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Monday, April 30, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:

SJ Morrison
Madison County Transit
(618) 874-7433

MCT IMPROVES COLLINSVILLE SHUTTLE AND EXPRESS ROUTES

Service Change Effective May 7, 2007

GRANITE CITY, IL, June 14, 2006 . . . GRANITE CITY, IL, APRIL 27, 2007 . . . To improve the speed and efficiency of MCT Express bus routes to St. Louis and enhance bus service within Madison County, MCT will make schedule and route adjustments as part of its regular May service change, effective Monday May 7, 2007. To quicken Express routes, MCT has selected designated stops in downtown St. Louis for dropping off and picking up passengers on both the morning and afternoon trips. The stops are marked with green ‘MCT Bus Stop’ decals on existing Metro bus stop signs along the route. All MCT Express routes will be affected, including the #1X, Riverbend Express, #3X GCC Express, #5 Tri-City Metrobus, #12X Bethalto Express, #14X Highland-Troy Express, #16X Edwardsville-Glen Carbon Express and the #18X Collinsville Express.

In addition, the #15 Collinsville Shuttle will be extended to serve the following areas: Johnson Hill Road, the new Wal-Mart at Collinsville Crossing, Keebler Road, door-side service to Schnucks and Shop ‘n Save, and continued service to Eastport Plaza, Sanford Brown College, Beltline Road, Woodland Towers, downtown Collinsville, MCT Collinsville Station (connecting to Edwardsville, Fairview Heights and MetroLink) and the Braner Building. “The expanded #15 Collinsville Shuttle will meet the needs of this growing community,” said Collinsville Township Supervisor and MCT Board Vice-Chairman Terry Allan. “The bus will serve a greater number of Collinsville residents and destinations and we’re proud to offer this vital transportation option.”

New bus route schedules dated ‘May 7, 2007’ are available on any MCT bus, at MCT transfer stations, at distribution locations throughout Madison County, or on-line at www.mct.org. For more information or assistance, please contact MCT at 931-RIDE (7433), Option #3.

Madison County Transit (MCT) enhances the mobility of the St. Louis region by providing multi-modal transportation services. MCT operates a fixed-route bus service, connecting to MetroLink; express weekday commuter service directly to and from downtown St. Louis; and seasonal express service to the Rams games and the Muny. For elderly and disabled residents who are unable to use the fixed-route bus service, MCT provides paratransit bus service. MCT is also responsible for the construction and maintenance of more than 75 miles of trails in Madison County that comprise the MCT trails bikeway system, as well as overseeing RideFinders, the St. Louis region’s FREE carpooling and vanpooling program. For more information on MCT services, routes and schedules, call (618) 931-7433, Option 3, or visit www.mct.org.