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Listening Session- Gallatin County

Information in this article was published on: August 19th, 2021 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Gallatin County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Wednesday, September 8 Time: 12:00 p.m. Conference Call-In Number: 1-312-625-3777 Call ID Number: 668 135 911# Due to the current COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, RMTD will facilitate […]

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Listening Session- Williamson County

Information in this article was published on: August 19th, 2021 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Williamson County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Monday, August 23 Time: 12:00 p.m. Conference Call-In Number: 1-312-625-3777 Call ID Number: 549 186 992# Due to the current COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, RMTD will facilitate a listening session over a conference call. At […]

Rides Mass Transit is holding a listening session at 1 p.m. on Tues. March 14 at Olney Central College.

Listening Session- Richland County

Information in this article was published on: August 12th, 2021 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Richland County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Thursday, August 19 Time: 12:00 p.m. Conference Call-In Number: 1-312-625-3777 Call ID Number: 722 840 205# Due to the current COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, RMTD will […]

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Listening Session- Crawford County

Information in this article was published on: August 12th, 2021 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Crawford County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Tuesday, August 17 Time: 12:00 p.m. Conference Call-In Number: 1-312-625-3777 Call ID Number: 608 554 093# Due to the current COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, RMTD will […]

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Listening Session- Edgar County

Information in this article was published on: October 3rd, 2019 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Edgar County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Thursday, October 3 Time: 11:45 a.m. Place: Chester P. Sutton Community Center, 256 W. Court Street, Paris, IL 61944 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit […]

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RMTD CEO Jung wraps up illustrious career

Information in this article was published on: September 27th, 2019 by Ana DeUnamuno HARRISBURG- Rides Mass Transit District CEO Bill Jung took over that role in 2002.  Since then, he’s helped form the largest rural public transit district in Illinois. Jung, who retired in September, was recently presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the […]

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Listening Session-Edwards County

Information in this article was published on: September 10th, 2019 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Edwards County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Wednesday, September 11 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: Edwards County Senior Citizens, 323 N. 5th Street, Albion, IL 62806 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District […]

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Listening Session- Gallatin County

Information in this article was published on: August 14th, 2019 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Gallatin County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Monday, August 26 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: Golden Circle, 110 N. Crawford St., Ridgway, IL 62979 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will afford […]

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Listening Session- Pope County

Information in this article was published on: August 12th, 2019 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Pope County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Tuesday, August 13 Time: 10:45 a.m. Place: Golden Circle, 217 Adams Street, Golconda, IL 62938 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will afford an […]

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Listening Session

Information in this article was published on: August 5th, 2019 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Wayne County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Wednesday, August 7 Time: 11:30 a.m. Place: Elks Lodge, 100-198 E Delaware Street, Fairfield, IL 62837 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will afford […]

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Listening Session- Saline County

Information in this article was published on: July 30th, 2019 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Saline County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Thursday, Aug. 1 Time: 11 a.m. Place: Eldorado Memorial Library, 1001 Grant St. Eldorado, IL 62930 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will afford […]

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RMTD COO Debra King closes impressive career

Information in this article was published on: June 27th, 2019 by Ana DeUnamuno HARRISBURG- The past 16 years have witnessed a new paradigm at Rides Mass Transit District after Chief Operating Officer Debra King joined the team. King’s former experience and knowledge with the public school bus industry in Western Indiana supplied RMTD with new partnerships […]

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Listening Session- Wabash County

Information in this article was published on: June 26th, 2019 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Wabash County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Thursday, July 11 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: Wabash County Senior Citizens, 115 E 3rd Street, Mt.Carmel, IL 62863 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District […]

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Listening Session- Lawrence County

Information in this article was published on: June 26th, 2019 by Ana DeUnamuno Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Lawrence County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Wednesday, July 10 Time: 11:45 a.m. Place: Lawrence County Senior Citizens, 1705 12th Street, Lawrenceville, IL 62439 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will […]

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Listening Session – Lawrence County

Information in this article was published on: February 28th, 2019 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Lawrence County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Monday, March 11 Time: 11:45 a.m. Place: Lawrence County Senior Citizens, 1705 12th Street, Lawrenceville, IL 62439 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will […]

Rides Mass Transit is holding a listening session at 1 p.m. on Tues. March 14 at Olney Central College.

