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Location and Transportation

Stateline Mass Transit District

Location and Transportation

“We’re Here To Get You There!”

Stateline Mass Transit District began providing affordable transportation to residents of Rockton, Rockton Township, South Beloit and Roscoe on February 4, 2008. The service started with just four buses, and that number has now increased to seven buses due to a continual rise in ridership. Rockford Mass Transit District is the service provider for the fleet.

Former U.S. Representative Don Manzullo was instrumental in obtaining start-up funding for the service, which is supported by state, federal and local funds, as well as bus fares.

“The residents of South Beloit, Rockton, Roscoe and Rockton Township are very fortunate to have this excellent service,” states Sharon Hecox, Executive Director of Stateline Mass Transit District. “SMTD is not just about providing safe, affordable transportation – we’re about providing independence and a quality of life for many area residents.”


SMTD offers a unique ‘curb-to-curb’ service where buses pick up and drop off at the client’s desired destination. This unique program delivers unparalleled transit service that link people and communities with the highest standards of quality and safety for its customers.

Stateline Mass Transit is a smart transportation choice for everyone living in the service area. SMTD is ideal for riders who are young and old alike…senior citizens, high school students, commuters, shoppers, moviegoers, go-green environmentalists, moms, dads, children, aunts, uncles and grandparents! All riders agree that the Stateline Mass Transit drivers are friendly, courteous and professional.

“For far too long, the area has been without needed and necessary transportation,” according to Bernie Bowersock, SMTD Board member. “Due to the vision and great cooperative efforts of area local governments working together to provide a solution that best meets the needs of their residents…we are proud to say, ’We’re Here To Get You There’…wherever that may be!”

“The Rockton, Roscoe, South Beloit and Rockton Township communities have been without a ‘link’ to their larger neighbors to the south (Rockford) and to the north (Beloit) for too long,” adds Hecox. “Stateline Mass Transit is now able to provide that much needed connection. Our goal has always been to provide a service that meets the needs of our growing communities. And for fares that are less than a gallon of gas, why wouldn’t YOU want to ride the bus?”

SMTD Service Area

Certified clients may ride anywhere within the service area, and can connect with the Rockford Mass Transit transfer spot at Target on Hwy. 173, or at the Beloit Transit transfer center at 225 Shirland Ave., adjacent to Beloit City Hall. SMTD also provides special service stops to businesses along the Hwy. 173 corridor, not farther west than Hwy. 251, nor farther east than Mitchell Rd. In addition, some pre-approved medical facilities outside of the South Beloit, Rockton, Roscoe and Rockton Township area may be serviced, however, one end of each trip must begin or end within these boundaries.

Reservation & Operations Hours

• Reservations are accepted Monday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

• Hours of operation are: Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Fares: Adult (17-64 years of age) $3.00; Senior (65 and older) $1.50; Disabled (with prior certification) $1.50; Youth (7-16 years old) $1.50; Child (under 7 years of age, with fare paying customer) Free; Personal Care Attendant (when traveling with approved client) Free.

• An answering machine accepts reservations on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. SMTD provides NO SERVICE on these holidays.

Why not let Stateline Mass Transit provide your next ride? Contact our friendly transportation schedulers at 877-561-3330. For additional information on SMTD, call 815-624-7788 or visit our website at There is a Facebook feed on the SMTD website home page. The site also features an interactive application form for interested riders.

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