City of Galena

The City of Galena contracts with Jo Daviess County Transit to provide on-demand transit service for Galena residents. 

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 the Illinois Department of Transportation. On 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 are made on a first-come, first-served basis.


Service Within the County

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 outside of normal operations.  Please check with the dispatcher at 815-777-8088 for more information and a fare quote. Please provide at least 2 days advance notice of the trip.


Service Within Galena

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, laundromats and social opportunities within the Galena city limits. The general fare for this mid-day (Galena only) service is 50 cents each way. A minimum 24-hour advance notice of the trip is required.


Medical Transportation

Medical transportation is available for medical appointments outside of Galena in Jo Daviess 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 by Medicaid, call First Transit at 1-877-725-0569 and provide your pre-approval number as soon as possible in advance of the trip date. Please provided at least one week advance notice for medical trips. Allow a 15-minute window for your scheduled pickup time, as the transit drivers are often on a tight and diverse schedule.

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