Posted on May 11th, 2017

Ride the Bus to Staff Appreciation Day

Staff Appreciation Drop Off

With the relocation of Staff Appreciation Day to Newell-Grissom due to rain and in appreciation of the hard work of all the staff across campus, Parking and Transit Services will be modifying their campus routes to include a temporary stop adjacent to Newell-Grissom. Please see the attached map showing the temporary location.

The following routes will be modified so that the majority of campus will have access to transit services without the need of walking or using your private vehicle:

-          Central Loop – The Central Loop has stops at Montgomery Hall, Barnes and Noble, Giles Hall, the Coliseum, Griffis Hall, Hilbun Hall, Bowen Hall, and Oak Hall.

-          Research Loop – The Research Loop has stops at Giles Hall, the Coliseum, 100 Research Boulevard, the HPCC, CAVS, and Haven 12.

For more information on the exact routing of each Loop, visit

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at Staff Council Day.

MSU Parking and Transit Services

Posted on May 8th, 2017

Summer Route Change

GTR Airport Shuttle

Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) is modifying and closing several routes during the summer,

Route changes

The Central Loop, South Loop and Greek Loop will have limited service from May 8-15. These routes will be suspended with no service from May 16-Aug. 14.

From May 15 to Aug. 14, the Sportsplex Express will service the Wise Center and Forest Products. During this time, the Sportsplex Express will only operate with one shuttle and service times will be delayed.

From May 15 to Aug. 14, the Research Loop will also service Montgomery Hall and hub with the Sportsplex Express and Hwy. 12 Express.

All routes will be suspended Aug. 10-11 for training.

Normal operations

The Boardtown North, Boardtown South, Hwy. 12 Express, Old Main Express and GTRA Express will continue to operate their normal hours during the summer.

All of the SMART routes will resume regular service on Aug. 15. Learn more about SMART at

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.