Warren County Public Transportation

Your Journey. Our Priority.

Contact Information

Bulletin Board

Morgan Lewis

Director Of Transportation

Welcome to Public Transportation!

Our Mission

WCPT will provide affordable, safe and accessible public transportation to enhance the quality of life for Residents of Warren County by promoting independence, self-sufficiency and economic opportunity. 

About us

Warren County Public Transit is a federal and state-subsidized public transportation system. Since 1982, our commitment to serving Warren County and its residents has been unshakeable and our dedication remains incomparable. It is our mission to provide reliable, safe, and user-friendly transportation to the residents of Warren County to enhance their quality of life. Whether you are looking for a ride to a local restaurant or to an appointment, WCPT has your back! This service is a first come, first serve basis that does allow for same day bookings. Please make sure you call ahead two hours prior to schedule a ride.

Current Fares

Fare Rates:

  • Disabled Riders – General Public Fare rate applies.
  • Student Riders – General Public Fare rate applies.
  • Seniors (60 years and older) – no charge, sponsored by Western Illinois Area on Agin Association
  • Children Under 5 – No cost
  • Donations are always welcome!
General Public Fare Rates:
  • Anywhere in Monmouth – $1.00
  • To Roseville – $5.00 one way
  • To Smithshire – $5.00 one way
  • To Kirkwood – $3.00 one way
  • To Galesburg – $7.00 – $10.00 one way
  • To Oquawka – $10.00 one way
  • To Stronghurst – $10.00 one way

*Free for Children under the age of 5.

*Seniors wishing to take advantage of the Senior Ride Free Program sponsored by Western Illinois Area on Aging Association must enroll at Warren County Public Transportation located at 1360 South Main Street or call 309-690-7713.

*We offer diminishing balance as a way to prepay for transportation services.

*Warren County Public Transportation is a curb-to-curb service. 

Our CURB-TO-CURB operations run Monday – Friday, from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Closed Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day       
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Here are a few ways to help Warren County Public Transportation work better for you:

  • To guarantee you arrive at your desired time, please schedule your ride a minimum 2 hours in advance. If the ride is to Galesburg, a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
  • Also let the dispatcher know if you will also need to be picked up.
  • Riders need to be ready for pick up 15 minutes prior to and/or after scheduled pick up time.
  • Let the dispatcher know you need to make more than one stop.
  • Every passenger needs to have a reservation.
  • If you need to cancel a ride, please call as far in advance as possible.
  • Be prepared to take your packages with you in one trip on/off the vehicle.
  • WCPT abides by all Illinois Child Passenger Safety Requirements and can be found on the Illinois Secretary of State website. 
  • WCPT does not provide car seats.


The Illinois Relay Service makes it possible for those who have difficulty understanding or being understood on the telephone to communicate fully each time they make or receive a call. The system is open 24 hours a day and is free of charge.

Dial 7-1-1 or:
Voice                                         7-1-1 or 1-800-526-0857
TTY                                            7-1-1 or 1-800-526-0844
VCO (Voice Carryover)              1-877-826-1130
Speech-to-speech                     1-877-526-6690
TTY (Spanish)                             1-800-501-0864
Voice Users (Spanish)                1-800-501-0865

  • Warren County Public Transportation information is subject to change.
  • Warren County Public Transportation documents are available in alternative formats upon request.


Non-Discrimination Statement

WCPT operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin and persons with disabilities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint, which can be found on the right side of this webpage, with the WCPT by contacting Morgan Lewis, Director of Transportation at 309-690-7713 or email [email protected].


Complaints may also be filed directly with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Civil Rights Office. 

                  ATTN: Title VI Program Coordinator 69 Washington Street Room 2100 Chicago, IL 60602 or with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

                  ATTN: Title VI Program Coordinator, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington DC 20590.

Freedom of Information (FOIA)

PLEASE send your FOIA requests to the appropriate office.

This is the Public Transportation Office.
Please direct your FOIA requests to: [email protected]

FOIA request form

Instructions for Requesting Information and Public Records
1. Please make your request for records in writing. Warren County does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose, however
a form is available in the link above for your convenience. To submit the available form electronically you must save it to your computer then e-mail it to the appropriate department below. You may submit your written request by mail, fax, email or in person. If sending your request via email, use FOIA in the subject line to identify your emails as a FOIA request and to reduce the possibility of it being filtered as SPAM.

2. Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. Remember, FOIA is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions. To the extent that you wish to ask questions of a representative of Warren County, please refer to the department list below.

3. Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records, or whether you wish to examine the records in person. You have the right to do either.

4. For black and white, letter or legal sized copies, the first 50 pages are free, unless a different fee is otherwise fixed by statute. Any additional pages will be charged at .15 cents per page. Color and abnormal size copies will be charged the actual cost of copying.

5. You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do so, please include the following statement (or a similar statement) in your written FOIA request. “I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request.” In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for information is in the public interest – not simply your personal interest – and merits a fee waiver.

6. Please include your name, preferred telephone numbers(s), mailing address, and, if you wish, your electronic mail address. 

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Overview
The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act is to ensure that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government, and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials.
The principle mandate of the Act provides that each public body shall make available to any person for inspection, or upon submission of a written request, to provide copies of any requested records that are subject to disclosure under the Act. Not all records are subject to disclosure, and the Act provides a number of exemptions.
This Act is not intended to be used to violate individual privacy, nor for the purpose of furthering a commercial enterprise, or to disrupt the duly-undertaken work of any public body independent of the fulfillment of any of the rights of the people to access to information (5 ILCS 140/1). 

Response Time On FOIA Requests
All written requests shall be responded to within five (5) working days (5 ILCS/140/3) following the date the request is received, except in the instance when the request is for commercial purposes. (Within 21 working days of receiving a request for commercial purposes Warren County will: (1) provide a reasonable estimate of time needed to comply with the request along with an estimate of the fees which the requestor will be charged; (2) deny the request pursuant to a statutory exemption; (3) notify the requestor if the request is unduly burdensome and allow the requestor to revise the request to manageable proportions; or (4) provide the requested records).            The five (5) day count begins the day after the receipt of the FOIA request by the Department Head or designated department FOIA officer. The requester may be notified of a five (5) day extension (working days) if the files are voluminous, at different locations, or if other reasons make it impossible to assemble and mail the request out within the normal five (5) day period. 

Denial of FOIA Requests
All county employees are encouraged to provide available information when requested by the public. Information provided or denied under the FOIA, however, must conform to the legal requirements under the Act. Certain documents may be exempt from disclosure pursuant to specific sections in the Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/3(g);7;7.5).
When a public body denies a request for public records, that body must, within five (5) working days, or within any extended compliance period provided for in the Act, notify the person who made the request, by letter, of the decision to deny the request. The letter must explain the reasons for the denial, and give the names and titles of all persons responsible for the denial.

Appeal of Denial of FOIA Requests
Any person denied access to inspect or copy any public record for any reason may appeal the denial by sending a written notice of appeal to the Public Access Counselor at the following address:
Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Phone: 1-877-299-FOIA (1-877-299-3642)
Fax: 2017-782-1396
E-mail: [email protected]

For additional information regarding the Freedom of Information Act, please visit the Illinois Attorney General’s website  http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/government/idex.html