August 27th will be the first night of Saturday night service, extending current Monday through Friday night service to now include Saturday nights.
“Tight budgets can make expanding service a challenge, but we have discussed Saturday night service for some time, and we are pleased to be able to offer Springfield this additional transportation option,” said SMTD Board of Trustees Chairman Brian Brewer.
SMTD currently runs five hourly night service routes Monday through Friday beginning at 6:45PM and ending at 11:45PM. Night service routes are designed to be longer but still travel to popular destinations like the University of Illinois Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, both hospitals as well as dining and shopping across the city.
“SMTD strives to provide the best service possible with the resources we have,” Brewer added, “and we look forward to continuing to improve our system with new technology, new equipment and carefully-designed system changes that will benefit passengers now and well into the future.”
Routes and details can be found at the website SMTD.org, where passengers can also choose to use SMTD’s trip planner to find the best route to take to their destination.