SMTD Reminds Passengers Of Holiday Service Changes

No Service on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day


Springfield, IL – Springfield Mass Transit District (SMTD) is reminding passengers that there will be no bus service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and there will be no night service on Christmas Eve.

“Our employees will be enjoying Thanksgiving, the night of Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day with their families and friends,” said Steve Schoeffel, Service Planning and Marketing Specialist at SMTD.

Buses will run as normal the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

“There are only six days of the year when the buses are not scheduled to run, and three of those are during the end-of-year holiday season,” Schoeffel added. “We want to make sure our passengers are well-aware of when we will not be running on our regular schedules. So, we will publicize these No Service days before each one. “We wish all of our passengers and employees a safe and happy holiday season.”

Schoeffel said that after the first of the year, more reminders will be sent out regarding the additional holidays in January and February when SMTD will only be running on Saturday service hours.

More information about routes and schedules can be found at and on printed paper schedules posted at bus shelters and available for free at the SMTD administrative offices on S. 9th Street.