Listening Session – Richland County

Information in this article was published on: February 7th, 2019 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Richland County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Friday, March 1 Time: 12 p.m. Place: Richland County Senior Citizen, 308 E. Main Street, Olney, IL 62450 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District […]

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RMTD hosting Williamson County hiring event November 21

Information in this article was published on: November 13th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Wanting a new job? Feel stuck in your current position? Then make plans to stop by the Rides Mass Transit District hiring event taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the RMTD Williamson County Operation Center […]

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Listening Session – Edwards County

Information in this article was published on: November 1st, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Edwards County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Friday, Nov. 16 Time: 12 p.m. Place: Edwards County Senior Citizens, 323 N. 5th St., Albion, IL 62806 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will afford […]

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RMTD offering rides to polls for general election at no cost

Information in this article was published on: October 29th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District will be providing transportation to the polls for the Illinois general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to all residents of the RMTD service area. Individuals will be able to ride to the polls on regular existing routes throughout […]

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Listening Session – Hamilton County

Information in this article was published on: October 18th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Hamilton County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Thursday, Nov. 1 Time: 11:45 a.m. Place: Hamilton County Senior Center, 110 E Jefferson Street, McLeansboro, IL 62859 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District […]

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Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois to team up with Rides Mass Transit District for Oct. 16 welcoming home ceremony

Information in this article was published on: October 3rd, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and Rides Mass Transit District have teamed up to provide park-and-ride services to and from several locations to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois for the Oct. 16 welcoming home event in Marion. RMTD buses will depart […]

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Listening Session – White County

Information in this article was published on: September 28th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in White County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Friday, Oct. 12 Time: 12:30 p.m. Place: White County Sr. Citizens Center, 113 S Walnut Street, Carmi, IL 62821 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit […]

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Listening Session – Wabash County

Information in this article was published on: September 4th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Wabash County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18 Time: 12:30 p.m. Place: Wabash County Senior Citizens, 115 E 3rd Street, Mt.Carmel, IL 6286 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District […]

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RMTD continues to see ridership grow, increases nearly six percent

Information in this article was published on: August 13th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake HARRISBURG- Ridership on Rides Mass Transit District routes for the previous fiscal year increased nearly six percent. Almost  718,300 passengers utilized public transportation on RMTD’s routes in the fiscal year which ended June 30. “We understand that this growth comes with some […]

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Listening Session – Pope County

Information in this article was published on: July 27th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Pope County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Friday, Aug. 10 Time: 10:30 a.m. Place: Golden Circle, 217 Adams Street, Golconda, IL 62938 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will afford an […]

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Listening Session – Hardin County

Information in this article was published on: July 18th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Hardin County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Wednesday, Aug. 1 Time: 10 a.m. Place: Golden Circle, 191 A RR1, Elizabethtown, IL 62931 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will afford an opportunity […]

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Listening Session – Williamson County

Information in this article was published on: July 16th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Williamson County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Monday, July 30 Time: 2 p.m. Place: Butler High-Rise Community Room, 501 N. Market St., Marion, IL 62959 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District […]

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Listening Session – Gallatin County

Information in this article was published on: July 11th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Gallatin County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date: Wednesday, July 25 Time: 10:30 a.m. Place: Golden Circle, 110 Crawford St., Ridgway, IL 62979 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will afford an […]

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RMTD breaks ground on area’s new park-and-ride facility

Information in this article was published on: June 28th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake MARION – Rides Mass Transit District officially broke ground on the area’s new park-and-ride transit facility June 28. The location at 2315 W. Main St. is near the grounds of the Veterans Affairs medical clinic and will allow easier access for passengers […]

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Rides Mass Transit District to recognize “National Dump the Pump Day” June 21

Information in this article was published on: June 20th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake HARRISBURG- Rides Mass Transit District, the largest rural public transportation provider in Illinois, is celebrating National Dump the Pump Day, Thursday, June 21, by encouraging everyone to use public transportation. With unpredictable fuel prices, convenience is something RMTD offers. Studies suggest the […]

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Delta Regional Authority, Rides Mass Transit District and Shawnee Mass Transit District partnering to provide transportation to no-cost medical services event in Harrisburg June 18-27

Information in this article was published on: June 12th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake HARRISBURG- Those needing access to medical screenings, dental exams and optometry screenings can access public transportation at no cost to attend the Delta Regional Authority’s Southern Care Event taking place June 18-27 in Harrisburg. Members of the military will be offering the […]

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RMTD announces public hearing dates

Information in this article was published on: May 28th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District and Jackson County Mass Transit District are general public transportation providers receiving Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 (49 U.S.C. § 5307) funding for urbanized areas providing capital, operating and planning assistance for mass transportation. This program was […]

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RMTD announces agreement with SIU to provide Saluki Express services

Information in this article was published on: May 25th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake HARRISBURG – Rides Mass Transit District has entered into an agreement with Southern Illinois University Carbondale to provide Saluki Express bus services. “We are very excited about what this partnership will mean for the students and the residents of the area,” said […]

