SMTD receives grants for three paratransit vehicles, South Beloit hub


Stateline Mass Transit District, which serves  Rockton, Roscoe, South Beloit and their townships, has recently been awarded capital grant funding through the Statewide Transit Rebuild Illinois (RBI), which supports mass transit projects throughout the state.

Stateline Mass Transit District will receive $215,021 in capital investment funds for the purchase of three paratransit handicapped accessible vehicles for expansion of service, including security cameras & bicycle racks. 

SMTD will also receive $47,251 in funding for the purchase of a bus shelter, bicycle rack and bicycle repair maintenance station, installation and pad for a transport hub in South Beloit, IL.

SMTD shared some of these ideas and announced free rides for veterans in August 2022. 

Besides trips inside SMTD's service area [PDF], residents of nearby towns can take a SMTD bus to a medical appointment in the SMTD service area. Buses can also take Stateline residents into Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Beloit and the Town of Beloit for needed medical services. Additionally, their bus routes connect to Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) at 173 and Alpine (in front of Target) and with Beloit Transit System (BTS) at Shirland Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) awarded a combined $113.8 million to downstate transit agencies in the third round of funding through Rebuild Illinois, a program signed into law in 2019 that will provide $33.2 billion over six years to the state’s transportation system, including $355.9 million for downstate transit agencies.

This round of funding will benefit 44 projects at 32 transit providers. The first round of funding of the competitive grants provided $112.5 million to 31 downstate transit entities, and the second round provided $111.4 million to 37 agencies.

SMTD is pleased to be a part of the cooperative effort of those in the federal and state transit industry to provide needed transportation services to all areas and individuals in the greater Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit, IL area.

SMTD began providing transportation services in 2008 and continues to see a substantial increase in ridership annually. 

To set up a ride or schedule an appointment, call 877-561-3330, or email [email protected].

The service’s web site is Call the SMTD office at 779-771-6778 for more information or visit them at 11722 N. Main Street in Roscoe, north of Elevator Road.

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