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MCT services reach far and wide, marketing manager tells group


mctseniortalkEDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Transit presented information about its services to area residents early this month as part of the Lunch & Learn educational series at the Main Street Community Center in Edwardsville.

MCT Marketing Manager Amanda Viliocco-Smith (right in photo) provided an overview:

– MCT Fixed Route System operates 24 fixed-routes, which pick up and drop off at nearly 1,400 bus stops throughout Madison County.
– ACT Runabout Paratransit provides door-to-door service for registered elderly and disabled passengers in Madison County and carries approximately 80,000 passengers annually.
– RideFinders promotes and registers carpools and vanpools in the nine-county St. Louis region though its free ride-matching service. Nearly 12,000 commuters in the database, representing more than 6,000 ridesharing commuters who eliminate more than 1.45 million pounds of vehicle emissions each year.
– MCT Trails features 130 miles of scenic bikeways in Madison County. The nine MCT Trails form seven inter-connected loops and represent 1,500 acres of greenways.

Additionally, Viliocco-Smith updated the group on MCT’s Free Ride and Half Fare ID program. MCT issues photo IDs for individuals who qualify for a free or half fare ride based on age, income level or disability. ID Distribution sessions occur at the MCT Edwardsville Station the first Wednesday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m and the third Thursday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m.

MCT staff also provided information about the MCT Muny Express, which operates round-trip service to every Friday evening performance at the Muny in Forest Park.

For more information about MCT’s services visit, call (618) 797-INFO (4636), email or find Madison County Transit on Facebook.

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