Rapid City youth must complete the registration form in order to utilize the fixed route Rapid Transit System. Registration can be done online by clicking on the "Register For Your youth ride free pass" below or the form can be printed and submitted by mail or fax to:
Rapid Transit System
333 6th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Infants, toddlers and preschool age youth do not need to register.
If you have questions or require additional assistance, please contact Kendra Magelky, Operations Coordinator, at 394-6631 ext. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Now in its fifth year, the "Youth Ride Free" program continues to provide free transportation for Rapid City's school-aged youth.
Free transportation will provide students better access to schools, libraries, recreation, and social events as well as save money for families and foster appreciation for public transportation among the city's youth. The change has increased school attendance, access to school resources, and participation in school and community activities.
From Monday, August 31st through Saturday, September 5th, parents will be able to join their kids on the bus for free to show them how it works and to ask questions. RapidRide maps, materials and regular ride schedules are easily available online as well. Use the links below to see full stop lists and departure times. If you have questions about the program or Rapid Transit in general, call us at 394-6631 ext. 0 between 7am-6pm Monday-Friday.
*Free Fare for youth does not apply to Terra Sancta School Tripper and Corral Drive / Southwest Middle School Tripper Routes at this time.
*An adult must accompany any children under five years old.
- Borglum (.pdf)
Alternating loops along West Main St. and Jackson Blvd. Major destinations: Stevens High School, West Middle School, Oyate Health Center, Canyon Lake Park.
- Coolidge (.pdf)
North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Crossing, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School, VA Clinic, Walmart North, Walmart South.
- Jefferson (.pdf)
South East and North East Loops. Major destinations: Walmart, Community Health Center, Dept. of Social Services, Pennington County Fairgrounds.
- Lincoln (.pdf)
North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, Walmart, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School.
- Roosevelt (.pdf)
North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, Post Office, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School, YMCA, Star Village.
- Washington (.pdf)
North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, VA Clinic, Walmart, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, YMCA.