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SJ Morrison
Madison County Transit
(618) 797-4600

RIDE THE MCT MUNY EXPRESS AND CELEBRATE THE MUNY’S 99th SEASON

Direct, Hassle-Free, Friday Night MCT Muny Express Trips Start June 16

GRANITE CITY, ILL., JUNE 5, 2017...This summer, seven unforgettable shows take the stage at the St. Louis Muny in Forest Park and Madison County Transit’s (MCT) Muny Express offers round trip service to and from every Friday night performance. Enjoy the evening by allowing the MCT Muny Express to provide you an affordable, convenient and relaxing ride from one of ten convenient Madison County locations. The 2017 MCT Muny Express season begins on Friday, June 16 with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. The season continues under the sea with The Little Mermaid and then transports you to ancient Rome in Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The Muny will premiere the new show, All Shook Up and a new version of the Broadway favorite, The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Performances of Chorus Line and Newsies will close the 99th Muny season. The Muny Express drops-off and picks-up passengers directly in front of the Muny, providing a relaxing, round-trip ride without the hassles of driving, fighting traffic and finding a place to park.

Passengers riding the Muny Express are able to 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. Buses will drop-off 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.

Pick-up and drop-off locations in Madison County for the Alton Muny Express are: Alton Square, Alton Atrium Hotel, Eastgate Plaza, MCT Wood River Station and the River’s Edge Park & Ride on IL-3. The Edwardsville Muny Express picks up at: MCT Edwardsville Station, Leclaire Junction, Cottonwood Mall, Maryville Park & Ride and Gateway Center in Collinsville. For details, visit www.mct.org, email info@mct.org or call (618) 797-4636. Groups of 30 or more should call MCT in advance to ensure seating capacity. No food, beverages, or coolers allowed on the bus.

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.