S.M.R.T. - Regional Transit Bus for Southwest Wisconsin
rideSMRT Commuter Bus System for Crawford, Vernon and La Crosse Counties
Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit bus service runs weekdays, Monday - Friday.
The bus service began on Monday, December 3, 2012.
SMRT Bus Schedule Changes
Schedule changes effective Tuesday, May 28, 2013
On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 a new SMRT Bus schedule will go into effect. The new schedule was developed in an effort to extend service to more communities and provide the opportunity for more people to use the SMRT Bus. In developing the new schedule, we made every effort to make sure our existing successful routes were not substantially impacted. We believe for the most part we have accomplished this goal. We apologize if the new schedule adversely impacts any of our existing SMRT Bus riders. From time to time we have to make difficult decisions in an attempt to grow and improve the service. Unfortunately it is impossible to meet everyone's needs. Thanks to all of you that use the SMRT Bus, we value your ridership and input.
Area businesses, local units of government, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are contributing to provide inexpensive public bus transportation for Southwest Wisconsin citizens.
The focus of this regional bus transit service is for commuters, elderly and disabled residents, the general public and potential tourism related travel. Each time you board the bus you pay only $3.00 (cash) one way no matter how far you ride. The drivers will not be making change, so please have correct payment ready.
If you have any questions about the routes, please call toll free: 877-444-6543.
SMRT will operate three routes with buses running Monday - Friday.
- Buses will be handicapped accessible with bike carriers
- $3.00 per one way trip. The drivers will not be making change, so please have correct payment ready.
- Depending on the size of the communities served, there would be one to six stops.
- Schedules are subject to change. It is your responsibility to check for updated schedules.
Discount Punch Cards
- $30.00 Value Punch Cards for $25.00
- $60.00 Value Punch Cards for $50.00
- New Monthly Passes Valued at $80.00
- Punch cards are Non-Refundable
Route 1 - Red Route (Monday - Friday)
The Red Route bus early morning route begins in Viroqua, then stops in Readstown, Soldiers Grove, Gays Mills, Mt. Sterling, Seneca, Eastman, and Prairie du Chien. The route then takes Hwy 35 north with stops in Lynxville, Ferryville, Lansing Bridge, De Soto, Genoa, Stoddard to La Crosse. The bus returns to Viroqua through Coon Valley and Westby. The mid-day route loops from Viroqua to Prairie du Chien and back to Viroqua. The late afternoon route loops from Viroqua to Cashton, Westby, Coon Valley, La Crosse, and back to Viroqua through Coon Valley and Westby.
SMRT Route 1 - Red Route Time Schedule (PDF)
(effective May 28, 2013)
Route 2 - Blue Route (Monday - Friday)
The Blue Route bus morning route begins in Viroqua, then goes to Genoa, Stoddard, La Crosse, Coon Valley, Cashton, Westby and back to Viroqua. The bus continues from Viroqua to Readstown, Soldiers Grove, Gays Mills, Mt. Sterling, Seneca, Eastman, to Prairie du Chien, then returning back to Viroqua. The early-afternoon route loops from Viroqua to Genoa, Stoddard, La Crosse, Coon Valley, Westby and back to Viroqua. The late-afternoon route also loops from Viroqua to Genoa, Stoddard, La Crosse, Coon Valley, Westby and back to Viroqua.
SMRT Route 2 - Blue Route Time Schedule (PDF)
(effective May 28, 2013)
Route 3 - Yellow Route (Monday - Friday)
The Yellow Route bus makes two morning loops from Viroqua, to Westby, Coon Valley, La Crosse, Stoddard, Genoa and back to Viroqua. The afternoon bus begins at Viroqua, then goes to Westby, Coon Valley, La Crosse, Stoddard, Genoa, De Soto, Lansing Bridge, Ferryville, Lynxville, Prairie du Chien, Eastman, Seneca, Mt. Sterling, Gays Mills, Soldiers Grove, Readstown, and back to Viroqua.
SMRT Route 3 - Yellow Route Time Schedule (PDF)
(effective May 28, 2013)
Prairie du Chien stops
La Crosse stops
Currently all stops will be made on public streets/roads, business locations are only listed on the routes to assist bus users in identifying the stop locations.
Please check back often as we better define the stops, and identify "park and ride" locations.
- About Schedules and Routes, contact Running Inc. (877) 444-6543.
- About SMRT Vision and the Transportation Coordination Committee, contact:
Peter Fletcher, Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission, (608) 785-9396, email@example.com.
Lynda Wilke, Vernon County, (608) 637-5201, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne Christie, Crawford County, (608) 326-0235, email@example.com
- About the Supplemental Transportation Rural Assistance Program, contact:
Jacob Miller, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, (608) 264-7335, Jacob1.Miller@dot.wi.gov
The transportation system is funded with support from many local governments, businesses, institutions, and the Supplemental Rural Transit Assistance Program (STRAP), which is a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) program administered by the Wisconsin DOT. The FTA also supported the acquisition of the buses. Business supporters include Gundersen Lutheran, Organic Valley, Vernon Memorial Healthcare, Walmart, and Dairyland Power.