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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:

SJ Morrison
Madison County Transit
(618) 797-4600

MCT HOSTS MEETINGS FOR PROPOSED SERVICE AND FARE ADJUSTMENT

Plan Includes New Route in Highland, Later Weekday Service, and Sunday Service

GRANITE CITY, ILL., JANUARY 6, 2015. . . Madison County Transit (MCT) is proposing to enhance its bus service in May 2015 and will host a series of public meetings to collect comments on the proposal. Highlights of the proposed improvements include: a new fixed route in Highland, the addition of hourly weekday service between Highland, Troy and Glen Carbon, later weekday service on MCT shuttle routes in Alton, new Sunday service in the Alton and Granite City areas as well as a fare adjustment on the current #14 Highland – Edwardsville. If approved, the changes would take effect in May, 2015. Times, dates and locations of the public meetings are listed below:

MCT Collinsville Station Tues., January 13, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
MCT Edwardsville Station Tues., January 13, 2015 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MCT Alton Station Wed., January 14, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
SIUE MUC - Missouri Room Wed., January 14, 2015 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Highland City Hall Thurs., January 15, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
MCT Granite City Station Thurs., January 15, 2015 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

For individuals who cannot attend the public meetings but would like to view the proposal, a summary of the proposed changes along with maps and schedules is available online at www.mct.org. Comments can be e-mailed to info@mct.org or sent to: Madison County Transit, c/o May 2015 Service Change, One Transit Way, PO Box 7500, Granite City, IL 62040. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23 to be considered.

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 Rams games and 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 100 miles of bikeways that comprise the MCT Trails system, as well as overseeing RideFinders, the St. Louis region’s FREE carpooling and vanpooling program.