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Posted on Jan 5th, 2016

MLK Holiday Schedule

S.M.A.R.T Announcement: 

Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit will be closed on January 18th, 2016 in observance of a federal holiday. We will resume regular hours of operation on January 19th, 2016.

For more updates, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ride_smart
For questions, call our office at 662-325-5204. 
Thank you for riding SMART and have a wonderful holiday!
"Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” 
          - Martin Luther King, Jr

Airport Schedule

Posted on Dec 11th, 2015

NEW Golden Triangle Regional Airport Express Route


Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) and the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) are proud to announce a new route which will connect the Starkville community to the GTR Airport. This route will launch on Monday, January 4, 2016, and will be called the GTRA Express Route. The GTRA Express will include stops at HWY 12 West and the Mill, providing direct access from the existing SMART route network. 

Riders can see the new route on the Live Maps section of our webpage at www.smart.msstate.edu. They can also view a chart which displays the arrival and departure times for pick-ups. For more updates on the GTRA Express route, follow SMART on Twitter and like us on our Facebook page. Thank you for riding SMART and flying with the Golden Triangle Regional Airport!

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Posted on Dec 3rd, 2015

2015 Holiday Hours

Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) would like to thank everyone who rode with us this  year. Due to yoursupport, we have been able to expand our reach in the Starkvillecommunity during the 2015 year and have also experienced sizeable increases in our ridership.

We would like to let you know that SMART will suspend the Campus Routes services in conjunction with the holiday break of MSU on December 21st, 2015, unless there is an earlier administrative closing. Campus Routes will resume regular hours of operation on Monday, January 4th, 2016.   
Boardtown North, Boardtown South, Old Main Express, HWY 12, and Sportplex will run regular hours during the holiday break.
The Sportsplex Express will service our Forest Products stop and the HWY 12 Experss will service the Haven12 stop. 
The City Routes will be closed as follows:
December 24th, 2015:        2:30 - 8:00 p.m. Closed
December 25th, 2015:                                   Closed 
January 1st, 2016:                                         Closed 
At SMART, we are continually monitoring our system and working to improve our service to our campus and community.
If at any time we can be of service to you please don’t hesitate contacting us. 
Happy Holidays, Go Dawgs, and Thank You for Riding SMART! 

Posted on Nov 17th, 2015

Thanksgiving Hours

Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th, 2015 for a federal holiday. We will resume our City Routes on Friday, November 27th, 2015. 

Announcements for the holiday hours in December will be announced shortly. 

Please track our buses on our website with the Live Maps section. For any questions about our holiday hours, please call our office at 662-325-5204. Thank you for Riding SMART and have a wonderful holiday! 

For updates, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. 



Posted on Oct 1st, 2015

Sportsplex Change

PLEASE NOTE: The pickup and drop off location at the Sportsplex has changed. Please see the picture to the right. You may park at the front part of the Sportsplex. Please don't park in any of the first rows closest to the building. Use the rows furthest away from the main building. Our buses will pick and drop off riders at the front of their building starting on October 1st, 2015. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 662-325-5204. Thank you for riding SMART! 



Posted on Sep 29th, 2015

The Haunted Trolley

S.M.A.R.T. is pleased to announce that our "Haunted Trolley" will be back at the Pumpkinpalooza event.

The event is on Friday, October 9th, 2015 from 6pm - 8pm. Please feel free to bring your kids out to walk across the scary trolley! If they make it to the end, they get the best treat! 

For more information on the event, please visit the Greater Starkville Developement Partnership's website at : http://www.starkville.org

Visit us on Facebook and Twitter! 

Thank you for riding S.M.A.R.T. and we look forward to seeing you at Pumpkinpalooza! 


Posted on Sep 10th, 2015

Park and Ride CLOSED on Football Fridays

The Park and Ride at Scales will be closed on Fridays before a home football game. Commuters may park in any commuter zone during this time.

If you would like to download a Zone Parking Map, please visit us at this web address: 


For any questions, please call our office at 662-325-2661. 



Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

MSU Gamedays and HWY 12 Route

Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) will be changing the HWY 12 Route slightly on Mississippi State University Gamedays. We will make a connection from The MILL and go directly to Newell Grissom near the stadium. We will not be stopping at The Montgomery Hall location.

This change will take place every home-game:

  • September 12th
  • September 19th
  • October 10th
  • October 17th
  • October 24th
  • November 14th
  • November 28th

If you have any questions regarding this change, please feel free to call our office at 662-325-5204. Thank you for RIDING SMART! (((HAIL STATE))) 

For Updates, connect with us on social media outlets: 





Posted on Aug 28th, 2015

Bulldog Bash/Old Main Express Reroute

On September 11, 2015, we will re-route our OLD MAIN EXPRESS for the festivities taking place in the Cotton District area. We will not stop at the Cotton District East or Cotton District West locations. Please call our office if you have any questions at 662-325-5204. Thank you for RIDING SMART! 


Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

Labor Day Holiday

Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) will be closed in observance of a federal holiday on Monday, September 7th, 2015. We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. 

Please call our office if you have any questions at 662-325-5204. 

