RYDE Transit – Public Transportation Program (Reach Your Destination Easily)

R.Y.D.E (Reach Your Destination Easily) Transit

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Reach Your Destination Easily (R.Y.D.E.) Transit is a public transit system that is open to everyone. Please call (308) 865-5677 to schedule your RYDE today!  Public Transportation is easy to ride and open to everyone.

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How Does R.Y.D.E. Transit Work?

  • Please schedule your rides at least 24 hours in advance to allow us to better serve you.
  • When calling to schedule a ride, have your destination and appointment time available.
  • Dispatch will schedule your ride and call you with your pickup time.
  • Due to the nature of our services, this means we could arrive 15 minutes prior or 15 minutes after your schedule pick-up time.
  • When you are done with your appointment, call for your return trip. Wait times will vary based on system demand.
  • Check out the links below for more information on the counties and communities we serve.

For information on the Mobility Management project in Franklin and Webster counties, and the City of Guide Rock, click on the icon below:

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For information about Public Transit Service in Nebraska, please click on the logo below:

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R.Y.D.E. Transit Transportation

R.Y.D.E. Transit operates buses in Buffalo, Adams, Dawson, Franklin, Hamilton, Kearney, and Gosper counties and in the City of Ravenna.  We provide public transportation to medical appointments, shopping areas, congregate dinners, and social activities.  Services are open to the public at low-cost fares.  All 12-passenger buses are lift equipped.  Please call (308) 865-5677 for more information.

Select your county below for R.Y.D.E Transit County information or Click here for the Fare Rate and Schedule for all counties.

Contact Information

R.Y.D.E. Transit, 715 E. 11th St., Kearney NE 68848

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Phone: (308) 865-5677

Fax:  (308) 865-9100

E-mail: RYDE@mnca.net

Location

Buffalo County:  Kearney, Gibbon, Shelton, Riverdale, Elm Creek, Miller, Ravenna and Amherst

Tuesday: Riverdale, Elm Creek, Miller, Amherst

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  Gibbon and Shelton

Frequency

Office & Dispatch Hours – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Monday thru Friday Bus Operation Hours – 6:00 am to 6:00 pm – Monday thru Friday

All Fares General Public – Cash, Check, or Punch Cards

Cost

In Town Per Boarding: $2.00

In County Out of Town Per Boarding: $5.00 (then use in town boardings rate)

Out of Transit System Boarding: $8.00 (then use in town boarding rate)

Cab Tickets: $4.50 per ticket

Punch Cards – Yellow: $20.00 per card (12 one-way trips)

Days and Hours of Operation:

Dispatch Hours – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Monday thru Friday
Bus Operation Hours – 6:00 am to 6:00 pm – Monday thru Friday All Fares General Public – Cash, Check, or Punch Cards

Contact Information

Karin

RYDE Transit – 815 W. 3rd St., Hastings, NE 68901

Phone: (402) 463-5681

Fax:  (402) 463-6971

E-mail: rydeach@mnca.net

In Town Per Boarding: $2.00

In County Out of Town Per Boarding: $5.00 (then use in town boardings rate)

Out of Transit System Boarding: $8.00 (then use in town boarding rate)

Punch Cards – Yellow: $20.00 per card (12 one-way trips)

 

Including the cities of Lexington, Gothenburg, Cozad, Farnam, Willow Island, Overton, Sumner, and Eddyville

Bus/Dispatch Operation Hours – 8:00am to 5:00pm – Monday thru Friday All Fares General Public – Cash, Check, or Punch Cards

Contact Information

407 East 6th Street (Grand Generation Center)

Lexington, NE 68850

Phone: 308.324.3670

Fax: 308.324.3670

Cost

In Town Per Boarding: $1.00

Out of County Per Boarding:  $4.00 (add $1.00 per boarding in town)

Punch Cards – Yellow:  $20.00 per card (12 one-way trips)

Contact Information

Linda

621 15th Ave. P.O. Box 263 Franklin, NE 68939-0263

Phone: (308) 425-3724

Location

Kearney or Hastings

Frequency

Bus/Dispatch Operation Hours – 8:00am to 5:00pm – Monday thru Friday All Fares General Public – Cash, Check, or Punch Cards

Cost

In Town Per Boarding:  $1.00
In County Out of Town Per Boarding: $3.00 (includes stops in towns)

Out of County Per Boarding:  $5.00 (includes stops in town)
Punch Cards – Yellow:  $20.00 per card (24 one-way trips)

 

Bus/Dispatch Operation Hours – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm – Monday thru Friday All Fares General Public – Cash, Check, or Punch Cards

Contact Information

Hamilton County Senior Services, 1205 11th Street, Auorora NE 68818

Phone: (402) 694-2177

Aurora

Monday – Friday

Grand Island

Tuesday and Friday

 

Hastings, Hampton, Phillips, Hordville, Marquette, York and Giltner

As needed

Cost

In Town Per Boarding:  $1.50

In County Out of Town Per Boarding: $3.00 (includes stops in town)

Out of County Per Boarding:  $7.00 (includes stops in town)

Punch Cards – Orange: $12.00 per card (8 one-way trips)

Bus/Dispatch Operation Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact Information

Rhonda

403 N. Colorado Minden, NE 68959

Phone: (308) 832-2139

Kearney

Every Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 pm – (Minden to Kearney and return)

Grand Island

Each month which has 5 Mondays (Dec/March/June/Oct/Nov)

Hastings

4th Monday of the month

Cost

In Town Per Boarding: $1.00
In County Out of Town Per Boarding: $3.00 (includes stops in town)

Out of County Per Boarding: $5.00 (includes stops in town)
Punch Cards:  $20.00 per card (24 one-way trips)

 

Contact Information

Bus/Dispatch Operation Hours – 8:00am to 5:00pm – Monday thru Friday All Fares General Public – Cash, Check, or Punch Cards

Gosper County Courthouse, PO Box 101, Elwood, NE 68937-0101

Phone: (308) 785-2036 Fax: (308) 865-1358

Smithfield to Kearney

1st Monday of the month

Lexington

Tuesday

Smithfield to Holdrege

Friday

Cost

In Town Per Boarding: $1.00
In County Out of Town Per Boarding: $3.00 (includes stops in town)

Out of County Per Boarding: $5.00 (includes stops in town)
Punch Cards:  $20.00 per card (24 one-way trips)

Contact Information

Bus/Dispatch Operation Hours – 8:00am to 5:00pm – Monday thru Friday All Fares General Public – Cash, Check, or Punch Cards

107 W. Genoa St.

Ravenna, NE 68869

Phone: 308- 452-3142

Fax: 308-865-9100

Kearney

Wednesday and Friday

Grand Island

Thursday

Cost

In Town Per Boarding: $1.00
In County Out of Town Per Boarding: $3.00 (includes stops in town)

Out of County Per Boarding: $5.00 (includes stops in town)
Punch Cards:  $20.00 per card (24 one-way trips)

R.Y.D.E. Transit Success Story

*Jan, an elderly woman living alone, began using R.Y.D.E. Transit for transportation to her chemotherapy treatments following a lumpectomy. Jan could not drive herself to and from treatment due to the effects of her medications. She said, “Without this service I would have had to move from my home to live with relatives in Omaha. Your drivers were compassionate and caring. One day, after a very bad bout of nausea, the driver even sat beside me in the van and held me while I cried. You have a wonderful service.”
*Name has been changed to protect customer privacy.