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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

For more information, contact:

Amanda Schomaker
Madison County Transit
(618) 797-4600


GRANITE CITY, ILL., June 2, 2021. . . Madison County Transit (MCT) is excited to announce the new MCT $1.00 Token. The new token is valid on all MCT buses and can be used toward the cash fare of a trip or the purchase of an MCT on-board pass. The token can be easily identified by its rose gold color, intricate design, and $1.00 stamp. These tokens are available for anyone to purchase, in rolls of 25 tokens for $25.00. This fare option is particularly beneficial for agencies, institutions, and other service organizations to meet the transportation needs of their patrons.

The new MCT $1.00 Token will reduce the number of coins needed to be kept on hand to ride and will be less cumbersome for passengers to carry. With the introduction of the $1.00 Token, MCT will no longer be selling $0.25 Tokens. MCT will exchange existing tokens in order to remove as many of these from circulation as possible. All MCT buses will continue to accept $0.25 Tokens.

Additionally, effective May 9, 2021, MCT made all fares within Madison County only $1.00, and trips to St. Clair County and St. Louis $3.00. These changes to the fare structure will make it easier to know how many tokens a passenger will need for their trip.

To purchase MCT $1.00 Tokens or exchange MCT $0.25 Tokens please email Janet Uhls at or call 618-797-4600. MCT reminds passengers that face masks and social distancing are still required on board MCT vehicles at this time. Please visit, email, or call 618-797-4600 for questions or more information.

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.