ST. CLAIR COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT TO SEE UPGRADES TO BUS STOPS THROUGH FEDERAL GRANT

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will see upgrades to bus stops by late 2019 with the help of $917,884 in federal funds available to support bus stop enhancements and signage updates in St. Clair County. Upgrades could include enhanced shelters, benches, trash receptacles and signage. SCCTD will provide the required local match of …

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Jan 9

SCCTD UNDERWRITES THREE NEW METROLINK PATROL VEHICLES FOR SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will deliver three new MetroLink Patrol Vehicles to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department on January 7th at 1 PM at the Emerson Park MetroLink Station in East St. Louis.  The vehicles highlight the important partnership between the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department and SCCTD while enhancing the …

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Jan 9

ATS Gets Security Upgrade

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) launched a new security initiative in December to ensure the safety of its riders and drivers on its Alternative Transportation System (ATS) Fleet.  Forty-five ATS vehicles were equipped with five security cameras each – four interior cameras and one exterior camera.   The $360,000 security initiative will be completed …

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Jan 7

TRANSIT DISTRICT IMPROVES RIDER EXPERIENCE THROUGH NEW AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) launched a new Ambassador program focused on enhancing service and growing ridership through improved customer service, education, and promotion of SCCTD services. The Ambassadors primary role is to promote the public’s safe enjoyment and use of the MetroLink, MetroBus and SCCTD’s Bike and Pedestrian (MetroBikeLink) systems. “Our Ambassadors …

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Jan 3

St. Clair County Transit’s District Director of Facilities Gives Back with Bike Recycling Program

Belleville, Illinois, December 17, 2018 – St. Clair County Transit District’s Director of Facilities and Maintenance Tony Erwin has a history of giving back to the community.  Since 2002, Tony has been working with a neighbor to fix up bicycles for the community in collaboration with the Freeburg Food Pantry.  His bike recycling program has …

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Dec 17

Art Arrived On MetroBikeLink Trail

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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Dec 5

SCCTD to open Orchard Loop Trail  

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is nearing completion of the first phase of the Orchard Loop Trail.  The contractor, DMS Contracting based in Mascoutah, IL, is in the final phase of construction.   This 3 mile segment is slated to be open by late 2018 barring any weather issues and will connect the …

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Nov 6

SCCTD to Begin Work on New Trail Extension with Historic Roots in Community

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is set to begin work on a new trail extension from the Memorial MetroLink Station to the Fairview Heights Station.  This 3.5 mile trail, set to open in 2019, has historic roots in the community as the economic engine of Southwestern Illinois from the late 1800’s through early …

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Nov 6

SCCTD Wants to Hear from You

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is interested in hearing from riders on their thoughts on the MetroLink, MetroBus, ATS and MetroBikeLink system in Southwestern IL. Over the next year, they will be asking riders to weigh in to help ensure they are providing the best service possible for all users. Please take a …

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Nov 5

Red Bird Express Moving Thousands of IL Game Goers

St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is excited to announce Illinois residents are flocking to the Red Bird Express. 2018 Red Bird Express ridership topped prior year by more than 8 percent. The Red Bird Express has had record breaking ridership numbers over the summer including a May 6th game that broke records for most …

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Oct 9

ST. CLAIR COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT EXPANDS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPECIAL PASSES FOR SENIORS AND LOW INCOME RESIDENTS

Riding transit with the St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will become even easier beginning in October. SCCTD will expand the hours and days that special passes will be available at the Belleville MetroLink Station, 718 Scheel Street, accessible by MetroLink, MetroBus and ample parking for Seniors and those eligible for the Benefits Access Pass. …

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Sep 25
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