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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:

SJ Morrison
Madison County Transit
(618) 797-4600

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:

#7 Alton-Edwardsville
#8 Central Shuttle
#10 State & Elm Shuttle
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:

#13 Troy-Glen Carbon
#14 Highland Shuttle
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.

“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 info@mct.org.

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.