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ATTENTION PASSENGERS: SMTD and Access Springfield will not operate Monday, May 25th, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. Please have a safe holiday!

ATTENTION PASSENGERS: Starting Saturday, May 30, 2015, buses at White Oaks Mall will be moving from the south side of the mall to a new location on the east side of the mall. The following routes WILL CHANGE entering or exiting the mall:
  • Route 6 E. Cook/Ash/White Oaks Mall - will take Iles into the mall and will exit on Wabash Avenue, returning to route.
  • Route 7 W. Washington - will take Wabash Avenue to Veterans Parkway to Iles returning to route. Both 903 and 904 Night Service Routes will follow this same routing in and out of the mall.
  • Route 14 Wabash/Priairie Crossing/Gaines Mill - WILL NO LONGER ENTER WHITE OAKS MALL. This route will serve passengers on Wabash Avenue in front of Longhorn Steakhouse.
In an effort to improve the efficiency of SMTD routes and service, route changes were submitted to the SMTD Board of Trustees on April 27, 2015 for approval to move to the public comment period. Public Comment will be taken at Noon and at 6PM on Tuesday, May 12th at the SMTD Board Room, 928 South Ninth Street in Springfield. Upon review of public comments by the Board of Trustees, the Board will decide whether or not to move forward with implementation of the changes. These changes are the product of staff review of ridership, revenue and route efficiency which will be ongoing but is planned to be addressed at least annually in this format. SMTD goes to great lengths to ensure passengers are still able to find adequate transportation while providing the most efficient use of resources. See the proposed changes here. See ridership information on the affected routes and service here.


CURRENT SYSTEM STATUS:
Buses operate on regular schedules Monday through Saturday. System delays, detours, etc. will be posted here and on our Twitter feed as they occur. On light snow days, buses may run 5 to 10 minutes late during peak traffic hours. Large accumulations of snow or ice and excessive flooding may cause disruptions of service. Call (217) 522-5531 for confirmation of your route's status.

The Springfield Mass Transit District (SMTD) provides public transportation on 17 daytime fixed routes throughout the Springfield, Illinois area. An additional route provides service, on Saturdays only, to Southwind Park. Five night routes operate Monday through Friday with the first bus leaving the transfer center at 6:45 PM and the last bus leaving the transfer center at 11:45 PM. The last bus travels the route until the last passenger is off.

The fixed-route buses provide service to medical facilities, major employment centers, tourist attractions, major retail shopping centers, schools, colleges, professional buildings, the central business district and all major points of interest.

Most buses are lift-equipped or have ramps to provide accessibility to those who cannot board the bus via steps. All routes are accessible, but all trips on each route may not be accessible. Check the "Routes & Schedules" page to verify the trips that are accessible.

PARATRANSIT
The SMTD also operates Access Springfield, which is origin-to-destination service for persons with disabilities who cannot use the fixed-route SMTD buses. Consult the Access Springfield page for more information and to submit an application for the service.
CONTACT INFORMATION
SMTD PASSENGER INFORMATION: (217) 522-5531

ACCESS SPRINGFIELD INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS: (217) 522-8594

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: (217) 522-6087

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS:
These numbers are only active when the SMTD phone system is experiencing an outage and will remain inactive otherwise.

Fixed Route Dispatch: 217-670-3745

Access Paratransit Dispatch: 217-670-3678
CIVIL RIGHTS POLICY STATEMENT
The Springfield Mass Transit District (SMTD), in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent directives, shall continue its policy of affirmative absence of discrimination among its employees, its customers and the public. SMTD will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color or national origin, but will take affirmative action to assure fair and equal treatment of all persons direcly or indireclty connected with the SMTD.

Complaints regarding discrimination of service should be directed to: SMTD, Managing Director, 928 S. 9th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
Title VI Complaints Procedure.pdf
Title VI and General Complaint Form R.xls
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