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Our Story

Our Story

The Shawnee Mass Transit District is a state and federally funded public transportation provider serving the five southernmost counties in Illinois: Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union. Shawnee MTD’s mission is to provide safe, affordable and effective transportation to all the citizens of our five-county district, with emphasis on service to seniors, the disabled and the economically disadvantaged. The District approaches its mission in a way that will make these communities more livable by increasing the availability of necessary services and maximizing employment opportunities.

Local Helping Local.

Who We Serve

We provide safe, affordable & effective transportation to all the citizens of our five southernmost counties in Illinois: Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union. Rely on our dependable transportation for shopping, medical, education, work or wherever you need to go.

Our Mission

The mission of the Shawnee Mass Transit District is to provide safe, affordable and efficient transportation to all the citizens of Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union Counties with emphasis on services to seniors, the disabled and the economically disadvantaged. The District will approach its mission in a way that will make these communities more livable, necessary services more available and maximize employment opportunities

Building Greener Communities

Public transportation plays a significant role in finding smart solutions to the environmental challenges facing our communities today. Mass transit offers an effective way for individuals to reduce their energy use and carbon footprints - with immediate results. Utilizing public transportation exceeds the combined benefits of measures such as using energy-efficient light bulbs, adjusting thermostats, weatherizing one's home, and replacing a refrigerator. Join the millions of individuals across the country who already take advantage of this valuable service.

Riding with us is easy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Purchase a monthly pass!

BENEFITS:

  • Easy to use
  • Can be "recharged"
  • No cash, no worries!