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ID distribution sessions are held the first Wednesday of every month at the MCT Edwardsville Station from 4 to 6 p.m. Please see the following guidelines below to ensure you qualify for a half-fare or free ride MCT ID.

Upcoming ID Distributions:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

MCT Senior Free Ride ID:
  • Illinois seniors (65 and older) whose income is less than $27,610 a year for a one-person household, $36,635 for a two-person household and $45,657 for a three-person household can register with the Dept. on Aging to receive Circuit Breaker benefits, which include free transit rides in the state of Illinois. Once enrolled in the Senior Circuit Breaker program individuals can then receive the MCT Senior Free Ride ID.
  • MCT is not responsible for registering seniors. The registration process is through the Illinois Dept. on Aging. To register, visit www.cbrx.il.gov or call 1-800-624-2459.
  • This ID is valid for free unlimited rides on any MCT fixed-route bus.
  • This ID is valid for half fare rides on MetroLink trains or MetroBuses in St. Clair County and Missouri.
  • Once registered, please bring a valid photo ID to a MCT ID Distribution Session at the MCT Edwardsville Station on the first Wednesday of the month from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

MCT Circuit Breaker Free Ride ID:
  • Illinois residents who are currently enrolled in the Illinois Circuit Breaker program can receive the MCT Circuit Breaker Free Ride ID by showing a valid photo ID at a MCT ID Distribution session.
  • MCT staff verifies enrollment in the Circuit Breaker program through an online database at the Dept. on Aging.
  • MCT is not responsible for registering individuals. The registration process is through the Illinois Dept. on Aging. To register, visit www.cbrx.il.gov or call 1-800-624-2459.
  • This ID is valid for free unlimited rides on any MCT fixed-route bus.
  • This ID is NOT valid for free rides on MetroLink trains or MetroBuses in St. Clair County and Missouri.

MCT ADA Free Ride ID:
  • Registered ACT Paratransit, ADA-eligible users can receive the MCT ADA Free Ride ID by showing a valid photo ID at a MCT ID Distribution session. Enrollment is verified with ACT Paratransit.
  • These individuals can ride free with their MCT Paratransit ID (issued by Paratransit) or a MCT ADA Free Ride ID.
  • This ID is valid for free unlimited rides on any MCT fixed-route bus.
  • This ID is valid for free rides on MetroLink trains or MetroBuses in St. Clair County.
  • • This ID is valid for half fare rides on MetroLink trains or MetroBuses in Missouri.

MCT Half Fare ID:
  • All seniors (65 and up) can receive a MCT Half Fare ID by attending a MCT ID Distribution and showing a valid photo ID .
  • Disabled individuals with a valid Medicare card may receive a Half Fare ID by showing a valid photo ID and a “Red, White & Blue” Medicare card at a MCT ID Distribution session.
  • This ID is valid for half fare rides on any MCT fixed-route bus.
  • This ID is valid for half fare rides on MetroLink trains and MetroBuses in St. Clair County and in Missouri.

Metro & SCCTD Free Ride & Half Fare IDs:(These IDs cannot be received at a MCT ID Distribution. You must contact Metro or SCCTD.)
  • MCT accepts Metro & St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) Free Ride and Half Fare media for half fare only.
  • MCT does not accept SCCTD Circuit Breaker IDs. Individuals must obtain an MCT Circuit Breaker ID to ride free in Madison County.

Please email info@mct.org or call (618) 797-4900 if you have questions.