ADA Paratransit Service

The District provides origin-to-designation transportation services for people with disabilities and who are unable to utilize the Districts fixed routes, including the Saluki Express service.  These services must begin within ¾ miles of the fixed route.  The District does not provide Same Day service currently.  Eligible users of the ADA Paratransit Service must schedule reservations at least one full day in advance.  Eligible users can request reservations up to seven days in advance.

The District’s website will be undergoing an update.  Detailed route maps and a Rider’s Guide will be available.

Contact the District’s ADA Coordinator regarding questions regarding this service.

Download the application for Paratransit Transportation Services here.  Fill out the application completely and legibly.  The Professional Verification must be completed by a doctor, licensed health care provider or licensed rehab/social worker familiar with your disability. 

Submit signed and completed applications to:

ADA Eligibility Application
Care of ADA Coordinator
Jackson County Mass Transit District
602 East College Street
Carbondale, Illinois, 62901


Saluki Express and Service

The Saluki Express is coming to JCMTD!  We are working towards providing efficient service.  There are several service changes scheduled to begin over the next few months.  These changes are intended to improve services and ensure the services are available for those invididuals who need these services.

Scheduling a Ride

All riders are required to provide 24-hour advance notice to schedule a ride.  This ensures there is proper seating available and assists with on time performance.  The district will begin to enforce this scheduling practice on May 1, 2024.  After May 1, 2024 Same Day Service will no longer be available.  Please contact Dispatch at 618.549.0304 to schedule a ride with at least 24 hours advance notice.

Door to Door Service

Effective June 1, 2024, the District will only offer origin to destination (door to door) service for ADA Complimentary Paratransit Routes.  Riders must meet ridership eligbility requirements.  Download an elgibility application hereRiders who are not eligible for this service are encouraged to ride the Carbondale area fixed route system (Saluki Express).

Carbondale Residential Route

Effective June 1, 2024 the Carbondale Residential routes will be discontinued.  All rides are encouraged to utilize the Saluki Express routes.  For more informaiton on the Saluki Express click here.  

Carbondale Murphysboro Route

Effective June 1, 2024 the Carbondale Murphysboro route will be reduced to one bus and weekend service will be discontinued.  All rides must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.  


JCMTD and Sunrise Talent Solutions, LLC are hosting a Career Fair. Click above for more information.

The Saluki Express is coming to JCMTD! We are looking for a motivated, fun, energetic and family oreinted people to join our team. We will train and help you get your CDL with a passenger endorsement and air brake restriction removed. It’s an exiciting time to be part of this expansion! We are looking for a Fleet Manager, Mechanic, Full and Part Time drivers. Competitive pay, benefits and a great team.

If driving isnt your cup of tea then take a look at the diverse opportunities at Career Connect! So much more then just professional driving!

As part of JCMTD’s continued effort to improve services, we would like to hear from you.  Please take just a few minutes and complete the JCMTD Survey.  The responses from the survey will be utilized to help JCMTD improve our services.

Click Here for Survey

602 E College Street

Carbondale, Illinois

Monday – Friday

7:00 AM until 5:00 PM


8:00 AM until 12:00 PM

To schedule a ride please call


What We Do

Jackson County Mass Transit District (JCMTD) is a public mass transportation system that strives to provide safe, efficient, and affordable transportation to the general public. Created by the Jackson County Board in 1992, we have been in operation since 2002.

We know Jackson County and getting you to your destination is as important to us as it is to you. Trust is earned and JCMTD strives everyday to gain your trust. 

View Bus Routes Online

All JCMTD services deviate from specified routes to provide the best service we can to our community.  Whether it is door to door or curb to curb, riders can call our dispatch number to reserve a ride to and from their home or other service area locations.

To request deviation pick up and drop off, simply give us a call and we’ll pick you up – 618-549-0304

If you need any accommodations, just ask! We will make every accommodation possible to get you to your destination. 

Token Transit

You may now purchase your JCMTD passes with your mobile device through the Token Transit app! Token Transit offers you another great alternative to cash, while helping you board faster and easily manage your bus fare from your mobile device. Visit our Mobile Fares page for more information.

Policies & Closures

JCMTD is closed on: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.