Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Accessible Transportation

Rockford Mass Transit District

The Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) provides fixed route transportation to the cities of Rockford, Loves Park, and the village of Machesney Park. The busses are accessible and preferential front seating is available to those with disabilities. Those with visual impairments should be sure to inform the driver to verbally announce stops. More detailed information, including current fare rates and route schedules, can be obtained at: www.RMTD.org or by calling (815) 961-9000.

Paratransit

The RMTD also offers an accessible origin to destination transportation service for persons with disabilities who cannot ride the fixed route. To use Paratransit, the student must:

1.Complete a Paratransit application. The application must be completed in person at the Rockford Paratransit office at 520 Mulberry Street.

2.Be certified as eligible by Rockford Paratransit.Examples of people who are eligible are those who, because of a disability, are "unable" to:

  • Board, ride, or disembark from an accessible bus;
  • Persons unable to use the system due to visual or mental impairments;
  • Persons unable to reach boarding locations or situations due to a specific impairment related condition

Other considerations are:

  • Age, distance to stop, or illiteracy by themselves are not considered a disability;
  • People who are blind and visually impaired may be eligible if they cannot use RMTD's regular fixed route system;
  • People with medical conditions such as epilepsy, kidney disorders, or diabetes may be eligible depending on their ability to use RMTD's regular fixed route system

Information on Paratransit services can be obtained at: http://www.RMTD.org/eligibility.php or by calling (815) 961-2255.