Jackson County Mass Transit District

Jackson County Mass Transit District Jackson County Mass Transit District is a mass transit district set up to serve Jackson County, Illi Anyone is eligible to ride on the district's bus system.

Administrative Office

602 East College, Carbondale, IL 62901-3309

Dispatch: 618-549-0304 or 1- 866-884-7433
FAX: 618-457-0171

The Jackson County Mass Transit District was established to provide general public transportation services for county residents. To schedule a ride, please call the dispatch center before 5:00 PM at least 24 hours before the ride. For bus service on a Monday, reservatio

ns must be made before 5:00 PM on the previous Friday. It is strongly advised to schedule rides at least 24 hours advance! Call the Dispatch Center to request a ride; 618-549-0304 or 1-866-884-7433. General Public Fare Structure Policy


The Jackson County Mass Transit District shall collect passenger fares, the purpose of such funds being to offset certain costs, to maintain a source of revenue to meet state and federal grant funding requirements, and to purchase certain capital assets not funded by other means. It is the goal of the JCMTD to set equitable and reasonable rates for passenger fares, while securing an adequate level of aforementioned revenues. Fare Structure

Effective June 21, 2016, JCMTD one-way general public fares shall be as follows:

Door to Door Fares

General Public Adult (age 16 – 59)

Senior (age 60 and over)

Student (age 16 and over, with proof of current enrollment in school)

Child age 6 – 15

Child age 0 – 5

Personal Attendant (accompanying a person with a disability)
Scheduled in advance:$0.00
Scheduled same day:$0.00

Carbondale City Route Fares (Fares apply to all routes)

General Public Adult (age 16 – 59)
Same Day Bus Stop Fare:$2.00

Senior (age 60 and over Discount)
Same Day Bus Stop Fare:$1.00

Student (age 16 and over, with proof of current enrollment in school)
Same Day Bus Stop Fare:$1.00

Child age 6– 15
Same Day Bus Stop Fare:$1.00

Child age 0– 6
Same Day Bus Stop Fare:$0.00

Schedule Availability

The JCMTD fare schedule shall be made available to the public via JCMTD website and social media announcements in both standard written format. Alternative formats including Braille and large print are available upon request. Ridership Passes

City Route Passenger Passes (Must Board bus at Stops)

General Public Passes (16-59)
10 rides - $15

Senior (60 and over)
10 rides - $7.50

Student (with ID)
10 rides - $7.50

Children (6-15)
10 rides - $5.00

30-Day Pass Unlimited Rides - $25


Feeling STRESSED over high gas prices? Then let us take the stress away and come ride TODAY. Contact us @ 618-549-0304


Ashley is our March Employee of the Month. Ashley has been a dispatcher with us for just a little over a year. Thank you for all that you do Ashley.


Need to go to Murhpysboro?
We have rides going from Carbondale Township,217 E Main st, to Murphysboro M-F at 8:30 am , 9 am, 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. These rides are free of charge if you are being dropped of at one of these locations:
Jackson County Health Department
Jackson County Court House
Murphysboro Food Pantry
Jackson County Housing Authority
To schedule a Township ride or any other ride in Jackson County give dispatch a call at (618)549-0304


** Closing Early**
Saturday March 30th we will be closing at 1 p.m. for driver training


Dennis is our February Employee of the Month! Dennis has been working for JCMTD for 13 years! We appreciate his dedication and dependability. Thank you Dennis!


Rich is our January Employee of the Month for going above and beyond for our customers. Thank you Rich!


Congratulations to our Dispatcher Tom. He is being recognized as our December Employee of the Month!


We are open and running today. We expect to be moving a little slower as our drivers carefully navig*te the back roads. Please be patient with us and be safe.


We will be closed today for Martin Luther King Jr Day.


We will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. We wish you all Happy Holidays!


Our Employees of the Month from July-November. We are so thankful for all of our JCMTD Employees!


Thank you to Everyone who came out to support the 2018 Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade. We had a blast!


We are excited to announce we will be driving in the Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade tomorrow night, for the second year in a row! Please join us and enjoy all the floats! Parade starts at 6pm.


