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New Downtown Connect Route!

Downtown Connect

Ride your FREE connection from downtown to campus.
(Note: The first day of service is August 21, 2017.)

The Downtown Connect is a 15-minute express shuttle connecting downtown Waco and Baylor University campus running Monday through Friday.  7:25 a.m. to 10:25 a.m., then 1:25 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.

This is a flag stop route, meaning you can catch the shuttle at any safe location along the route by making eye contact with the driver and waving your arm. Download the free Ride Systems app on your smartphone to track the shuttle in real-time. See service schedule for days of operation.

Thank you to our sponsors, City of Waco and Heritage Quarters for providing the Downtown Connect!

Route Information

Downtown Connect


Take Our Survey & Help Improve Our Service!

Waco Transit System and the Waco Rapid Transit Corridor (RTC) team invite you to participate in an online survey to assist us in developing potential alternatives for rapid transit in Waco.  The RTC team conducted the project’s first public workshop at the Waco Multi-Purpose Center on June 15, 2017. At the workshop, we received feedback on potential routing alignments and station elements, as well as potential risks, concerns, and community impacts.

Now, we’d like to hear from you and your neighbors! It only takes 5 minutes to get your voice heard! Our team has converted the exercises from our workshop into an online survey, which will remain open to the public through Labor Day weekend. We encourage you to take a few minutes to let us know how you feel about transit and the opportunity to re-imagine how we provide service in the Greater Waco area.

Take the survey!

Silo District/Downtown Trolley -- FREE PARKING

Ride the Silo District Trolley and enjoy Downtown Waco in a convenient loop!  Service runs every 15-20 minutes, Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Follow the signs in Downtown Waco, to FREE parking and ride the TROLLEY for FREE and easily get to all of Waco's most popular shopping, dining and art venues in the downtown area.

Silo Trolley

Watch our new PSA featuring the single

"Hometown Heart" by Holly Tucker

Watch our new PSA featuring the single "Hometown Heart" by Holly Tucker!

"Hometown Heart" promotes our Rural Transportation District and provides transportation to anyone in the rural areas of McLennan County in order to improve access to jobs, education, healthcare and more for as little as $3!

Trips can be arranged by calling Waco Transit System at least 24 hours in advance at (254) 750-1620 or 877-875-RIDE (7433).  You can schedule your trip up to 2 weeks in advance. Same-day trips are $5 for a one-way trip, with limited availability.

Read more about Rural Transit...

McLennan County Rural Transportation District

Frequently Asked Questions

Mclennan County Rural Transportation Map

GPS Tracking (Fixed Routes) (Baylor Routes)

*Android & iPhone Apps available now!

About Us

We provide safe and reliable public transportation to the citizens of Waco and the surrounding communities.

Services include: a fixed route bus service within the City of Waco, the Baylor University Shuttle (BUS) and a Demand Response Van for individuals with special transportation needs.

Other special services include the Gold Rush Tailgate, Safe Ride Home on New Year's Eve and trolley rentals.

Bus Station Location

Fixed Bus Route Hours:

Monday through Friday
from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Saturdays from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.
(254) 750-1620

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