About RMTD

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.

Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 5:15 until 11:15 pm. Four late night shuttles on the #33, #34, #35 and #36 routes run between 11:15 pm and 11:45 pm to provide transportation to final destinations along fixed route. Saturday hours are from 6:00 am until 5:45 pm, although some Saturday routes run beyond 5:45, please check the individual timetables for verification. Sunday hours are from 9:15 am until 5:15 pm for all routes except the E. State, which runs from 8:15 to 5:15.

The East Side Transfer Center hours are 6 am until 6:30 pm Monday thru Friday and from 7 am until 6:30 pm on Saturdays.

RMTD also operates the Rockford Paratransit service. Rockford Paratransit operates during the same hours as RMTD.

Rockford ParaTransit serves the needs of customers, who because of a disability, are unable to use RMTD’s regular fixed route service, and who meet the criteria established by the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Rockford Mass Transit and Rockford ParaTransit does not provide service on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Local RMTD Service Routes

The Village of Machesney Park is proud to have RMTD services available to local residents!  RMTD currently has 2 routes which service areas within the Village, providing local residents with a public transportation connection to areas within the Village of Machesney Park, Loves Park, Rockford, and Belvidere.

Please see below for links to the 2 routes which service the Village, as well as other links to RMTD information:

Route #20 – Alpine Crosstown

Route #22 – N. 2nd St.

Full RMTD Map – Daytime Routes

Full RMTD Map – Night & Sunday Routes

RMTD Belvidere Routes 


Fare Information

All tickets are non-refundable and can be redeemed for rides only. *Any person with a Medicare Card can qualify for reduced fare service on the RMTD system. Excluding ALL unlimited ride passes. **Any person with a Medicare Card enrolled in the Illinois Benefit Access Program can ride for free. Riders must first obtain the appropriate RMTD photo ID. RMTD ID Cards are $5.00 per card.RMTD drivers DO NOT carry change.


Senior citizens 65 and older may ride for free if they have an RMTD photo ID card. The cost for the ID card is $5.00.  Seniors must present proof of age and the $5.00 fee in order to obtain the card.

RMTD operators will only accept area middle school and area high school issued ID cards. All students attending other institutions of learning including advanced learning facilities such as Rock Valley College, Judson College or Rasmussen College or alternative education programs, must have an RMTD Student ID card to qualify for the student discounted rate of $.75. To obtain an RMTD Student ID card, a student must come to the downtown transfer center and verify his or her enrollment in an educational program by presenting a current class schedule or transcript. The student must also be able to verify that he or she is 20 year of age or younger during the current school year. The cost of an RMTD student ID card is $2.00.

May 1, 2009
Adults (12 years & older) $1.50
Children (under 5 must be accompanied by an adult) FREE
Children (ages 5 thru 11) $.75
Students ages 20 years and younger $.75
To qualify for the student fare, a student must be able to show a valid schoold ID
or valid RMTD photo ID
Disabled Citizens (with valid RMTD photo ID)* $.75
Disabled Citizens enrolled in Illinois Circuit Breaker program**
(with valid RMTD photo ID)
Senior Citizens (age 65 and over with valid RMTD photo ID) FREE
Adult Ten-Ride Ticket $15.00
Student, or Disabled Citizen Ten-Ride Ticket $7.50
7 Day Unlimited Ride Saver Pass $16.00
30 Day Unlimited Ride Saver Pass $55.00
(Not transferable. Unlimited Ride passes may only be used by the purchaser.
Valid only on RMTD)
Transfers are good for one hour and should be used
on the first bus passing the transfer point.
Transfers are issued anywhere two RMTD bus routes meet or cross over.
Any passenger boarding or alighting in the designated Cherry Valley Zone will be
asked to pay the additional Zone Fare. Bus passes not accepted in the Zone Fare.


 *All information courtesy of RMTD.org*

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