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Monday, April 26, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:

Amanda Schomaker
Madison County Transit
(618) 797-4600

MCT ANNOUNCES FARE RESTRUCTURE & MAY 2021 SERVICE CHANGES


Route and fare structure changes take effect Sunday, May 9, 2021


GRANITE CITY, ILL., April 26, 2021. . . In an effort to make riding the bus easier and more affordable for its passengers, Madison County Transit (MCT) is making a series of positive changes beginning this spring. Effective May 9, 2021, MCT is reducing fixed-route and paratransit fares and eliminating confusing fare zone boundaries in Madison County. All fixed-route trips within Madison County will be reduced to just $1.00 per ride, and trips to St. Louis and St. Clair County will be $3.00. In addition, MCT will be extending bus routes to new job centers, and introducing new trips, with an emphasis on the warehouses in the IL-111 Logistics Corridor. A summary of all improvements for the upcoming May 9 Service Change can be found below:

FARE STRUCTURE CHANGES EFFECTIVE MAY 9, 2021:

“MCT’s goal is to provide affordable, efficient, and high-quality transportation that enables the people of Madison County to access jobs, shopping, medical appointments, and other vital services,” said MCT Managing Director SJ Morrison. “By reducing the fares, and eliminating confusing fare boundaries, it’s our hope that we are removing barriers and making MCT as user-friendly as possible for both current and prospective passengers.”

MCT’s regularly scheduled May Service Change will take effect on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at the same time as the fare restructure. A summary of the service changes, by route, is listed below.

“For more than a decade, one of MCT’s priorities has been finding the best way to bring Madison County residents to jobs in the growing IL-111 Logistics Valley, where thousands of full and part-time positions are available at the warehouses and fulfillment centers,” said Morrison. “With the recent introduction of a dedicated inner-park shuttle, and the new express routes from the Alton and Collinsville areas to Gateway Commerce Center, we are seeing more and more of our residents finding employment right here in Madison County.”

For detailed schedule information visit www.mct.org, call 618-797-INFO (4636) or e-mail info@mct.org.

ROUTE CHANGES:

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.