Due to construction on 5th Street only one bus will be able to park at Stop F at the downtown transfer center starting on Thursday, December 21st. Other routes that normally stop at F will be moved to other transfer stops.

The construction is expected to conclude within a few days.


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Several streets downtown will be closed for the Route 66 Mother Road Festival being held this weekend so we will be relocating both the day and night transfer centers to 5th & Jackson. Here's a listing of the detour maps for each route:

Several routes will also have to make slightly different detours on Friday, September 22nd due to the parade, starting at 5:45 pm and lasting until the parade concludes. These can be seen on this map.


On Saturday, May13, 2017 at 6:00am, due to the 5K event downtown,
the transfer center will be located on the south side of Monroe (State Capitol side) between
2nd & College, returning to the regular transfer center at 5th & Capitol at 11:45am. Routes will
stage as follows:

  • Between College and Spring on Monroe:
    • 1 N. 5th
    • 2 N. 9th
    • 3 Grandview
    • 4 W. Jefferson
    • 5 N. Walnut
    • 7 W. Washington
    • 13 MacArthur/Westchester
    • 16 Bergen Park/Sand Hill
    • 18 Lawrence/Knox Knolls
  • Between Spring and 2nd Streets on Monroe:
    • 6 E. Cook
    • 8 1st/Highland
    • 9 M.L. King
    • 10 Southern View/Laketown
    • 11 UIS
    • 14 Wabash/Prairie Crossing
    • 15 So. 11th/UIS/LLC

As usual, buses will be in service on Veterans Day (Friday, November 9th) but will be running Saturday schedules which means some routes will run every hour instead of every half-hour. We have included this holiday service in our GTFS data so that supported navigation apps will be able to give you the correct information.

Additionally, the daytime transfer center will be moved one block south to 5th & Jackson during the Veterans Day parade, from approximately 8:15 AM to 11:45 AM. After the parade concludes the transfer center will be moved back to its normal location at 5th & Capitol


Springfield, IL – The Springfield Mass Transit District (SMTD), responding to delays in state payments and continued uncertainty in the state budget moving forward, will collect public comment on proposed changes to night service. Passengers and other interested Springfield area residents can provide comments online on this page or by attending one of two sessions open to the public at Lincoln Library on November 4th. The sessions will take place in the Carnegie Room North from Noon to 1:30 PM and from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Friday, November 4th. Following are the proposed changes:

  • Elimination of Saturday Night Service - Saturday Night Service is a new service which began less than two months ago. While passengers who have begun to use the service will be inconvenienced, this service requires extra maintenance, dispatch and paratransit staff in addition to the operators required on the routes.
  • Elimination of Night Service Route 904 - Night Service Route 904 runs opposite the 903 along the same route on the west side. Route 904 passengers may be inconvenienced, but route 903 ensures night service will remain in one direction along that route. The proposed change will reduce overall night service by 20% while still leaving passengers another clear option.
  • Reduction of all Night Service Monday through Friday by two hours - The proposed elimination of the last two current trips of weeknight service reduces all aspects of SMTD operational costs by ten hours per week. Similar to Saturday service, this service requires extra maintenance, dispatch and paratransit staff in addition to the operators required to run the routes. Night service after the change would consist of one-hour trips at 6:45, 7:45, and 8:45 on the current routes 901, 902, 903 and 905.
  • Impact on Access Springfield paratransit service - Reductions in SMTD regular service hours will impact Access passengers as well. Access paratransit service runs the same hours as SMTD mainline service. So, any reduction in service hours at the end of that day on weekdays and on Saturdays will reduce paratransit service hours by an equal amount.

The downtown Lincoln Library at 7th & Capitol was selected for reasonably easy access for bus passengers, with the Transfer Center just two blocks west and nearby bus stops at 8th & Capitol on Routes 2, 9 and 15 outbound, and at 7th & Monroe on Routes 3 and 16 outbound. Click here for directions (via Google Transit).

“SMTD is required to collect public comment which is then submitted to our Board of Trustees before a vote is taken on service reductions,” said Steve Schoeffel, Service Planning & Marketing Specialist. “With an online option and meetings scheduled over the lunch hour and after work hours in a central location like the library, we are providing multiple avenues for the public to make their voices heard. If the state budget situation is not resolved, this could be just the first of further reductions needed in order to still be able to provide core services.”

In addition to submitting public commit, SMTD is asking passengers and supporters of public transportation to contact local legislators and leaders up to the State Comptroller and Governor’s Office to voice their concerns over state funding delays and how the loss of these and any other SMTD services would affect them.


The Route 66 Mother Road Festival will be taking place this weekend, from Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th. As a result both the day and night bus transfer centers will be moved to the 5th & Jackson area (about a block south of the usual daytime transfer center) on Friday and Saturday. Any regular stops contained within the street closures will not be in operation.

Here's a map showing the stops for each route and the street closures (click here to open in new window):

More information about the Route 66 Mother Road Festival:


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The daytime transfer center will be moved one block south on Saturday, March 12th in order to accommodate the St. Patrick's Day parade downtown.

  • On 5th, between Jackson and Edwards:
    • Routes 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13
  • On Jackson, between 4th and 5th:
    • Routes 2, 6, 8, 9, 15, 16
  • On 5th, just south of Edwards:
    • Routes 10, 14, 18, Sec. of State / IDOT, all Trippers

Click here to view a map of the area.

The daytime transfer center will be back to its usual location at 5th & Capitol on Monday, March 14th.


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Due to the President's visit to Springfield on Wednesday, February 10th, the Daytime Transfer Center will be relocated a block south from 5th & Capitol to 5th & Jackson. The Night Service Transfer Center will not be affected.

The stop layout for the temporary Day Service Transfer Center location can be seen on the map below. Click here to open the map in a new tab or window.


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Due to the Route 66 Mother Road Festival being held in downtown Springfield this weekend, the daytime transfer center will be moved on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th from its normal location at 5th & Capitol to one block south at 5th & Jackson.

  • On 5th, between Jackson and Edwards:
    • Routes 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13
  • On Jackson, between 4th and 5th:
    • Routes 2, 6, 8, 9, 15, 16
  • On 5th, just south of Edwards:
    • Routes 10, 14, 18, Sec. of State / IDOT, all Trippers

Click here to view a map of the area.

The daytime transfer center will be back to its usual location at 5th & Capitol on Monday, September 28th.

Click here for more information about the Route 66 Mother Road Festival.

09/23/2015 Update:

The Night Service transfer center will also be moving to Jackson between 4th and 5th. This relocation will only apply to Friday, September 25th.


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Update 9/15/15: Bus Stop A is up and running as usual this morning.

Original posting:

Attention SMTD Passengers:
Due to a water main break, 5th Street between Capitol and Jackson at the Downtown Transfer Center is closed. As a result, Bus Stop A is inaccessible.
Routes 10 - S. View/Laketown and 8 - 1st/Highland will be on 4th Street between Jackson & Capitol and may be double parked to pick up passengers. Route 14 - Wabash/Prairie Crossing will be at Bus Stop C on Capitol and inbound Route 2 - N. 9th will be detouring on 7th Street to get to the Transfer Center.
This post will be updated as new information becomes available.
 

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