Rides... Your Connection to Life.
Serving your community and beyond
Rides can be your portal to regional and national destinations. We can connect you to other forms of mass transit such as rail, air and national bus services.
The Rides Plus Call Center provides riders with information on how to meet their transportation needs, including how to get to and from non-emergency medical appointments. Our goal is to reduce transportation as a barrier resulting in healthier communities. Call 844-718-1882 or 844-220-1243 to learn more.
Looking for something?
To Schedule a Ride… It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- Call your local county operation center.
- State your transportation need:
where you need to be picked up,
where you need to go,
what time you need to be picked up and,
if you need a return trip.
- The dispatch staff will schedule your trip for you.
View Bus Routes Online
Rides Mass Transit District is partnering with Southern Illinois University Carbondale to offer public transportation needs on campus and popular sites in town. For more information on accessing these routes please view SIUC Routes.
Did you know you can view our bus routes by county? We are proud to serve the southern Illinois area with comfortable, clean, convenient and cost effective public transportation. Click the button below to get started!
Rides requests and welcomes public review and input on the following:
What We Do
Rides Mass Transit District is a federally funded PUBLIC transportation system. Service is available to ANYONE needing transportation. Rides provides door to door and established route service. The fleet consists of lift-equipped and ramped vehicles making the system fully accessible.
In addition to our local residential and in district scheduled route services, Rides schedules out of district trips too.
This webpage can be translated into multiple languages using the "Select Language" drop down box at the top of the screen.
Esta página web puede traducirse a varios idiomas utilizando el cuadro desplegable "Select Language" en la parte superior de la pantalla.