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MCT introduces $1 token usable for all rides in Madison County

Madison County Transit this week rolled out a new MCT $1 token, valid on all MCT buses and good toward the cash fare of a trip or the purchase of an MCT on-board pass.

The token can be easily identified by its rose gold color, intricate design, and $1 stamp. These tokens are available for anyone to purchase, in rolls of 25 tokens for $25. This fare option is said to be particularly beneficial for agencies, institutions, and other service organizations to meet the transportation needs of their patrons.

The new token will reduce the number of coins needed to be kept on hand to ride. With the introduction of the $1 token, MCT will no longer be selling 25-cent tokens. MCT will exchange existing tokens in order to remove as many of these from circulation as possible. All MCT buses will continue to accept 25-cent tokens.

On May 9, 2021, MCT made all fares within Madison County only $1, and trips to St. Clair County and St. Louis $3. These changes to the fare structure will make it easier to know how many tokens a passenger will need for their trip.

To purchase MCT $1 tokens or exchange MCT 25-cent tokens email Janet Uhls at or call (618) -797-4600. MCT reminds passengers that face masks and social distancing are still required on board MCT vehicles at this time. Visit, email, for more information.

PHOTO: Madison County Transit (MCT) has begun issuing new $1 bus tokens. The new $1 token is valid on all MCT buses and can be used toward the cash fare of a trip or the purchase of an on-board pass.

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