On November 1st, 2022, Greyhound Lines Inc. will officially begin service from the Sangamon Mass Transit District Transfer Center, located at 111 South 11th St. Just five miles from its previous location, the new partnership between SMTD and Greyhound aims to provide seamless connectivity between local and intercity transit.
Construction of the new SMTD Transfer Center began in 2021 and is currently home to SMTD local bus service. Greyhound will serve as the station’s first national intercity transportation provider in November with plans for Amtrak to join in 2025. With the completion of the Springfield Sangamon County Transportation Center scheduled for 2025, the SMTD Transfer Center will further solidify itself as part of the primary transportation hub for Springfield.
“Co-locating with multiple modes of travel is one of our key strategies for making transportation easier for the cities we serve,” said Adam Manlove, Regional Vice President, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “We are thankful for our partnership with SMTD and we are excited to combine our visions to create a more convenient travel experience for Springfield citizens and visitors.”
Each stop will include one arriving and one departing schedule daily. From the SMTD transit center, customers will have the opportunity to connect to Greyhound’s network of over 1,700 destinations nationwide, including Chicago and St. Louis. Springfield visitors will find the new location particularly convenient as it is less than a mile away from the Bank of Springfield Convention Center.
“SMTD is always working to improve transportation access for our community, and this partnership with Greyhound will be an exciting addition to the options that will be available at the new “Hub,” said Steve Schoeffel, SMTD Managing Director. “In addition to all the services and businesses available around the new Hub, Greyhound passengers will also have easier access to every corner of the Springfield area that SMTD’s route system serves.”