out there a very Happy Father's Day! Enjoy. You deserve it.

Timeline photos 06/16/2022

Rockford Mass Transit District To Hold Public Engagement Session for Downtown Expansion Project

Rockford Mass Transit District would like to extend an invitation to all interested parties to attend a public engagement session on its proposed rehabilitation/renovation and expansion project. Anyone interested in the project should join RMTD on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm in the RMTD Board Room at 520 Mulberry Street. At that time, RMTD officials will be sharing plans for its proposed renovation/expansion project to its existing Maintenance, Operations Administration Building, answering questions about the project and addressing public concerns. This project is funded by a $16 million dollar ReBuild Illinois Grant. Anyone wishing to attend the information session in need of interpretative services such as sign language or Spanish translation should contact Lisa Brown at 815.961.2226 no later than 48 hours before the Session. The RMTD Administrative offices and Board Room are wheelchair accessible.

Timeline photos 06/16/2022

Just a reminder to all our loyal riders, RMTD will be in service on Monday, June 20, 2022. We hope all our riders enjoy the Juneteenth Holiday.

Timeline photos 06/13/2022

A list of Cooling Centers for Boone & Winnebago Counties & the bus routes they are on can be found on Cooling Centers offer air-conditioned relief during periods of extreme heat or when an Excessive Heat Advisory or Warning is issued by the National Weather Service.

Timeline photos 06/10/2022

Summer Vacation is here. Remember kids, hang on to your School ID. Kids in grades K-12 can use it all summer long to ride RMTD for FREE ! Just show your current school ID and hop on. No ID? No problem. Simply get an RMTD Student ID for $2.00. Check out for more info.

Timeline photos 05/23/2022

Next Monday, For Memorial Day, we will not be in service.

Timeline photos 05/08/2022

RMTD wishes all of our amazing moms out there a wonderful and beautiful happy Mother's Day. Moms are awesome. Thank you for all you do!

Timeline photos 05/02/2022

Hey kids, school will soon be out but remember, if you keep your school ID card, you will be able to ride RMTD for FREE! all summer long. So hang on to those school ID cards until the new school year begins. There's so much to do and now you don't have to worry about your ride.

Timeline photos 04/26/2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 is Administrative Professionals Day. It is the day that we say thank you to all the hard working people at RMTD who work behind the scenes and keep things running. Thank you Admin Professionals. You are appreciated!

Timeline photos 04/25/2022

RMTD was recognized on April 22nd by the (FTA) as one of the top 10 transit agencies submitting a Climate Action Plans as part of the FTA's Healthy Planet initiative. RMTDโ€™s plan was prepared in partnership with the Region 1 Planning Councilโ€™s environmental staff & includes 30 actionable strategies to help achieve a reduction in greenhouse gases and to maintain sustainability in all other aspects of business including energy, water and waste.

Timeline photos 04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day! Join us on the bus and be part of the solution! Check out for all ways you can save money, reduce your carbon footprint and help the earth. See you on the bus. , ,

Timeline photos 04/22/2022

RMTD has joined the FTA's Sustainable Transit for a Health Planet Challenge. This plan will help us reach President Biden's goal of achieving 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. Thanks to our friends at R1PC for your help with the plan. Be part of the solution. Ride the bus. , , ,

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RMTD is investing in a cleaner future for our region by purchasing hybrid electric buses and battery electric buses. RMTD is committed to transitioning to a zero-emissions fleet by 2036. Join us on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 2022 and see how our big blue hybrid electric buses offer a clean ride for riders and residents. , , ,

Timeline photos 04/19/2022

Did you know that when compared to single occupancy vehicles, public transportation produces 95% less carbon dioxide, 92% fewer volatile organic compounds, 45% less carbon dioxide, and 48% less nitrogen oxide AND by walking to and from a bus stop you are promoting a healthier lifestyle. Earth Day is Friday, April 22, 2022. Be part of the solution, take the bus. , , ,

Timeline photos 04/19/2022

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

Timeline photos 04/19/2022

Thank you everyone for your patience as we work thru the Mask requirements. Effective immediately, masks are now optional on public transportation. You do not have to wear a mask but if you are unwell please continue to wear your mask. Let's try to stay safe at all costs!

Timeline photos 04/18/2022

Public transportation is one of the most effective actions a person can take to conserve energy. A single person taking a public transportation instead of a car for a 20 mile commute can reduce their annual CO2 emissions by 48,000 lbs in a year. Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd. Help the Earth and ride RMTD. We've Saved Your Seat. , ,

Timeline photos 04/17/2022

Happy Easter from your friends at RMTD.

Timeline photos 04/15/2022

This Week-End, for Easter Sunday we will run regular service.

Rockford Mass Transit District

The Rockford Mass Transit District provides Fixed Route and Paratransit Service to the cities of Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park and Belvidere. The 40 fixed route buses operate over 18 routes Monday thru Friday from 5:15 am until 6:15 pm. On Saturday, the 18 routes run from 6:15 am until 6:15 pm. Monday thru Friday, 6 night routes operate from 6:15 pm until 11:15 pm and 5 routes on Sundays run from 9:15 am until 5:15 pm.

Rockford Mass Transit and Rockford ParaTransit will not provide service the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

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520 Mulberry St
Rockford, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 5:15am - 11:15pm
Tuesday 5:15am - 11:15pm
Wednesday 5:15am - 11:15pm
Thursday 5:15am - 11:15pm
Friday 5:15am - 11:15pm
Saturday 6am - 5:45pm
Sunday 9:15am - 5:15pm

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