News

  • Thank You!

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Thank You Letter

  • Major Route and Schedule Updates!

After a year of research and planning, including rider surveys and feedback, major changes occurred to River Valley Metro’s routes and schedules beginning July 1, 2017. All changes were designed to make the system more efficient for its users, with the goal of shorter wait times and travel times for most. With streamlined routes and the addition of peak time services, many locations are now served twice per hour instead of hourly.

  • 10 Million Rides!

River Valley Metro Mass Transit District has now provided more than 10 million rides for the people of Kankakee County. Serving the area since 1999, River Valley Metro surpassed the 10 million ride mark in mid-June 2017.

When launched 18 years ago, estimates were that the public transportation system would peak at around 500,000 rides per year. That level was achieved in 2008, and continued to grow to nearly a million rides in 2014.

“We are very appreciative of the support we receive from people in the community”, said Rob Hoffmann, River Valley Metro’s managing director. “Even people who might never use our services understand the value that it brings to the area.”

And, River Valley Metro has announced plans to streamline its service, making it more efficient for most riders. Proposed route and schedule changes, based upon rider surveys and studies, are tentatively scheduled to begin on July 1st. These changes are designed to improve the service for most riders. Proposed new routes and schedules are available at RiverValleyMetro.com and at the Bourbonnais Metro Centre.

  • Most Rides Ever in the Month of January
    February 16, 2015
    River Valley Metro Mass Transit District provided 85,079 rides in the month of January….READ MORE
  • River Valley Metro Recognizes Long-term Board Member
    July 23, 2013
    On June 25th, River Valley Metro Mass Transit District honored Board Member, Mark Regel from Bourbonnais….READ MORE
  • River Valley Metro Adds Their 12th Route
    July 11, 2013
    River Valley Metro continues to grow to meet the needs of their passengers…READ MORE
  • Special New Year’s Eve Hours for River Valley Metro
    December 21, 2012
    During this holiday season, River Valley Metro wants you to be safe…READ MORE
  • River Valley Metro Joins Social Media
    December 11, 2012
    River Valley Metro has recently joined the ranks of other businesses…READ MORE
  • River Valley Metro October Ridership Tops All Months
    December 4, 2012
    River Valley Metro buses are truly on a roll and the number of passengers…READ MORE
  • Metro Conducts Survey
    November 28, 2012
    Transportation plays a vital role in the economic prosperity of a region…READ MORE
  • Transit Certifications Received by Brutlag
    September 11, 2012
    River Valley Metro Director of Operations, Michelle Brutlag has received…READ MORE
  • Ridership to the Kankakee County Fair Largest Ever
    August 17, 2012
    The free shuttle provided by River Valley Metro…READ MORE
  • Ridership Continues to Climb
    August 15, 2012
    River Valley Metro finishes another fiscal year in record fashion…READ MORE
  • Free Shuttle to the Kankakee County Fair
    July 26, 2012
    River Valley Metro will once again offer free transportation to the Kankakee County Fair…READ MORE
  • Ridership at an all time high on River Valley Metro
    April 22, 2011
    As gas prices rise, so does the ridership on public transportation in
    Kankakee County…READ MORE
  • Ridership Rising on River Valley Metro
    August 24, 2010
    Ridership on River Valley Metro buses continues to grow and buck the national trends…READ MORE
  • Metro Receives $1.6 Million Grant to Build New Bradley Transfer Station
    July 23, 2010
    On Thursday, July 22nd, Governor Pat Quinn announced more than $500 million for mass transit infrastructure improvements throughout Illinois….READ MORE
  • Kankakee County Soldiers and River Valley Metro Team Up to Motivate Youth
    April 23, 2010
    The Kankakee County Soldiers and River Valley Metro visited the Lincoln Cultural Centre…READ MORE