Free Rides for Veterans 10/31/14

Rockford area veterans with valid service identification will be able to enjoy a free ride on Rockford Mass Transit, Friday, October 31, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This free ride for veterans program is being done in conjunction with the 2014 Top of Illinois Stand Down for Veterans sponsored in part by Representative Litesa Wallace’s office.

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.  During that time, various community organizations will be offering services such as medical treatment, employment consultation, Vet Center/VA Help, clothing distribution and hair cuts in an effort to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by our veterans.  RMTD will be showing their appreciation by offering free rides for Veterans from 8 am to 5 pm.  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.


City Loop Detours

Please be advised that effective Monday, 10/20/14 until further notice the following detour is in effect for the # 16 & #17 City Loop route:

City Loop North (Inbound) from 15th Ave:  R Seminary, L Morgan, R Winnebago and resume route

City Loop South (Outbound) from Winnebago: L Morgan, R Seminary, L 15th Ave and resume route.


East Side Transfer Center Open on Saturdays

Effective Saturday, October 4, 2014, the RMTD East Side Transfer Center at 725 Lyford Road will be open on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until 6:30 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