UPDATE: SCCTD to Host “Rails, Trails and Art” Event on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is hosting an event in celebration of the new “Rails, Trails and Art” installation featuring ten, vibrant, moving Shtick People Sculptures created by local architect-artist Gary Karasek, which are now positioned along the 11-mile MetroBikeLink. This free, community event, slated for Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to …

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May 7

Belleville Running Club Greens Up MetroBikeLink Trail

Members of the Belleville Running Club (BRC) planted 16 Hackberry trees along the MetroBikeLink trail between the McKinley connector and Green Mount Road.  These native trees, donated by Forest ReLeaf, will be planted approximately 50 feet apart from each other on the south side of the trail. The BRC is co-sponsor of the Belleville Main …

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May 7

TRANSIT DISTRICT WORKING TO IMPROVE RIDER EXPERIENCE THROUGH ENHANCED SECURITY and EXPANSION OF METROBIKELINK

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) Board of Trustees continues to work to improve the rider experience in Southwestern Illinois. At the April 16 Board meeting, they approved two contracts to continue to improve service for all riders and residents. The board approved two contracts to improve the rider experience.  The SCCTD Board awarded …

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Apr 25

TRANSIT DISTRICT WORKING TO IMPROVE RIDER EXPERIENCE THROUGH SYSTEM REVISIONING

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) Board of Trustees continues to work to improve the rider experience in Southwestern Illinois. At the April 16 Board meeting, they approved a contract with TMD to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the 18 fixed bus routes in Southwestern Illinois. The study will look at changing service options …

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Apr 25

SCCTD Hosts Rails, Trails and Art Event May 11

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is hosting a public event celebrating Rails, Trails and Art with food, fun, and prizes along the MetroBikeLink featuring local architect-artist, Gary Karasek’s Schtick People Sculptures on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belleville MetroLink Station and along the MetroBikeLink Trail. Sponsored by …

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Apr 17

Red Bird Express on a Roll for 2019 Season

St. Clair County Transit District is excited to announce Illinois residents are flocking to the Red Bird Express. Ridership on the 2019 Red Bird Express topped 28 percent for the first homestand including record ridership on Sunday, April 7. The Red Bird Express had record-breaking ridership numbers in 2018, and the 2019 ridership is soaring. …

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Apr 15

Red Bird Express: Buy Before You Ride

New ticketing options this year for the Red Bird Express.  You can use the mobile ticket options through Token Transit, or you can buy your tickets onsite at the Ticket Booth at St. Clair Square (cash only). Remember Tickets must be purchased before you get in line to board the bus. There will be no cash …

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Apr 5

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bike Trail Closed for Repairs

The Bike Trail from Old Caseyville Rd to Memorial Station will be closed for repairs on Monday, April 8, 2019 and will reopen on Tuesday April 9, 2019.  Please be alert of the construction traffic entering and exiting at the Bike Trail at Old Caseyville Road.  SCCTD thanks you in advance for your patience and …

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Apr 5

Enhanced Red Bird Express Service Arrives on Opening Day

St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is excited to announce enhanced Red Bird Express Service is heading back to St. Clair Square for the 2019 Baseball Season starting Opening Day, April 4, 2019.  Enhancements will include new mobile ticketing options and a focus on customer service. Red Bird Express experienced record breaking ridership numbers in …

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Mar 25

Transit District Issues Selfie Schtick Challenge in April

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) teamed up with Art on the Square, UMB Bank, and local architect-artist Gary Karasek to bring art to life along eleven miles of the MetroLink and MetroBikeLink trail in St. Clair County.  Sponsored by UMB Bank, Rails, Trails, and Art is a series of vibrant, moving Shtick People …

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Mar 22

REGIONAL LEADERS CELEBRATE SUCCESSFUL DEBUT OF METRO LANDING OF SWANSEA

Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA) and Bywater Development Group joined with Bi-State Development and other key stakeholders and guests for the official ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of Metro Landing of Swansea. The $11 million, transit-oriented development (TOD) introduces senior apartment living adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill., and has opened …

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Mar 14
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