105 West 3rd Street Beardstown, IL 62618


City of Beardstown is an equal opportunity provider and employer city government


Illinois River Valley Public Transit

 Mission Statement:
"Every person in the Illinois River Valley area in need of public transportation will receive affordable, dependable and accessible transportation to promote independence, self-sufficiency and economic development."

Phone: (217) 323-4512
Toll free: 1-855-803 RIDE (1-855-803-7433)
121 E 2nd St. Suite 2 Beardstown, IL 62618
Hours: Monday- Friday 7AM-4:30PM

Beginning service in October 2011 the Illinois River Valley Public Transit is a "curb to curb" operation or a demand response system. A demand response transit service is comprised of vehicles operating in response to calls from passengers, or their agents, to the transit operator. The operator dispatches a vehicle to pick up the passenger(s) and transports them their destination.

How to ride:
Call and schedule at least 24 hours in advance to make sure there is available space.
Call and schedule as far ahead as possible to ensure availability. 

All passengers, unless covered by a pre-arranged contact, will remit according to the following fare structure.
Fares are subject to change.
Senior rides (60+) are provided on donation basis. Call for details. 

  • $2.00 one way trip in Beardstown
  • $3.00 one way trip in Cass County
  • $5.00 one way trip to Jacksonville or Macomb
  • $7.50 one way trip to Springfield or Quincy

Illinois River Valley Transportation can accommodate handicap and wheelchair passengers.

This service is best for:

  • Taking trips to the grocery store
  • Shopping 
  • Going to medical appointments
  • Going to work
  • Social visits 
  • Anywhere!