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Monday, October 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:

SJ Morrison
Madison County Transit
(618) 874-7433

MCT MUNY EXPRESS TO SERVE HIGHLAND, ST. JACOB & TROY

Service to Friday Night Muny Performances in 2018

GRANITE CITY, ILL., OCTOBER 5, 2017 ... Although the Muny in St. Louis’ Forest Park just ended its recent season, Madison County Transit (MCT) is already looking ahead. In 2018, just in time for the Muny’s milestone 100th season, MCT will introduce new Muny Express service to and from the communities of Highland, St. Jacob and Troy for every Friday night performance. The MCT Muny Express drops-off and picks-up passengers directly in front of the Muny, providing an affordable and relaxing, round-trip ride without the hassles of driving, fighting traffic and searching for a place to park. The Muny will announce the lineup of shows for its 2018 season on October 12. The new service, which will begin operating during next year’s Muny season in June 2018, will pick-up at the following stops for every Friday night show:
Buses will arrive in front of the Muny, 30 minutes before show time and leave for the return trip 20 minutes after the final curtain, from the same location. Passengers riding the Muny Express can purchase an MCT Express Round Trip pass upon boarding for only $5.00. The pass allows passengers to ride to and from the Muny for one fare, eliminating the hassle of paying twice. Passengers are still able to purchase a one-way ride for $3.50 (adults 13 and older); $1.75 for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and children ages 5-12. Children under five ride free. Fares for the Muny Express are paid at the time of boarding.

The new MCT Highland Muny Express joins the Alton Muny Express with stops at: Alton Square, Alton Best Western Premier, Eastgate Plaza, MCT Wood River Station and the River’s Edge Park & Ride on IL-3 and the Edwardsville Muny Express with stops at MCT Edwardsville Station, Leclaire Junction, Cottonwood Mall, Maryville Park & Ride and Gateway Center in Collinsville. For details on the MCT Muny Express or any other MCT service email info@mct.org or call (618) 797-4636.

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.