GRANITE CITY — In an effort to gather public comments about proposed service changes, Madison County Transit will hold a series of open house-style public meetings this month.
Staff will disseminate information about the proposed changes that affect areas in Alton, Highland and Troy.
Highlights of the proposed changes in Alton include: adjusting routes to serve the new High Speed Rail Station and improve connectivity to Lewis and Clark Community College.
For Highland, MCT will be seeking comment on the reduction of service on an unproductive segment between Highland and Troy as well as a plan to re-route shuttle service in Highland.
If approved, the changes would take effect in August. Times, dates and locations of the public meetings are listed below:
• Highland City Hall, Tuesday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
• Tri-Township Park Community Center, Tuesday, March 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
• MCT Alton Station, Thursday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
• MCT Wood River, Thursday, March 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
For individuals who cannot attend the public meetings but would like to view the proposal, a summary of the proposed changes along with maps and schedules is available online at www.mct.org. Comments can be e-mailed to email@example.com or sent to: Madison County Transit, c/o August Service Change, 1 Transit Way, P.O. Box 7500, Granite City, IL 62040. All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24, to be considered.
— From the Illinois Business Journal