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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:

SJ Morrison
Madison County Transit
(618) 797-4600

MCT SUMMER YOUTH PASS NOW IN ITS EIGHTH YEAR

Madison County Students Ride MCT for Free All Summer Long

GRANITE CITY, ILL., MAY 27, 2015 . . . Beginning Tues., May 26, Madison County students will have the opportunity to ride Madison County Transit (MCT) buses for free, all summer long, with the 2015 MCT Summer Youth Pass. The Youth Pass provides free unlimited rides on MCT’s fixed-route system from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Passes are distributed to Madison County students in the 7th-12th grades, and are available to younger students by request.

Since the program’s inception in 2008, students using Youth Passes have accounted for more than 350,000 boardings. Students with a Summer Youth Pass can use MCT to travel to summer jobs, classes, pools, parks, recreation areas, shopping centers and hundreds of other destinations located throughout Madison County. MCT also owns and maintains more than 125 miles of scenic Madison County bikeways, known as the MCT Trails. With bike racks on all MCT buses and bus stops at MCT Trailheads, students can “Bike & Bus” for a seamless ride on both the MCT Trails and buses.

“The MCT Summer Youth Passes provide a transportation option for thousands of young people in Madison County each summer,” said MCT Managing Director Jerry Kane. “We hope their positive experience with MCT translates into lifelong transit use.”

To request a Summer Youth Pass, or for more information about MCT bus routes and schedules, students can e-mail YouthPass@mct.org, call 618-797-INFO (4636), or visit the Madison County Transit page on Facebook.

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.