We are up and running today. Bare with us as our drivers navig*te the roads. Everyone be safe!


We will be providing free transportation to the polls November 6th 2018
Please call to schedule a ride!


We had the pleasure of attending the ceremony this weekend for Willie Jim "Jimbo" Slaughter at Morris Library. Mr. Slaughter lost his life during the construction of Morris Library and now has a memorial bench outside of the library. He was the uncle of our very own dispatcher Willie , who was also named after him.


Maceo is our May Employee of the Month. He was also awarded with Rockstar Rookie in April. We appreciate all your hard work and we are so glad you are apart of our JCMTD Team!


We are currently having phone issues. We are working hard to get the back up thanks for your patience!


Today at 5:30pm, Public invited to provide feedback to the JCMTD Board of Trustees for the performance of the Managing Director. 602 E College Street, Carbondale IL.


JCMTD is now accepting Proposals for Group Health Insurance, Property-Liability Insurance, Officers/Public Officials and Employment Practice Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, Vehicle Fuel, Commercial Janitorial Services and Commercial Vehicle Cleaning Services. To receive an RFP, please email JCMTD at [email protected] for the RFP package. JCMTD will only accept proposals from qualified, accredited, and reputable companies.


Did you know you can translate our website into most languages? Check it out at www.jcmtd.com

JCMTD Public Report - Come ride with us...

How has JCMTD improved over the last 2 years? Take a look at our 3rd Quarter Operating Report. http://www.jcmtd.com/jcmtd-public-report/

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We are currently experiencing phone issues. Please be patient with us as the telephone company has been trying to correct the issue.


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Arthur is our well deserving Employee of the Month for December. We appreciate everything Arthur does for JCMTD!!


JCMTD will be open today. However we are expecting delayed pick up and drop off times. We will tweet and post updates on Facebook throughout the day.


Due to hazardous road conditions, JCMTD is suspending service for today, Friday Jan. 12th. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please share this tweet


Due to hazardous road conditions, JCMTD is suspending service today. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please share this post on your feed to increase awareness.


Our Operation Manager working hard to keep the buses clean for our riders! 🚐


JCMTD will be closed on Monday January 1, 2018 in observance of New Years Day. We will reopen on Tuesday January 2nd at 7:00am.


JCMTD will be closed for Christmas on Monday December 25, 2017. We will open the next day at 7:00am. Thank you and have a safe and Happy Holiday.


Jackson County Mass Transit District


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602 E College Street
Carbondale, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday 7am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 12pm




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I've been trying to schedule a pickup all morning and every time I call, I get hung up on..
I was stranded again at the AMC theater for the second time this year. the bus taking me to the 1pm movie was late so I didn't get there until 1:18pm . So I switched to a movie that started at 2:10 I had a return trip scheduled for 3:30 so I called several times to reschedule. I finaly got through at 3:15 and the dispatcher said they couldn't pick me up till 5:30 to 6. I said that was fine. but no bus ever came for me. I think it was the same female dispatcher that stranded me before . So I ad to call my best friend to take me home
I was abandoned by the service yesterday. I rode the bus to go see a movie . At 4:10pm I called to be picked up to go home. The operator said the bus would come at 5:30 or I could catch it at 5pm if I walked to Walmart. I couldn't walk that far. So I waited till 5:30. but that bus left Walmart and didn't stop for me. I called back but by then the office was closed. so I was stranded in the cold lobby. I called my best friend and thank god she drove down from desoto and took me home.
I have to go to 2 places today. May I order a ride here while your phones are broken?
I wonder if your phones are out of order. I cannot get through but need a ride. Truly hoping you see this message. :)
It is increasingly difficult for people to get transportation with this Transit company. As a senor citizen, paying cab fare is not an option and buying huge quantities of food for one person to make fewer trips is also not an option for the perishable foods, so I make 2 or 3 grocery trips per week. I love the drivers. They are wonderful, but organizationally, something is slipping. Please fix whatever is broken. Signed~Hungry in Carbondale.