Strike Averted – Buses Running 10.25.16

STRIKE AVERTED AT ROCKFORD MASS TRANSIT The Rockford Mass Transit District is pleased to announce that the threatened bus driver strike has been averted and that its regular operations will continue. On October 24, 2016, a tentative agreement was reached through collective bargaining (with the assistance of Federal Mediator Randall Larson) that will be recommended to the drivers and to the RMTD’s Board of Trustees for approval. All RMTD services including Fixed Route, Rockford Paratransit and Stateline Mass Transit will be on the streets and running as usual until further notice. RMTD wishes to thank all involved in this process for working to find a common ground and an amicable resolution to the contract.

Request for Statements of Qualifications

Architectural and Engineering Services for Downtown Transfer Center Renovation

The Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) is requesting written Statements of Qualifications from professional architectural and engineering firms (A-E) for services related to the design of the Downtown Transfer Center Renovation and Expansion. The site can be seen via an on-line aerial view at: by entering Parcel Number 11-22-428-021.  Design services will include the development of alternate designs and then plans and specifications for bidding purposes.  Additional services include developing documents required for the complete permitting and approval process required to bring the project to construction.

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 10:00 AM in the RMTD Conference Room at 520 Mulberry Street in Rockford, Illinois, RMTD will conduct a Pre-Submittal conference to answer any questions that may have arisen about what needs to be submitted or on how the evaluation or negotiation processes will be conducted.

The right is reserved to accept any bid or any part or parts thereof or to reject any and all bids. Acceptance of any bid is subject to concurrence by the Illinois Department of Transportation.  Any contract resulting from these bids is subject to financial assistance contracts between the Rockford Mass Transit District and the United States Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Transportation.  The A-E will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations.

The full scope of the work required, a detailed description of the required submittals, the parameters of the selection process, and the contractual obligations must be obtained by contacting RMTD at 520 Mulberry Street, Rockford, IL 61101 or by calling RMTD at (815) 961-2236.

Statements of Qualifications shall be received until 2:00 PM. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at:

Rockford Mass Transit District

Attention: Richard W. McVinnie

Request for Statements of Qualifications (RFQ) No.16-01

520 Mulberry Street

Rockford, Illinois 61101-1016

At the above-specified time, the submittals will be publicly opened and acknowledged for evaluation. The responsive and responsible A-E determined to be the most qualified will be required to enter into contract negotiations by submitting a contract proposal that must be good for at least 90 days from the date of initial acceptance.


Veterans Ride Free on RMTD on October 28, 2016

Rockford area veterans with valid service identification will be able to enjoy a free ride on Rockford Mass Transit, Friday, October 28, 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Stand Down for Veterans is being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UAW Hall, 112 N 2nd Street, Rockford. It is RMTD’s hope that the free rides will eliminate any transportation barriers and enable every veteran to participate in this event.

The UAW Hall is directly accessible via several RMTD routes including #11 East State Street, #12 Charles Street and the outbound #14 7th Street route. However all routes are free to veterans with appropriate service ID that day. Veterans using the RMTD system that day between 8 am and 5 pm need only board the bus and present their military ID cards to the driver.

Detour info

HI Riders,

Effective Monday, 7/18/16, the intersection at Harrisoin & 11th will be closed due to construction.  The following detour is in effect:

#14 7th Street Outbound – from 22nd Ave, R -11th St, R – 23rd Ave, L – Reed, R – 11th St and resume regular route.

Inbound – from 11th Street, L Reed, R 9th Street, L 23rd Ave, R 7th Street and resume regular route.

#34/45 Nights and Sunday from 11th Street, L Reed, L 23rd Ave, R 7th Street and resume regular route.

The detour will remain in effect until construction is over.


Attention riders, effective July 18, 2016, there will be some significant changes made to the #24 Belvidere route.  Click here for info on the new route.  Riders please also note that at the times the bus goes to Belvidere, there will not be any service on Bell School.  These times are 8:40 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m., and 4:40 p.m.

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Benefit Access Application

Anyone interested and/or eligible for the Benefit Access program, (formerly Circuit Breaker) should follow this link to learn about new eligibility requirements and enrollment information.  Benefit Access Application