Posted on Apr 20th, 2017

Our Trolley is at the Touch A Truck Event

Touch A Truck

Name a kid who wouldn’t love to climb aboard a fire truck or big rig! Touch-a-Truck provides a unique opportunity for children to explore and climb on vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, and delivery – all in one place! Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit will have its TROLLEY there for your children! Climb aboard and ring our bell! 

Purchasing a $5 wristband for your child will provide him/her with an all-access pass to 30+ BIG TRUCKS! And better yet, adults get in for free! Ticket price also includes a voucher for a free hotdog along with access to face painting and balloon animals (while supplies last)! Drinks and chips will be available for purchase at our Touch-A-Truck Snack Shack for $1 each.

When: Saturday, April 22nd from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Where: The Sportsplex in Starkville 

Hail State!

Posted on Apr 6th, 2017

FREE Airport Shuttle for Super Bulldog Weekend Visitors


Visitors coming to Starkville for the Super Bulldog Weekend activities can ride the GTRA Express Shuttle from the airport for FREE. Call our office if you need to be picked or dropped off at any hotel along HWY 12. Our services are Monday - Saturday. 

For pickup/drop-off times at the Mill and Walmart, visit our website:
Stay updated on our Twitter and Facebook page! 
Have a fun weekend and HAIL STATE!!! 

Posted on Jan 26th, 2017

Come Support SMART at the Board of Alderman Meeting

City Hall in Starkville MS

Public Hearing Notice

Mississippi State University is considering applying to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Public Transportation Division, for assistance through its Rural Area Program to provide public transpiration services within the City of Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Funding is available to state agencies, local public bodies and agencies thereof, non-profit organizations, operators of public transportation services in locations other than urbanized area, and, under special circumstances, private operators of public transportation on a competitive basis to undertake eligible transportation activities.  The goals of the Rural Area Program are: to enhance the access of people in non-urbanized area to health care, shopping, education, employment, public services and recreation; to assist in the maintenance, development, improvement, and use of public transportation systems in rural and small urban area; to encourage and facilitate the most efficient use of all Federal funds used to provide passenger transportation in non-urbanized area through the coordination of programs and services ‘and to provide for the participation of private transportation providers in non-urbanized transportation to the maximum extent feasible.The purposes for which these funds can be used are capital purchases that include such items as support vehicles, communication equipment, wheelchair lifts, etc. Administrative costs that include such items as salaries, office supplies, insurance, etc; and operating expenses that include such items as driver’s wages, fuel, oil, etc. More specific details regarding eligible activities, program requirements and the program criteria will be provided at a public hearing which will be held at City Hall in Starkville, Mississippi on February 21st, 2017 at 6 p.m. central time. The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain citizen input into the development of the application. 

Posted on Dec 8th, 2016

Holiday Hours 2016/17

Holiday Hours for Transit and SMART

The Transit and SMART Holiday Hours are as follows:

CAMPUS ROUTES: Greek, Central, and South Loop will not run December 21, 2016 through January 3, 2017. 

CITY ROUTES: Boardtown North & South, Sportsplex, HWY 12, GTRA Express, and Research will not run December 24th, from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m.

From December 21 to January 3 delays can be expected due to restricted service. Forest Products will be serviced by the Sportsplex Route. 

Thank you for riding SMART, Hail State, and Happy Holidays! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates and announcements!

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

Flying Home for the Holidays??

People dressed in Santa Costumes run around a plane

Well ride our GTRA Express Shuttle for FREE!

That's right! It's free! Don't worry about parking at the airport! Let us drive you there and enjoy your travel! You can catch our shuttle at The Mill or at Walmart. Find the pick-up times here: //

We can also pick you up at your residence hall ON CAMPUS! You just need to call us 48 hours in advance of your flight time. Our airport shuttle runs Monday through Saturday. You can find our holiday schedule here: . You can also ride the shuttle back to campus and/or Starkville when you return next semester! It's Fun, Fast, easy.. and we will say it again... FREE!

Call TODAY, don't delay! And we wish you a very Happy Holiday!