For more than 30 years, Madison County Transit (MCT) has provided a diverse array of affordable and efficient transportation services for the people of Madison County and beyond. From buses to bike trails, MCT had the vision to build a first-class, inter-connected transportation network which continues to meet the demands of a growing and evolving region.

Building on that foundation of success, MCT is taking the next step and making a series of positive changes to better serve our residents and build stronger, more connected communities.

MCT was built on the premise that all people should have the same access to high quality, affordable transportation in order to reach jobs, classes, shopping, medical appointments, and any number of other destinations. MCT has acted boldly on behalf of our residents, to accomplish this mission. These values of access, inclusion, and innovation remain at the forefront as MCT seeks to create greater access and remove barriers in order to make all services increasingly user-friendly.

To that end, MCT is committed to actionable changes in our Paratransit operation, Fixed-Route bus service, the MCT Trails bikeway system, and the St. Louis regional rideshare program known as RideFinders. MCT has already initiated the following enhancements:

MCT Fixed-Route and Paratransit Bus Service

  • Reducing bus fares on both MCT Fixed-Route and Runabout Paratransit trips
  • Eliminating confusing fare zone boundaries in Madison County
  • Integrating key technology solutions for improved operational efficiency and rider experience
  • Offering new bus pass options which better meet the needs of our residents
  • Introducing bus service to new employment centers and commercial areas
  • Developing new service to the meet the demands of the growing IL-111 Logistics Hub
MCT Trails

  • Launching the MCT Trails Beautification Initiative, planting trees, berms, shrubs, and flowers
  • Introducing new MCT Trails wayfinding signage and establishing trail “junctions”
  • Developing a commemorative tree and bench program to honor individuals/organizations and enhance the beauty and usability of the MCT Trails
  • Making safety improvements such as new MCT Trails bridges and tunnels at cross streets
  • Expanding the MCT Trails system to new communities and to additional neighborhoods, parks, and commercial areas
RideFinders

  • Reducing and simplifying all vanpool fares
  • Deploying the RideFinders Madison County Vanpool Initiative providing lower fares for Madison and St. Clair County residents commuting within those two counties
  • Working alongside employers to customize rideshare benefits to the specific needs of each workforce
  • Establishing a mobile ticketing vanpool payment option through Token Transit

To learn more about any of the ways that MCT is building momentum and making changes to better serve our residents, please contact MCT at info@mct.org or call 618-797-4636 (INFO).