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Frequently Asked Questions

A simpler, more affordable way to ride MCT.

How much are MCT Monthly Passes?
$50.00 for an MCT Local Pass / $70.00 for an MCT System Pass / $20 for an MCT Student Monthly Pass (K-12)

What’s the difference between a “Local” pass and a “System” pass?
MCT System passes can be used on all MCT fixed routes. MCT Local passes are $20.00 cheaper but cannot be used on Express routes and are only valid on Regional routes if Regional Fare Boundary is not crossed.

MCT Local Monthly Pass ($50.00)
Eligible on: MCT Shuttle, MCT Cross County and MCT Regional* (Routes: 1, 2, 4, 5*, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18*, 19) *—Only valid on #5 and #18 if the Regional Fare Boundary is NOT crossed.

MCT System Monthly Pass ($70.00)
Eligible on: MCT Shuttle, MCT Cross County, MCT Regional and MCT Express (Routes: 1, 1X, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13X, 14, 14X, 15, 16, 16X, 17, 18, 19)

Where can I buy Passes?
Online: At www.mct.org. Passes can be bought on-line with a credit card or a form can be completed, printed and mailed with payment (See “By mail” instructions below).

By mail: Pick up a brochure on any MCT bus, transfer station or distribution location in Madison County, fill it out the form and mail in with check or money order made payable to “Agency for Community Transit” to:
Agency for Community Transit
Attn: Pass Sales
One Transit Way, PO Box 7500
Granite City, IL 62040

Walgreens: Alton (466-8179 or 462-5386), Bethalto (258-0822),
Collinsville (344-6639 or 343-0297), East Alton (258-0350),
Edwardsville (692-7251), Glen Carbon (288-7251),
Granite City (876-5095 or 877-6880), Highland (651-1204),
Maryville (288-2130), Troy (661-4267),
Wood River (259-2013)

Schnucks: Alton (466-6673), Bethalto (377-0235), Collinsville (345-7661), Edwardsville (659-0010), Godfrey (618-466-7060), Granite City (451-0517)

SuperValu: Highland (654-2259) and Troy (667-2849)

Public Library: Wood River (254-4832)

SIUE Info Center in Morris University Center. (650-2000)

MetroRide Store in downtown St. Louis. (314-982-1495)

Can I purchase it online?
Yes, visit www.mct.org.

What benefit is there from buying a monthly pass?
Please make checks to: Agency for Community Transit.

Purchase the pass once and use it all month.
No need to find exact change to pay daily fares.
Save money: Express riders who use the bus every weekday will save up to $70 a month.

Can I use MCT Monthly Passes for Metro (Bi-state) buses or MetroLink?
No. MCT Monthly Passes are only valid on Madison County Transit vehicles.

Can I use MCT Monthly Passes for ACT Paratransit trips?
No.

Can I use MCT Monthly Passes for Rams or Muny Express?
No.

Is there a discount for students?
Yes. Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade can purchase the MCT Student Monthly Pass for only $20.

In the summer months Madison County students 18 years old and under can ride free on MCT with the Summer Youth (Memorial Day through Labor Day).

Can drivers accept money for passes?
No.

Do I have to remove the pass from my wallet if the driver asks?
Yes. The driver has the right to hold the pass in his or her hand to verify that it is valid.

What happens if I lose my pass?
A lost pass will not be refunded, and a new pass will not be issued.

What’s the earliest I can purchase a pass?
Monthly passes can be purchased for the next month as early as the 15th of the previous month.

What’s the latest I can purchase a pass for this month?
The 14th is the last day that passes will be offered for the pass month. For example: September 14 is the last day September Monthly Passes will be sold.

Can I bring a friend or family member and have them use the pass as well?
No. The pass is for one person. A guest will have to have their own pass or pay the fare.

Even if the driver knows I have a pass, do I have to show it?
Yes. It is the responsibility of the driver to see each pass at every boarding. And it is the responsibility of the rider to have their pass with them, or they must pay the fare.

My pass has been cut in half. Can I tape it together and still use it?
No. Torn or damaged passes are not valid.