A Madison County Transit bus at the MCT Alton Station.
GRANITE CITY — As demand for transportation options throughout Madison County increases, Madison County Transit is implementing Phase 2 of its two-step plan to enhance fixed-route bus service on Sunday, May 10.
According to MCT, the changes will improve regional mobility and provide residents with greater access to employment, medical facilities, and shopping centers in the evenings and on weekends. Phase 1 was implemented in January. A summary of the improvements for May are listed below:
• Later weekday service in Alton (No. 9 Washington Shuttle, No. 10 State and Elm Shuttle)
• New Saturday service in Bethalto (No. 12 Bethalto Shuttle)
• New Sunday service in Granite City and Alton (No. 2 Granite City Shuttle, No. 9 Washington Shuttle, No. 10 State and Elm Shuttle)
• New fixed-route in Highland (No. 14 Highland Shuttle)
• Expanded route between Glen Carbon and Highland (No. 13 Glen Carbon–Highland)
• Additional trips to Gateway Commerce Center (No. 5 Tri-City Regional)
“When we began planning for our 2015 service changes, improved access to employment was identified as a top priority,” MCT Managing Director Jerry Kane said. “When talking to passengers it was clear that there’s a growing demand for service in the evenings and on the weekends.”