Posted on Apr 22nd, 2016

Touch-A-Truck on April 23

Promo image for Touch-A-Truck

Come see us at the Touch A Truck Event on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. We will have our trolley on display at the Sportsplex in Starkville. Admission is $5 per child. There will be a "bell-free" time period in the morning for the little ones. From 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., you can ring our trolley bell (((Ding Ding)))!!! We will see you there!


Posted on Apr 14th, 2016

Super Bulldog Weekend Shuttles

Cotton District Arts Festival Poster and the mascot Bully

Super Bulldog Weekend 

If you are in town for Super Bulldog Weekend, then come ride our buses and trolleys! We will have a special Davis Wade Stadium Route from 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016. This route will take our riders from Mississippi State's campus (GILES HALL) and connect directly with the Starkville Daily News parking lot. Pickup times will be approximately every 30 minutes. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to call our office at 662-325-5204. 

We also have routes that cover the city of Starkville. Visit this page for a map:


Thank you for riding SMART, and enjoy your beautiful weekend in our city of Starkville! 

Follow us on Twitter for updates throughout the weekend festivities!

Posted on Mar 30th, 2016

MSU Campus Airport Pickup

Regular Pickup Times at the Mill and Walmart

The new GTRA Express Route is now picking up Mississippi State students on campus! We are able to come to your residential area (dormitories, greek houses, etc..) throughout the day.

Please follow these instructions for pickup:

Students need to call the Transit Services office and schedule their pickup time and location. We ask that all students call 24 hours in advance of their flight time. (Please note that our offices are closed on Sunday, so for any flights leaving on Monday, the reservation must be made on the previous Saturday or 48 hours in advance). In the case that you did not reach someone on the phone, please leave a detailed message with your name, flight time, pickup location, and phone number. You will receive a confirmation phone call from our office. 

The GTRA Express Route will still be servicing the Mill and Walmart during regular schedules throughout the day. Please click here for that schedule:

Thank you for riding SMART. For reservations, questions or concerns, please call our office at (662) 325-5204. 

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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.

For more updates, follow us on Twitter:
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.