Posted on Jan 5th, 2016

MLK Holiday Schedule

A photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, JR

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.

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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

Posted on Dec 18th, 2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Media Advisory

SMART ribbon cutting ceremony


S.M.A.R.T. adds shuttle route to Golden Triangle Regional Airport

WHO:            Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (S.M.A.R.T.) and the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA).

WHAT:          A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the GTRA Express, a direct connection between the existing Starkville-MSU mass transit network and the airport.

Jeremiah Dumas, director of parking and transit services at MSU, and Mike Hainsey, GTRA executive director, will speak at the ribbon cutting event. MSU President Mark E. Keenum and Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Commissioner Mike Tagert also will offer remarks. MDOT provided funding to establish the GTRA Express route.

WHEN:          1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4.

WHERE:         Golden Triangle Regional Airport, 2080 Airport Road, Columbus.

PHOTO OPPS:            Photo and video opportunities will be available.             

MORE INFO:             For more information, visit or contact Hannah Howell, MSU Transit Services marketing and communication coordinator, at or 662-325-3548.  

Posted on Dec 11th, 2015

NEW Golden Triangle Regional Airport Express Route

Airport Schedule


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 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!

View Schedule

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2015

2015 Holiday Hours

SMART 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

SMART Thanksgiving Hours of Operation

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! 

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