CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Williamson County's transit service isn't just for seniors.

Officials in the southern Illinois region are trying to get the word out that the Rides Mass Transit District is open to anyone who needs a lift.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports (http://bit.ly/1E2GEgW ) the service picks up riders at homes and ensures safe travel door-to-door.

Rides Mass Transit has 15 offices in the southeastern region of Illinois. One is scheduled to open in Harrisburg at the end of the month.

The service is partly subsidized by Delta Regional Authority, a federally funded, multistate economic development program.

Notice of 24 hours is preferred — especially if it's out of town. But same-day service for shorter runs is available.

Rides are $2; a monthly pass is $25.

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Online: http://www.ridesmtd.com/

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Information from: Southern Illinoisan, http://www.southernillinoisan.com