Urban & Rural Transit

HSTP

The Heart of Illinois Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) is a federally-required plan for the seven-county rural Central Illinois region and the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized area. It identifies needs and gaps in transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities and recommends strategies to address them. This plan guides funding decisions and helps set selection criteria for transportation activities and projects that serve these populations.

Per reauthorization of transportation funding under SAFETEA-LU and the successive federal transportation bills (MAP-21, FAST Act), projects to be selected for funding under FTA Section 5310: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities must be projects that, in regards to selection and planning, are derived from a locally developed, coordinated public Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) through a process that includes representatives of the public, private, and nonprofit transportation, human services providers, and the public. Therefore, the HSTP Steering Committee has been formed with representatives from each of these groups and provides key input into the planning effort.

TCRPC staff coordinates meetings of the HSTP Steering Committee and updates the HSTP for Illinois Region 5 and the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area, ensuring that federal transportation funds are used according to regional planning priorities and federal guidelines. Interested in learning more about the HSTP and the HSTP steering committee? Contact TCRPC’s HSTP Coordinator, Hannah Martin. 

Why Urban and Rural Transit?

Rural

Illinois Department of Transportation-Office of Intermodal Project Implementation (IDOT-IPI) has defined 11 planning regions for downstate Illinois that will be used as a framework for developing and maintaining the coordinated HSTPs. Regional HSTP Coordinators work with IDOT to accomplish this task, focusing on the needs of rural downstate areas (population 50,000 or less).

Urban

As TCRPC provides staffing for PPUATS, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) of the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area, TCRPC’s Regional HSTP Coordinator also carries out this HSTP process for the urban portion of our region. The final product is one combined urban and rural HSTP document for the Heart of Illinois region.

Public Transportation Providers

Region 5

Fulton County

Knox County

Marshall County

Peoria County

Stark County

Tazewell County

Woodford County

Fulton County Rural Transit

Schedule a Ride:  309-357-5226

Geographic Area Served:  Fulton County
Hours of Operation:  M-F 7am – 5pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
Fare Structure:
  • One-Way in town: $2
  • One-way in county: $5
  • One-way crossing county lines: $7
  • Day Pass (in town): $5
  • Medical Wait (per hour): $10
Discounts: Seniors and disabled persons ride for half price

Galesburg Transit

For Information Call: 309-342-4242
Geographic Area Served:  City of Galesburg
Hours of Operation:  7am – 6pm Monday – Saturday
Route Type: Fixed Route
Level of Service: Curb-to-curb
Reservations: N/A
Fare Structure:
Cash Fares 
Regular:  $0.60
Disabled and Students (with ID):  $0.40
Seniors (65 & older with ID):  Free
Punch Passes
Regular:  $5.00 for 10 rides
Disabled & Students:  $5.00 for 16 rides
Monthly Passes 
All riders:  $20.00
Unlimited Saturday Pass
Regular:  $1.20
Disabled & Students:  $0.80
Transfers 
FREE

Galesburg Handivan

For a ride call: 309-345-3686

Geographic Area Served:  City of Galesburg
Hours of Operation:  6:15am – 10pm Monday – Saturday
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Curb-to-curb
Reservations: 2 days before travel
Fare Structure:  $1 one-way 

Marshall-Stark Transportation

Schedule a Ride: 309-364-2287

Geographic Area Served:  Marshall and Stark Counties
Hours of Operation:  M-F 8am – 4pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance; trips assigned on a first come first serve basis
Fare Structure:
  • Round-trip in town: $3
  • Round-trip in county: $5
  • Round-trip from Marshall County to Princeton, Chillicothe and Minonk: $6
  • Round-trip from Stark County to Kewanee: $6
  • Round-trip to all other destinations: $15
  • Day trip Passes (to Peoria, Peru and Bloomington): $10
Discounts: Seniors ride for free, but voluntary donations are accepted

CountyLink

Schedule a Ride:  309-697-3305
Geographic Area Served:  Peoria County
Hours of Operation:  M-F 5am – 6pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
Fare Structure: $6 one-way
Discounts: N/A

CityLink

Geographic Area Served:  City of Peoria, Peoria Heights, West Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin
Hours of Operation:  M-F 5:30am – 1am, Saturday 7:30am – 10:30pm, Sunday 8am – 8pm  (*times vary depending on the route)
Route Type: Fixed Route
Level of Service: Curb-to-curb
Reservations: N/A
Fare Structure:
  • Adults (5 – 64 yrs):  $1
  • Seniors:  Free
  • Persons with disabilities:  $0.50
  • Children Ages 4 & Under:  Free
  • Bus passes are also available

CityLift

Schedule a Ride:  309-999-3667
Geographic Area Served:  City of Peoria (areas within 3/4 mile of the fixed-route lines)
Hours of Operation:  M-F 5:30am – 1am, Saturday 7:30am – 10:30pm, Sunday 7:30am – 7:30pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
Fare Structure: $2 one-way
Discounts: N/A

Marshall-Stark Transportation

Schedule a Ride: 309-364-2287
Geographic Area Served:  Marshall and Stark Counties
Hours of Operation:  M-F 8am – 4pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance; trips assigned on a first come first serve basis
Fare Structure:
  • Round-trip in town: $3
  • Round-trip in county: $5
  • Round-trip from Marshall County to Princeton, Chillicothe and Minonk: $6
  • Round-trip from Stark County to Kewanee: $6
  • Round-trip to all other destinations: $15
  • Day trip Passes (to Peoria, Peru and Bloomington): $10
Discounts: Seniors ride for free, but voluntary donations are accepted

We Care

Schedule a Ride:  309-263-7708
Geographic Area Served:  The rural portion of Woodford County and the rural portion of Tazewell County
Hours of Operation:  M-F 6am – 5pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
Fare Structure:  $3 one-way
Discounts: Seniors ride on a donation basis

We Care

Schedule a Ride:  309-263-7708
Geographic Area Served:  The rural portion of Woodford County and the rural portion of Tazewell County
Hours of Operation:  M-F 6am – 5pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
Fare Structure:  $3 one-way
Discounts: Seniors ride on a donation basis

Staff Contact

Transit Links & Resources

View CVP resources under IDOT’s Public and Intermodal Transportation Forms by clicking here