Jo Daviess County Transit is a federal and state subsidized public transportation system operated by The Workshop with support from Jo Daviess County Board, Townships and Illinois Department of Transportation. Our demand-response service is available for the general public throughout the county. Vehicles are handicapped accessible and equipped with lifts or ramps. Reservations are necessary to obtain service, which is based on availability and accommodations made on a first-come, first-served basis. Regularly scheduled routes to-and-from Galena run weekly mornings and afternoons from all communities in the county. Service is restricted to availability of vehicles and unoccupied seats per vehicle. The fare is based on the district in which you live, generally between $1 and $3 each way. On occasion, a trip request may be for a destination or time frame not normally provided by us; please check with our dispatcher (at one of the phone numbers listed above) for more information and a fare quote. Please give us at least 2 days advance notice of the trip.
General public transportation is available within the City of Galena on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Riders generally use this service for access to shopping centers, employment sites, medical facilities, laundromat and social opportunities within Galena city limits. The general fare for this mid-day (Galena only) service is 50 cents each way. We require 24 hours advance notice of the trip. Medical transportation is available for medical appointments within the county and to some adjoining counties. Service is restricted to availability of vehicles and unoccupied seats per vehicle. The fare for medical trips is $6 per hour from pick-up at your home to drop-off back home. If your trip will be paid be Medicaid, call First Transit at 1-877-725-0569 and provide us your pre-approval number as soon as possible in advance of the trip date. Please give us at least one week advance notice for medical trips. Allow a 15 minute window for your scheduled pickup time, as our drivers are often on a tight and diverse schedule.