Rural Transit

Rural Transit:

Rural Transit will be closed Monday, January 18th, 2021 for MLK Day

Rural Indiana residents are invited to take a short survey on transportation needs! The survey, available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Indiana_Transportation, is part of a mobility needs assessment that will be included in the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plans for rural areas. A coordinated plan assesses mobility needs and gaps in transportation service for older adults, individuals with disabilities, people with low incomes, and the general public, and identifies projects that will meet these needs/close the gaps. The survey will be open until February 28, 2021.

If you would like to receive a printed copy of the survey with a stamped return envelope, or if you would like to receive the survey in an alternate format, please contact RLS & Associates at (937) 299-5007 or rlsasc@rlsandassoc.com.

Effective Immediately 4/17/20:

Rural Transit will be taking calls and appointment’s for prescription and grocery deliveries in all four service counties: Monroe, Owen, Putnam and Lawrence countries. These are no-person trips to coordinate getting necessary supplies to home-bound individuals. Reminder, for Monroe County, these deliveries can not be city to city within the Bloomington boundaries. Rural Transit will not charge the individual for this service. Certainly donations will be accepted and encouraged. To schedule this service, individual’s must call their county’s Rural Transit office. (see below)


Effective Thursday April 17th, Rural Transit’s Owen County Connector route is suspended. Individuals who may need transportation due to this alteration should call Rural Transit at 812-876-1079 to schedule door to door transportation. Thank you.

Rural Transit

A service of Area 10 Agency on Aging, Rural Transit is for everyone. Rural Transit offers bus service in Lawrence, Monroe, Owen and Putnam counties, and anyone can ride regardless of age or disability. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Services offered include:

Scheduled Routes: We have routes operating throughout Monroe & Owen Counties. For detailed destination & departure locations/times, please refer to the schedules posted here on our web page.

Door-to-Door Transportation: Do you need to go shopping or perhaps make a trip to see your doctor? Rural Transit offers door-to-door transportation with ADA compliant wheelchair lifts available on request.

To make a reservation for door-to-door transportation, please call our office as far in advance as possible. Please keep in mind that availability is limited and we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Rural Transit

Monroe: (812) 876-1079
Owen: (812) 829-6066
Putnam: (765) 848-1508
Lawrence: (812) 876-1079

Express Routes:

2019 Owen County Connector(Click here)

Spencer/Ellettsville going to/from Kinser Pike Bus stop BT Route 1 North Connection

Effective Thursday April 17th,  Rural Transit’s Owen County Connector route is suspended. Individuals who may need transportation due to this alteration should call Rural Transit at 812-876-1079 to schedule door to door transportation. Thank you.

The below Connector route will no longer be in service as of January 29th, 2021. Please call office at 812-876-1079 for further details.

Park 48 Connector(Click here)

Ivy Tech going to/from Whitehall Plaza Bus stop BT Route 3 West Connection. On Fridays, last transport from Ivy Tech is 5:35 pm.

Beginning August 24th Rural Transit will begin servicing Ivy Tech/Park 48 thru Whitehall Plaza Connector Routes. 

Additional Ellettsville Connection see below

Ellettsville Connection 812-876-1079

Colonial Apartments to Whitehall Plaza

6:30am

9:30am

12:30pm

FREE TRANSFER TO BT 3 EAST

any persons needing to return to Ellettsville, would need to board BT 3 West to connect to Whitehall Plaza at 4:00pm

Connector Guide(Click here)