- Published: Thursday, July 30, 2015 03:51 PM
The distance between municipalities in Southern Illinois can reach hundreds of miles, and that can be burdensome for those who have limited transportation options. In an effort to widen transportation options, State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) sponsored a new law that allows the state to sell the Rides Mass Transit District land to create a new hub in Marion near the Veterans Administration hospital on Main Street.
Rides Mass Transit District (RMTD) covers 7,379 square miles, the largest rural transit system in the state. RMTD provides public regional transportation service to 18 counties in Southern Illinois.