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Decatur Public Transit fares resume July 25




Decatur, IL – Bus fares are returning for riders of the Decatur Public Transit System (DPTS) beginning Monday, July 25, 2022.

Fare collection was suspended in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The return of fares will allow DPTS to move forward with improvements and enhancements that have been delayed.

“We are looking forward to resuming a number of planned upgrades to our buses and facilities,” said Transit Administrator Lacie Elzy. “Enhancements such as Wi-Fi on the buses, increased trip frequency, real-time bus location services, and a potential optimized Sunday route have all been in the works.”

Regular fares of $1 for adults, $0.80 for youth aged 5-18, and $0.50 for senior citizens or a disabled passenger with correct ID card will be reinstated. Children under five accompanied by a fare-paying passenger and passengers with a Circuit Breaker certification will receive free rides. All fare information can be found at

All regular bus routes will resume fair collection. Free rides will continue for the downtown trolley route, along with a few specialized amusement routes such as the shuttle to Splash Cove and Park-N-Ride Devon Amphitheater route.

Fare reinstatement has been well publicized inside DPTS buses and along the bus marquees for the past several weeks. Tokens and bus passes are on sale again and can be purchased at the dispatch/transit center at 353 E William St.

Citizens can call 217-424-2800 for any additional information.

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