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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Madison County Transit
MCT TO SERVE ALTON HIGH SPEED STATION, ADJUSTMENTS IN HIGHLAND
Service Change Takes Effect August 6, 2017
GRANITE CITY, ILL., JULY 20, 2017. . . At its regularly scheduled service change on August 6, 2017, Madison County Transit (MCT) will
make route and schedule adjustments which include serving the new multi-modal Alton High Speed Rail Station. The new station will also serve
as an upper Alton transfer point for the routes listed below. To provide service to the new facility and to facilitate faster, more efficient
transfers from Wood River and Edwardsville to Lewis & Clark Community College (LCCC) in Godfrey, the following adjustments will take place
at the service change:
#8 Central Shuttle
Provide 30 minute service to the High Speed Rail Station from Wood River and Edwardsville, removing all service
on the #7 from Alton Square Mall.
Provide timed transfers at Wood River Station to High Speed Rail from Granite City,
Hartford, Roxana and South Roxana.
#10 State & Elm Shuttle
Provide 60 minute service to the High Speed Rail Station from downtown Alton, removing
all service on the #8 from Alton Square Mall.
Provide an in-direction connection to LCCC from Central Ave via transfer
to the #10 at the High Speed Rail Station.
- Eliminate service on a segment of Elm from Alby to State.
In addition, MCT will make changes to the #13 Highland-Glen Carbon and the #14 Highland Shuttle. MCT will eliminate a portion of service on
the #13 and re-route service in Highland as follows:
- Provide 30 minute service to the High Speed Rail Station, to LCCC, and to the Godfrey area.
- Provide service on a segment of Elm from Alby to State, previously operated by the #8.
- Introduce 60 minute service to Alton Square, with connection opportunities to the #9 Washington Shuttle.
- Reduce frequency at Alton Station from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
Create a timed transfer at the High Speed Rail Station between the #7, #8, & #10 to facilitate a faster
trip to and from Alton, Wood River and Edwardsville to LCCC.
#13 Troy-Glen Carbon
#14 Highland Shuttle
- Discontinue service between Troy and Highland.
- Trips will continue to serve Troy Park & Ride lot.
- Reduce the number of trips into Cambridge House.
Also effective August 6, minor schedule changes will be made to the #1 Riverbend on trips serving Marquette High School and the #11 Brown
Shuttle as it will no longer serve the old Amtrak Station.
- Begin serving Suppiger Apartments and Northtown Shopping Center, previously operated on the #13.
- Eliminate unproductive bus stops at Hwy 40 & Apex Drive.
“These route and schedule changes will improve access and transfer options to Lewis & Clark Community College, employment opportunities and
other services for Madison County residents,” said MCT Managing Director Jerry Kane. “Most significantly we will be serving the new Alton
High Speed Rail Station, and MCT is proud to have been a partner in this project since the beginning.”
For specific schedule details, new timetables are posted online at www.mct.org and will be available at MCT Stations, on MCT buses and at
locations throughout Madison County. For details about MCT services, call (618) 797-INFO (4636), visit www.mct.org, or e-mail email@example.com.
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 130 miles of bikeways that comprise the MCT Trails system, as well as overseeing
RideFinders, the St. Louis region’s FREE carpooling and vanpooling program.