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MCT to launch second phase of bus route improvements

From Illinois Business Journal news services

GRANITE CITY – Madison County Transit is implementing “Phase 2” of its two-step plan to enhance fixed-route bus service on Sunday, May 10.

The Phase 2 service changes are designed to improve regional mobility and provide residents with greater access to employment, medical facilities, and shopping centers in the evenings and on weekends. Phase 1 was implemented in January of this year. A summary of the next phase:

• Later weekday service in Alton (No. 9 Washington Shuttle, No. 10 State & Elm Shuttle)
• New Saturday service in Bethalto (No.12 Bethalto Shuttle)
• New Sunday service in Granite City and Alton (No. 2 Granite City Shuttle, No.9 Washington Shuttle, No.10 State & Elm Shuttle)
• New fixed-route in Highland (No. 14 Highland Shuttle)
• Expanded route between Glen Carbon and Highland (No. 13 Glen Carbon – Highland)
• Additional trips to Gateway Commerce Center (No.5 Tri-City Regional)

“When we began planning for our 2015 service changes, improved access to employment was identified as a top priority,” said MCT Managing Director Jerry Kane. “When talking to passengers it was clear that there’s a growing demand for service in the evenings and on the weekends.”

Details of the May 2015 service change, including routes and schedules, can be found online at For details about MCT services call 618-797-INFO (4636) or email

Madison County Transit provides multi-modal transportation services for Madison County. 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 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

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