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MCT Designated Bus Stops

Bus Stops Signs In an effort to create safe and passenger-friendly pick-up and drop-off locations and speed up MCT fixed-routes, MCT is transitioning from a flag stop system to designated bus stops on all fixed-routes.

MCT has already created designated stops on the #1, #1X, #2, #4, #5, #6, #12, #14, #14X and #16X. (See below for a complete list of stops by route.) The transition is expected to be complete by the end of 2014, at which time MCT routes will only pick-up and drop-off at designated stops where a MCT Bus Stop Sign is located.

What is a designated stop?
Designated stops are pre-determined locations where MCT buses can safely pick-up and drop-off passengers. “MCT Bus Stop” signs are placed at regular intervals in cities, except where safety or infrastructure makes it impossible to do so. Bus stop signs in Madison County give MCT bus routes a physical presence and help passengers and the community identify both the route on which a bus travels and the locations where it stops.

How do I board a bus with designated stop signs?
Stand near the “MCT Bus Stop” sign. When you see the bus approaching, just wave your hand so the driver knows to pull over. When you’re ready to get off the bus, pull the cord along the window to alert the driver and he or she will pull over at the next designated MCT Bus Stop.

How do I know which route stops at each bus stop sign?
Each MCT bus stop sign will have one or more colored labels displayed on the front with a route number and name. These labels indicate which MCT bus routes serve that particular sign.

What do the colored labels on each bus stop sign mean?
The red labels refer to Express routes (1X, 14X, 16X), purple labels refer to Cross County routes (1, 4, 7, 14, 19), blue labels refer to Shuttle routes (2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17) and yellow labels refer to Regional routes (5, 18).
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Will Every Designated Stop have a Bus Stop Sign?
Almost every designated stop will have a MCT Bus Stop Sign but not every location warrants a sign. For instance, the MCT Bus Stations will not have a Bus Stop Sign nor will most shopping centers. Not all of the MCT Bus Stop locations in Downtown St. Louis have an MCT Express sign. Some of them are labeled with a MCT Bus Stop Sticker on a Metro sign.
For a complete list of designated stop locations by route, click on the links below.

#1 Riverbend
#2 Granite City Shuttle
#1X Riverbend Express
#4 Madison-Edwardsville
#5 Tri-City Regional
#6 Roxana-South Roxana Shuttle
#12 Bethalto Shuttle
#14X Highland-Troy Express
#15 Collinsville Shuttle
#16 Edwardsville-Glen Carbon Shuttle
#16X Edwardsville-Glen Carbon Express
#18 Collinsville Regional
#19 Edwardsville - Collinsville