Meet the SCCTD Flyer.

We’ll be Your Driver Today.

Picks you up at home, work or school.  Takes you to 4 MetroLink Stations & Connecting Bus Routes in East St. Louis. At a Fraction of the Cost for a Private Rideshare.

Starting November 1, St. Clair County Transit District will offer flexible, on-demand, shared-ride service for areas outside walking distance in East St. Louis to four MetroLink Stations with connecting bus routes. Reservations available through app or phone.  This six-month pilot program is made possible through a partnership with TransLoc and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) which operates Alternative Transportation Services (ATS). This app-based, curb-to-transit microtransit service will be branded as the SCCTD Flyer.

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) Flyer will be door to transit service or vice-versa with access to four MetroLink stations (5th and Missouri, Emerson Park, Washington  Park, and JJK) and 11 connecting MetroBus routes (1, 2, 2X, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 22) and on the reverse to home, employer or school.    This service will provide on demand, shared service to the communities in East St. Louis (residence or starting point) to transit to open access to jobs, education, and healthcare.   Similar to ride-hailing services, riders are able to request a ride in East St. Louis city limits to one of four MetroLink stations to connect with rail or bus services.  This pilot program could be expanded in the future to other markets depending on rider response.

When the program debuts, passengers will be able to request a ride through TransLoc’s app (download at Apple App Store or Google Play) or by phone with ATS Reservations system. The app will provide passengers with an estimated pick-up time, track their ride in real-time and alert them when their ride is about to arrive.   With accessibility being a critical component to the program, customers without smartphones will be able to request same-day rides by phone at 618-800-6884 or online.

Program specifics:

  • $3 one way fare with transfer to MetroLink or MetroBus
    • Fares can be purchased at the following locations:
      • East St. Louis Township Building, 6755 State Street, East St. Louis, IL 62201
      • Gateway Market located, 2511 State Street, East St. Louis 62205
      • Neighbors Marketplace, 1001 N 15th St. East St Louis, IL 62205
      • A Quick Bite at the Belleville MetroLink Station, 718 Scheel Street, Belleville, IL 62220
  • Service within East St. Louis boundaries
  • Service times 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. five days a week
  • No cash fares will be accepted
  • Rides can be requested via the TransLoc App or ATS Reservations
  • Partnership with local retail to sell SCCTD Flyer Passes

SCCTD Flyer Service Area – East St. Louis Township, Illinois:

Requesting your Ride through the App is Simple – it means the SCCTD Flyer is chasing you and you aren’t chasing the bus:

  1. Open the app to see which services are available to you. Riders will be required to turn their location services on.
  2. Input your destination and book a ride through the OnDemand Service – choices are four MetroLink Stations in East St.  Louis and Connecting bus routes from those stations or home, work or school destinations.
  3. Or, find what other transit options are available to you using our trip planner.
  4. Payment can be made by credit card in the app or via passes purchased through ATS or one of the local retail sites in your community.

Download the Transloc App: