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Thursday, April 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:

SJ Morrison
Madison County Transit
(618) 797-4600

ACT ANNOUNCES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Agency for Community Transit is Seeking Drivers, Fuelers, and Cleaners


GRANITE CITY, ILL., APRIL 9, 2020 . . . At a time when employers across the country are reducing their workforce due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the Agency for Community Transit (ACT) continues to seek qualified professionals for a variety of essential positions. ACT operates all transportation services for Madison County Transit (MCT), including the fixed-route bus system, the Runabout paratransit service, the regional rideshare program known as RideFinders, and the ongoing maintenance and expansion of the MCT Trails bikeway system. Located in Pontoon Beach, Illinois, near I-270 and IL-111, ACT is looking for drivers, bus cleaners, fuelers, and mechanics to operate these vital public services. ACT is also seeking a full-time video systems technician, with I.T. experience, to install, service, and maintain surveillance equipment. ACT offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, the necessary training, and a desirable work environment.

Drivers: Drivers start at $17.50 an hour and can participate in a 401(k) matching program. Health insurance is offered after 90 days of employment. After 650 work hours, driver wages increase to $18.83 an hour. With ACT’s assistance, they will obtain an IL CDL Class B License with air brakes and passenger endorsements.

Fuelers & Cleaners: Hiring additional bus cleaners and fuelers is also one of ACT’s priorities. Fuelers start at $14.86 an hour, and cleaners start at $14.50 an hour. Both positions have the option of participating in ACT’s 403(b) retirement plan and cafeteria plan and are offered health insurance after 30 days of employment. Fuelers must be able to obtain an IL CDL Class B License.

All applicants must be positive, reliable individuals with solid work experience and a clean driving record. Successful applicants must also pass a US Dept. of Transportation physical exam and drug test. To Apply: Applicants can apply online at www.actrunabout.org or email a current resume to employment@actrunabout.org. In-person applications are not being accepted at this time due to the COVID-19 situation. We are currently conducting interviews via remote video conference. For more information about these and other employment opportunities at ACT, call 618-797-4600, e-mail info@mct.org or visit: www.actrunabout.org. ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Madison County Transit (MCT) provides multi-modal transportation services for Madison County, Illinois. MCT operates a fixed-route bus service, connecting to MetroLink; express weekday commuter service directly to and from downtown St. Louis; and seasonal express service to the Muny. For elderly and disabled residents who are unable to use the fixed-route buses, MCT provides complementary door to door service. MCT is also responsible for the construction and maintenance of more than 137 miles of bikeways that comprise the MCT Trails system, as well as overseeing RideFinders, the St. Louis region’s FREE carpooling and vanpooling program.