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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.

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, including filing complaints can also be accessed on the FTA web site at

Information on non-English alternative formats may be obtained from the Rapid Transit System office at the above mentioned address.

Public Notice

City of Rapid City | Federal Transit Administration (FTA) | 2021 DBE Goal

In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 CFR Part 26, as amended, the City of Rapid City hereby notifies the public that it is recommending the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for the applicable professional services, construction and procurement contracts during Fiscal Year 2021-2023. The overall total DBE goal is available for inspection from 8:00am to 4:00pm (MDT) at the Rapid Transit Office, 333 Sixth Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 for 30 calendar days following the date of publication of this notice. The comments are for information purposes only and may be sent to the DBELO, City of Rapid City, same address, or to the Regional Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Region 8, 1961 Stout Street, Suite 13-310, Denver, CO 80202.

Reasonable Modification/Accommodation Policy

The Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently revised the rules for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The revised rules provide for public transit organizations to make reasonable modifications and accommodations to policies, practices, and procedures to avoid discrimination, and to ensure accessibility to individuals with disabilities.

Individuals with disabilities may request that Rapid Transit System make a reasonable accommodation in order for that individual to fully use transit services. Requests for modifications are considered on a case-by-case basis and can be denied for one or more of the following reasons:

Rapid Transit System will accommodate requests provided that:

- Fundamental nature of the service, program or activity is not altered, or
- It does not cause a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or
- It does not result in an undue financial and administrative burden, or
- The requestor would not be able to fully use the service provided by Rapid Transit System without the modification.

Requests for Fixed-Route or Paratransit Service Modifications may be sent to:

Rapid Transit System – Operations Coordinator
333 6th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701