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Monday, May 5, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Madison County Transit
MCT IMPROVES SERVICE, EFFECTIVE MAY 11, 2014
Designated Bus Stops Created on Several MCT Routes
GRANITE CITY, ILL., APRIL 28, 2014 . . . As part of its regular May Service Change, effective May 11, 2014, Madison County Transit (MCT) will make
minor route adjustments and will implement designated bus stops on several of its fixed-routes.
Also occurring at the May Service Change, MCT will continue implementing designated bus stops on four of its fixed-routes. Since 2008, MCT has been transitioning from a
“flag-stop” system, (whereby passengers stand along the route and “flag” the bus as it approaches) to a traditional bus stop system. In the new system, passengers are
only picked-up and dropped-off at designated stops, often identified by an MCT Bus Stop sign. The signs include a colored strip which identifies the MCT routes which
serve that location. Nearly half of MCT’s routes are operating on the new system and on May 11, the following MCT routes will be added to that list: #15 Collinsville
Shuttle, #16 Edwardsville – Glen Carbon Shuttle, #18 Collinsville Regional and the #19 Edwardsville – Collinsville.
- On the #4 Madison – Edwardsville, MCT will re-route a one-block segment of the northbound #4 in Madison to travel on 6th Street.
- To improve safety and eliminate confusion about where to board, MCT is creating common routing and a common bus stop at the Glen Carbon Walmart for
three routes: the #16 Edwardsville –Glen Carbon Shuttle, the #13 Troy – Glen Carbon and the #19 Edwardsville – Collinsville.
A complete list of all bus stops by route, can be found by clicking “Designated Stops,” found on the bottom of MCT’s website, www.mct.org. New timetables dated “May 11, 2014”
are also posted online and are available at MCT Stations, on MCT buses and at locations throughout Madison County. For questions or details about MCT services, call (618)
797-INFO (4636) or e-mail email@example.com.
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.