Riding Belvidere/Rockford Para Transit is equivalent to riding RMTD’s fixed route system. There is a scheduled arrival time and you must be ready when the vehicle arrives. The driver can wait only 5 minutes for you to board. You and your companion should meet the vehicle. Our service is an origin to destination service. If you need assistance boarding or alighting, please let the dispatcher know at the time your ride is scheduled.
Para Transit Fee - $3.00 one way trip: The driver is required to collect a fare of $3.00 from you and your companion prior to your departure. Please have exact change ready. Drivers Do Not carry change. Personal assistants are allowed to ride free of charge if indicated on your Rockford ParaTransit application.
Who Can Ride?
Certified Para Transit Riders are those who, because of a disability, are unable to:
- Age, distance to stop, or illiteracy are not considered disabilities
- 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 systems.
How To Get Certified
Para Transit Reservations
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Call 815-975-9059 Voice & TTY
After hours: 1-779-552-7241.
(Use your TTY or dial 711 on your telephone, and you will automatically be connected to a TRS operator.)
Para Transit Program
No Paratransit service is provided on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
4th of July