Information for Riding the SMRT Bus

What Is The SMRT Bus

rideSMRT BusThe SMRT Bus is a commuter bus system. The Red, Blue and Yellow Routes provide connections to Prairie du Chien, La Crosse, Viroqua and additional cities and villages in Crawford, Vernon, and La Crosse counties. The Green Route provide transporation from Tomah, Sparta and Salem to La Crosse. The SMRT Bus operates Monday through Friday. A one-way fare is $3. Exact fares (in cash) must be paid upon boarding the bus.

You may download and print out the bus schedules:

Severe Weather Announcements

During severe weather, you can tune to the following radio stations for SMRT Bus Route Cancellations. Viroqua: 102.3 FM, 105.9 FM, 1360 AM; Prairie du Chien: 94.3 FM or go to

To receive SMRT Bus Route updates, text ridesmrt to 662-200-4303.

SMRT Bus Holiday Schedule

The SMRT bus does NOT run on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Reduced hours on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

General Rules for Riding the SMRT Bus

You may download the complete Bus Rules. PDF

Transportation Savings

Riding the SMRT Bus can save you money on your commute to work, school, or medical appointments. This Transportation Savings PDF document will show your potential savings by using the SMRT Bus. Remember a one-way fare on the SMRT Bus is only $3.00 and can be further reduced by purchasing punch cards or monthly passes. Two charts are included in the document. The first chart illustrates the cost of a one way trip between communities based on the cost of the gas that you will put in your vehicle. The calculations are based on a vehicle that gets 25 miles per gallon of gas at a price of $3.50 a gallon. The second chart illustrates the entire cost of a trip based on the Federal Gas Mileage Rate which is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. Calculations use the Federal Gas Mileage Rate of 55.5 cents per mile (rate as of Feb. 1, 2013). It also takes into consideration such things as vehicle maintenance, insurance, gas, etc.

Download the Transportation Savings Information PDF

Any questions or concerns on the bus service, please call 877-444-6543.

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