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Monday, June 8, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:

SJ Morrison
Madison County Transit
(618) 874-7433

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS AND RIDE THE MUNY EXPRESS TO GET THERE

MCT Muny Express Season Begins with Ď42nd Streetí on June 19

GRANITE CITY, IL., JUNE 8, 2009 . . . Seven Friday nights of fantastic Broadway musicals are just a bus ride away with the Madison County Transit (MCT) Muny Express this summer. Convenient and affordable round-trip MCT bus service to the Muny in Forest Park begins Friday, June 19 with 42nd Street. Riders on the Muny Express avoid parking hassles, increasing fuel prices and traffic congestion by enjoying a relaxing trip to and from all Friday evening performances at the Muny.

The Muny Express is $3.00 each way for adults (13 and older); $1.50 each way for children (5-12), senior citizens (over 65) and persons with disabilities. Children under 5 are 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 will leave for the return trip 20 minutes after the final curtain from the same location.

Pick-up and drop-off locations for the Alton Muny Express are: Alton Square, Alton Holiday Inn, Eastgate Plaza, MCT Wood River Station and MCT Granite City Station. The Edwardsville Muny Express stops are: MCT Edwardsville Station, Cottonwood Mall, Maryville Park & Ride and Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. Passengers are welcome to park at any of the free Park & Ride lots along the route. In addition to 42nd Street, the Muny Express will also travel to Annie (June 26); Meet Me in St. Louis (July 10); Godspell (July 17); The Music Man (July 24); Camelot (July 31); and Hairspray (August 7). For details, visit www.mct.org or call (618) 931-7433, Option 3. Groups of 30 or more should call MCT in advance to ensure seating capacity. No food, beverages, or coolers are allowed on the bus.

Madison County Transit (MCT) enhances the mobility of the St. Louis region by providing multi-modal transportation services. MCT operates a fixed-route bus service locally within Madison County and regionally in the form of metro 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 paratransit bus service. MCT is also responsible for the construction and maintenance of more than 100 miles of trails in Madison County that comprise the MCT trails bikeway system, as well as overseeing RideFinders, the St. Louis regionís FREE carpooling and vanpooling program. For more information on MCT services, routes and schedules, call (618) 931-7433, Option 3, or visit www.mct.org.