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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For more information, contact:

SJ Morrison
Madison County Transit
(618) 797-4600


Seniors Have another Chance to Get New MCT IDs

GRANITE CITY, ILL., AUGUST 16, 2011 . . . … Madison County residents who missed the first round of ID distribution sessions will have several opportunities in the next week to receive a new Madison County Transit (MCT) Senior Free Ride ID or MCT Half Fare ID. MCT Senior Free Ride IDs expired on Sunday, August 14. A schedule of ID Distribution sessions, being hosted throughout Madison County, is listed below. Seniors who wish to receive a new Free Ride or Half Fare ID MUST bring in their current ID to receive a new one.

Monday, August 22 Granite City Township Hall 9 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 23 MCT Alton Station 2 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, August 25 MCT Edwardsville Station 3 – 5 p.m.

Seniors who are not able to make any of these dates can also attend a regularly scheduled ID distribution session. ID Distributions are held the first Wednesday of every month at the MCT Edwardsville Bus Station from 4 to 6 p.m.

In June, the MCT Board approved a proposal which conforms to Illinois Public Act 96-1527, setting an income ceiling for the Senior Free Ride ID. The new guidelines specify that senior citizens (65 and up) must reside in the MCT District AND must earn less than $27,610 a year for a one-person household, $36,635 for a two-person household and $45,657 for a three-person household to receive a MCT Senior Free Ride ID. Madison County seniors who earn more than the above income levels, can receive a MCT Half Fare ID and ride MCT fixed-routes for half fare. Seniors who qualify for the Free Ride ID based on income, must register on-line at or call 1-800-624-2459 for more information. For details, please call 618-797-4900.

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.