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RapidRide has been providing fixed route public transportation services in Rapid City since 1992. Operating on six different fixed routes, RapidRide provides timely service to many convenient locations throughout Rapid City. All RapidRide routes run on 35-minute frequencies.

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Rapid Transit System (RTS), is committed to servicing the people of Rapid City with safe, reliable and affordable public transportation. RTS RapidRide program has six buses, each driving two routes throughout our days of operation, Monday through Saturday, and each bus route has 20+ bus stops. That is a lot of bus stops to maintain!

This is where you or your organization’s help is needed. With so many bus stops, we are not able to keep up with the trash and vandalism on a daily basis. But when community-minded, environmental conscience individuals and organizations volunteer to help RTS and the City of Rapid City maintain a litter-free bus stop, our community becomes a better and cleaner place to live and work for us all.

Adopt-A-Stop is easy: Adopters sign up and agree to help keep the bus stop area clean of litter, vandalism and snow removal when needed. The adoption is for one year and are automatically renewed unless otherwise notified. In the event that a bus stop needs some extra attention or there are any hazardous materials present, Adopters need to report their concerns to RTS as soon as possible.

What’s in it for you/your organization? RTS will post your name/your organization’s commitment on their website, Facebook page, and you/your organization will also be publicly recognized once a year at the City Council Meeting. Although, it is not available for you/your organization to post any signage on the bus stop itself of your involvement, RTS encourages you to display your certificate and advertise your status on your own website and Facebook pages as an adopter, that is committed to your customers and the community.

Thank you to our current adopters!

Monument Health Behavioral Health Center CSL Plasma
Suzie Cappa Art Center
The Lash Box
Happy Tails
The Club for Boys

For more information or to sign-up please contact Erin Kistler:

Email or 605-394-6631

RapidRide Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 6:20 AM through 5:50 PM
Saturday 9:50 AM through 4:40 PM

RapidRide does not provide service on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth (June 19th)
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Native American Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after
  • Christmas Day


Exact fare required. Drivers do not carry change. An adult must accompany children under five. All drivers have coupons and passes available to purchase for your convenience.

Cash Fares Coupons
Adults (19-59) $1.50 10 / $13.50
Honored Citizen (60 and over, disabled and Medicare card holders) $0.75 10 / $6.75
Adult Monthly Pass $30.00
Youth (18 and under) FREE
Transfers (not allowed for stopovers or return trips) FREE

Exact fare required. Drivers do not carry change. An adult must accompany children under five. All drivers have coupons and passes available for your convenience.

Ride Guide Information


Transfers enable you to continue your trip on another RapidRide bus route, but cannot be used for stopovers or return trips. All transfers are made at the downtown bus transfer facility (MBTC).

Route Brochures

Detailed schedules are available depicting the approximate times for each route. Schedules show a map of the route with the time checkpoints along the way.

The Bus Stop

The next step in catching your bus is locating the nearest bus stop on your route. All designated stops are marked with bus stop signs. Stand by the signs and signal the driver and the bus will pick you up.

Spotting Your Bus

All RapidRide buses will have the route name displayed over the windshield and on the passenger side of the vehicle. Be sure it is the bus you want before depositing your fare. Ask the driver if you are not sure.

Catching Your Bus

When you see the bus you want, signal the driver. Be sure to signal in time for him or her to make a safe stop. The driver will pull over to the curb.

In Short...

Remember, the best way to start a trip is to call us at 605-394-6631. We are available between 7:00 am and 5:30 pm Monday - Friday. We would also like to hear your comments & suggestions.

RapidRide System Maps & Schedules

Borglum silhouette


Alternating loops along West Main St. and Jackson Blvd. Major destinations: Stevens High School, West Middle School, Oyate Health Center, Canyon Lake Park.

View Borglum Route

Coolidge silhouette


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.

View Coolidge Route

Jefferson silhouette


South East and North East Loops. Major destinations: Walmart North, Community Health Center, Dept. of Social Services, Pennington County Fairgrounds.

View Jefferson Route

Lincoln silhouette


North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, Walmart North, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School.

View Lincoln Route

Roosevelt silhouette


North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, Post Office, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School, YMCA, Star Village.

View Roosevelt Route

Washington silhouette


North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, VA Clinic, Walmart North, The Monument, YMCA.

View Washington Route

Rapid Ride

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  • ADA Application
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Advertise With Us!

Advertising space on RapidRide & Dial-A-Ride vehicles is available on the rear and sides of the vehicles.

Terms for advertising are as follows:

$60.00 per month for rear advertising panel

$35.00 per month for side advertising panel

Note: annual contract required

Advertisers are responsible for all production costs. Dimensions for advertising panels vary. Ads must be pre-approved by Rapid Transit System for content, design and color(s).

Please call 605-394-6631 for more information.