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Posted on Jun 29th, 2015


SMART is excited to announce that we are expanding our routes on JULY 1st! We are covering more areas in Starkville to shop, play, and learn! 

Some new area's that we are visiting on the southern part of town is Salvation Army, Dirt Cheap, and Emerson Family School! Starkville High School, Armstrong Middle School, and Sudduth Elementary School will also have a stop right around the corner! 

USING THE MAP: On the map, you will find our routes in various colors which cover different areas of Starkville. When looking at the map, you will notice small circles with numbers. Each number has a name assigned to a stop. These are the only places that our buses and trolleys will be able to stop. Also notice our circular HUBS (where two or more buses link or meet). You can jump from one bus to another bus when you reach your hub or destination. If you feel that you need some help at any time, our wonderful drivers will glady assist you. You can also call our office at 662-325-5204 at any time. 

TRACKING THE BUS OR TROLLEY: Using your smart phone or any device that connects to the internet, you can visit our website @ www.transit.msstate.edu . This website allows our riders to check on the status of our buses and trolleys. If you need any assistance with this website, please feel free to call our office at 662-325-5204. 

A new route, called the HWY 12 Loop, will be a favorite for many of our MSU Students. This route will allow our students to directly connect to our larger, shopping centers, which include Walmart, Vowell's Supermarket, and Kroger. 

SMART is a FREE public transportation system for our city of Starkville, and we are proud to keep our buses and trolleys rolling along! Anyone can ride SMART. We ask that riders 16 and under have an adult present when they ride our buses and trolleys. 

GET CONNECTED: Find us on social media: 

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ride_smart

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Starkville-MSU-Area-Rapid-Transit-SMART/1...

If you or any rider have questions about getting materials, brochures, or information in another language, we will be happy to assist you! Please call our Marketing Office at 662-325-3548. 

Posted on May 11th, 2015

Closed on Memorial Day- May 25th

Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit will be closed on May 25th, 2015 in observance for Memorial Day. We will resume our services on May 26th, 2015.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 662-325-5204. 

2015 Graduation Parking Map

Posted on May 4th, 2015

Spring Commencement Parking

The Mississippi State University Starkville Campus is holding its Spring Commencement on May 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. and May 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Parking Services is providing the attached map for assistance with parking and traffic flow. The map shows available parking areas, plus handicap parking and handicap unloading/loading on Humphrey Coliseum's east side. Guests using handicap parking must have a valid handicap placard and/or license plate. If you have any further questions please contact Cambrie Johnston at 325-3940. 

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Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

SMART TROLLEY & Touch A Truck Event!!!

(((Ding Ding!!)))) Come ring our Trolley's bell at the "Touch a Truck Event" this Saturday at the Sportsplex in Starkville! We will kick things off at 10 am - 1 pm. Remember, if you don't have transportation, just ride one of our buses over from any of our stops in town! 

  • First hour is Bell and Horn Free for the little ones! 
  • We have some special stickers and treats for the kiddos!
  • Take pictures and post them to our Facebook and Twitter pages (Hashtag:  #starkvilleSMART)    

We look forward to meeting all our families in Starkville! Thank you for Riding SMART! 



Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

Research Routes!!!

Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit is proud to announce that our new shelters are assembled along the Research Route. Please find the locations on the picture attached to this announcement. We will also be adding a new stop in the near future at 500 Technology Blvd. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office at 325-5204! Thank you for Riding SMART! 

Posted on Feb 16th, 2015

S.M.A.R.T. to Host Public Forum

SMART will be hosting a public notice meeting at the Starkville Sportsplex on February 18th, 2015 at 5:30.

During this meeting, we encourage all of our Starkville Community members and businesses to come and support our public transportation system. We will go over any changes to our routes for the 2016 fiscal year. Comments from the public will also be allowed to take place. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you there! For more information, please see our ad in the Starkville Daily News Classifieds section.


All interested public and private transit and paratransit operators within the City of Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi are hereby advised that Mississippi State University is applying to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Public Transportation division, Jackson, Mississippi, for a grant under 49 U.S.C. 5311 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP – 21), for the provision of public transportation services. New advances and changes that will implemented during the fiscal year 2016 will be announced and presented to the public. The purpose of this notice is to advise all interested community members of the proposed changes in services for the coming future.

Comments either for or against this service by the public will be received at any time within 10 days from the date of this notice. All comments should be addressed to MSU Transit Services, P.O. Box 6350, Mississippi State University, Mississippi, 39759.

The venue of the meeting will be held at the Starkville Sportsplex at 405 Lynn Lane, Starkville, MS 39759 at 5:30 p.m. on February 18th, 2015. The Starkville community can access the meeting using the SMART Sportsplex and Boardtown Routes.

The official Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit logo

Posted on Feb 16th, 2015

Changes to the Old Main Express route

Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit will be implementing changes to the Old Main Express Route. Those changes include the following:

  • A new stop will be at the intersection of Hartness Street and University Drive.
  • The Old West Point Road stop will be moved to the entrance of Fire Station One on University Drive.

Thank you for riding with SMART!

A preview of transit.msstate.edu on a smart phone.

Posted on Feb 16th, 2015

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