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History

Our History

Jan. 30, 2001

Shawnee Mass Transit District is created by county by county resolution (Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union). The district assumes control of Shawnee Development Council’s equipment and resources.


2003

Transit operations commence. Administrative Offices are located at the Fire Station in Ullin, IL. Satellite Depots established in Anna and Metropolis, IL.

May 21, 2003

Shawnee MTD began doing business as SMART (Southern Most Area Rural Transit)


2005

Offices relocated to Shawnee Community College Rustic Campus and Karnak Maintenance Facility.

2009

Shawnee MTD relocates its administrative offices to 1001 West Vine Street, Vienna, IL (Old Chevrolet Dealership)


Grant Application submitted for Vienna Administrative Office and Vehicle Maintenance Facility. Johnson County 2000 donates 4.242 acres in the Johnson County Industrial-Technology Park for construction of Administrative Facility. Additionally, Johnson County donates materials and labor for the addition of two entrances to the property and $25,000 to assist in the development of the project site. The City of Vienna commits to waive costs associated with site hookups for sewer, water and gas.

2013

“SMART” is phased out and the District begins doing business as Shawnee MTD.


April 15, 2014

Groundbreaking for Shawnee MTD Administrative offices and Vehicle Maintenance Facility.


March 23, 2015

City of Metropolis conveys 3.5 acres in its industrial park to Shawnee MTD by Intergovernmental Agreement.

July 6, 2015

Substantial Completion of Administrative offices and Maintenance Facility.


July 7, 2015

Shawnee MTD occupies and commences operations from its new Facility.

Riding with us is easy.

1

CALL DISPATCH

To schedule a ride, simply contact dispatch at 866-577-6278. A dispatcher is standing by to talk with you and discuss your transportation needs. Requests for transportation should be made 24-48 hours in advance.

2

TELL US WHERE YOU NEED TO GO.

Let the dispatcher know who, when, where you are and where you’d like to go. Be prepared to let them know how many people will be riding and if you need a return trip.

3

WAIT PATIENTLY

You’ve done all you need to do! Relax, wait patiently and let us take care of the scheduling. Be ready 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time. Please remember that 2 hour advance notice is required for residential pickup and same day service is not guaranteed.

4

ENJOY YOUR RIDE!

Enjoy the ride! Our clean fleet of vehicles are well maintained on site via an experienced crew of mechanics and state of the art facility. You can count on us when you need us the most!

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