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Monday, August 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:

Amanda Schomaker
Madison County Transit
(618) 797-4600

MCT ANNOUNCES AUGUST 2020 SERVICE CHANGES


Partially Restored Service and New Routes Begin Sunday, August 16



GRANITE CITY, ILL., August 3, 2020. . . In an effort to enhance bus service and access to employment, Madison County Transit (MCT) will be making several service adjustments at the regularly scheduled August 16, 2020 Service Change. Due to COVID-19 a full restoration of service is not currently possible, however many routes are being partially restored. The August changes include the addition of new service in Granite City, as well as improved bus service to and from Gateway Commerce Center (GCC). MCT continues to require passengers and drivers to wear a mask or face covering on the bus and is making every effort to encourage social distancing.

“MCT’s primary goal is to keep our community moving in the safest and most efficient way possible,” said MCT Managing Director SJ Morrison. “These enhancements will not only improve access to jobs, shopping, and services for our residents, the additional trips will help foster social distancing, especially on the busier routes.”

A summary of the changes, by route, is listed below. For detailed schedule information visit www.mct.org.

AUGUST SERVICE RESTORATION PLAN:

Based on recent ridership trends full weekday restoration will take effect on the following routes:
MCT Express service to and from downtown St. Louis will increase, but not be fully restored:
ROUTE CHANGES:
IMPLEMENTING APPROVED MAY CHANGES:

The following changes were initially approved by the MCT Board for implementation at the May 2020 Service Change. Due to COVID-19 they were not implemented, but will be at the August 16 change:
ADDING NEW WEEKDAY ROUTES:

Demand for direct service to and from Gateway Commerce Center continues to grow. The following improvements will significantly decrease travel times from the communities of Alton and Collinsville to Gateway Commerce Center:

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 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.