GRANITE CITY — With a new defensive coordinator, first-round draft picks, a healthy quarterback and direct bus service aboard the Madison County Transit (MCT) Rams Express, Rams fans in Madison County have much to be excited about this season.
The MCT Rams Express provides bus service to and from every Rams home pre-season, regular season and post-season game at the Edward Jones Dome. Madison County fans can park at one of 13 locations and save the expense and frustration of tackling the traffic and parking in downtown St. Louis. The Rams Express kicks off Friday, Aug. 8 as St. Louis hosts the New Orleans Saints.
The Rams Express is $3 each way for adults (13 and older) and $1.50 each way for children (ages 5-12), senior citizens (older than 65) and people with disabilities. Children younger than 5 are free. Fares for the Rams Express are paid at the time of boarding. Buses will drop off on Cole Street (between Seventh and Ninth streets), adjacent to the Dome 30 minutes before kick-off. The buses will depart from the same location 20 minutes after the end of the game.
Pick-up and drop-off locations for the Alton Rams Express include Alton Square (lower level), Alton Holiday Inn, Eastgate Plaza, Wood River Station, and Granite City Station; Edwardsville Rams Express stops include Edwardsville Station, Leclaire Junction, Cottonwood Mall, Maryville Park and Ride, and Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville; Highland Rams Express stops include Highland Park and Ride, St. Jacob Park and Ride, and Troy Park and Ride (all located on U.S. 40). Rams Express brochures with specific pick-up times for each home game are available on MCT buses, at MCT transfer stations, or at www.mct.org. For details, call (618) 797-4636. Groups of 30 or more are encouraged to call MCT in advance to ensure seating availability.
Please note: The NFL adopted a bag policy for all stadiums in 2013. Please be sure to visit the MCT Rams Express page at www.mct.org to learn about the NFL “clear bag” requirements as MCT will not allow for personal belongings to be left on the bus during the game. In addition, no food, beverages, or coolers are allowed on the bus.
Madison County Transit (MCT) provides multi-modal transportation services for Madison County. 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 buses, MCT provides complementary door-to-door service. MCT is also responsible for the construction and maintenance of more than 125 miles of bikeways that comprise the MCT Trails system, as well as overseeing RideFinders, the St. Louis region’s free carpooling and vanpooling program.