Listening Session – Clark County

Information in this article was published on: May 10th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Clark County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date:     Thursday, May 24 Time:     10 a.m. Place:    Marshall Chamber of Commerce, 708 Archer Ave., Marshall, IL 62441 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District will […]

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Listening Session – Jasper County

Information in this article was published on: May 2nd, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Jasper County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date:     Tuesday, May 15 Time:     2 p.m. Place:    Jasper County Chamber of Commerce, 124 S. Van Buren St., Newton, IL 62448 At the listening session, Rides Mass […]

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Listening Session – Edgar County

Information in this article was published on: April 26th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Edgar County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date:     Wednesday, May 9 Time:     1 p.m. Place:    Paris Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, 105 N. Central Ave., Paris, IL 61944 At the listening session, Rides […]

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Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois to team with RMTD for April 24 welcoming home ceremony

Information in this article was published on: April 12th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and Rides Mass Transit District have teamed up to provide park-and-ride services to and from several locations to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois for the April 24 welcoming home event in Marion. RMTD buses will depart […]

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Listening Session – Cumberland County

Information in this article was published on: April 11th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Cumberland County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date:     Tuesday, April 24 Time:     10 a.m. Place:    Cumberland County Housing Authority, 206 E. Washington St., Toledo, IL 62468 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District […]

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Listening Session – Lawrence County

Information in this article was published on: March 1st, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Lawrence County. RMTD is holding a listening session: Date:     Thursday, March 15 Time:     10 a.m. Place:    Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, 813 12th St., Lawrenceville, IL 62439 At the listening session, Rides Mass Transit District […]

Rides Mass Transit is holding a listening session at 1 p.m. on Tues. March 14 at Olney Central College.

Listening Session – Richland County

Information in this article was published on: February 28th, 2018 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District provides transportation in Richland County. RMTD is holding a listening session Date:     Wednesday, March 14 Time:     11 a.m. Place:    Olney and Richland County Chamber of Commerce, 216 E. Main St., Olney, IL 62450 At the listening session, Rides […]

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Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and Rides Mass Transit District announce parking locations for next Honor Flight event

Information in this article was published on: October 4th, 2017 by Jeffrey Drake Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and Rides Mass Transit District have teamed up to provide transportation to and from several parking locations to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois for the Oct. 17 welcoming home event in Marion. Buses will depart the […]

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The RMTD Adventure, 53rd Ed.

Information in this article was published on: January 23rd, 2017 by Jeffrey Drake Attached you will find the Rides 53rd Adventure Newsletter. It is filled with happenings, birthdays, work anniversaries, winter tips, spotlight on Williamson County and staff safety awards. Rides also recognizes staff who go above and beyond in their job. A lunch on […]

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RMTD CEO comments on Illinois transit funding issues

Information in this article was published on: October 21st, 2016 by Jeffrey Drake HARRISBURG- Rides Mass Transit District provides public transportation across 18 Illinois counties which have a combined population of 307,000 residents. RMTD provides over 680,000 trips each year and is an important part of the economic fabric of rural Illinois. The District employs […]

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IMRF Overview meetings with RMTD

Information in this article was published on: July 19th, 2016 by Kyle Brasher The following videos were recorded to provide staff general information and education regarding RMTD participation in the IMRF Pension System. If you would like to gain specific information concerning your contributions, your pension or additional programs, please contact the IMRF Member Services […]

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RMTD now an IMRF employer

Information in this article was published on: July 11th, 2016 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District, the largest rural transportation system in Illinois, is now an Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund employer. “This is a great opportunity put forth by our Board of Trustees and gives another added benefit to our dedicated staff,” said RMTD […]

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Public Transportation is for Everyone!

Information in this article was published on: May 31st, 2016 by Jeffrey Drake Ever want to know more about public transportation? Whether it’s heading to work or school, the doctor, a shopping trip or just to socialize, Rides Mass Transit District, the largest rural transportation provider in the state of Illinois, wants to tell you […]

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RMTD unveils new commercial

Information in this article was published on: May 17th, 2016 by Jeffrey Drake Rides offers public transportation for anyone! Gas prices can be hard to predict, so check out our new commercial and take public transportation.  

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State Rep. Phillips visits Rides Mass Transit Operations Center

Information in this article was published on: March 8th, 2016 by Jeffrey Drake Rides Mass Transit District CEO Bill Jung and staff at the Crawford County operations center recently received the opportunity to display the inner-workings of the largest rural transportation district in the state to a special guest. State Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) toured […]

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Welcome to the New RidesMTD Homepage!!

Information in this article was published on: December 17th, 2015 by Kyle Brasher Hello and Welcome to the new updated Rides MTD Homepage. We’ve taken our time and redesigned everything from start to finish. Needing to schedule a Ride? or view bus routes to get ideas when a bus will be available in your town? […]