Youth Ride Free

Beginning on February 4, 2019 Rapid City Youth will need a bus pass in order to utilize the fixed route Rapid Transit System. Bus passes are free, registration is simple and can be done Monday- Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm, at the bus depot (333 6th Street). There will be an additional Saturday registration day on January 26th from 10:00am-2:00pm.

High School age youth can register themselves as long as they have a current school ID or photo ID that verifies their age.

Middle and elementary age youth will need a parent or guardian to register and receive a pass.

Infants, toddlers and preschool age youth do not need a pass.

If you have questions or require additional assistance, please contact Kendra Magelky, Operations Coordinator, at 394-6631 or

Welcome to the Rapid Transit System

Rapid Transit System has been providing local residents and visitors with a safe and reliable public transportation service in Rapid City for more than 30 years. Whether you need to get to work, school, or you are just headed downtown for a day of shopping, Rapid Transit System offers affordable fares and convenient routes to get you to your destination in a safe, efficient manner.

Why Choose Rapid Transit System?

Public transportation provides a safe and economical alternative to help you get where you need to go. Did you know that the National Safety Council estimates that riding the bus is more than 170 times safer than automobile travel? Rapid Transit System and its drivers pride themselves on providing safe public transportation services in Rapid City.

In addition to helping you arrive at your destination safely, public transportation also plays a critical role in conserving energy and reducing the carbon footprint. The American Public Transportation Association estimates that public transportation services reduce fuel consumption in the US by 4.2 billion gallons annually reducing carbon emissions by more than 37 million tons.­

Annually Rapid Transit System travels more than one half-million miles and provides more than 400,000 passenger trips throughout Rapid City on its Rapid Ride, Dial-A-Ride, and City View Trolley services.

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Public Notice of Rights

Non-Discrimination - Your Rights Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) ensures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color or national origin in the provisions of benefits and services resulting from federally assisted programs and activities. Any person, who believes the City of Rapid City, has violated his /her Title VI protections, should contact the Rapid Transit System at 605-394-6631 or The CITY's Title VI policy, complaint procedures shall be made available upon request by contacting the Rapid Transit System as indicated above .For federal Title VI information please contact the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Region 8 at 720-963-3300. Federal Title VI information, including filing complaints, can also be accessed on the FTA web site at: