IL VW Settlement Plan includes funding for TRANSIT

Illinois EPA launched the “Driving a Cleaner Illinois” program today, aimed at improving air quality in the state by primarily removing old diesel engines from service.   This program makes way for cities, schools, transit agencies, and private businesses to submit project ideas to the Illinois EPA detailing how they will replace the old engines with …

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Aug 29

ART ON TRACK FOR METROBIKELINK TRAIL

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is teaming 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 …

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Aug 27

“Try & Ride” Program Featured on Fox2Now

 St. Clair County Transit District teamed up with Citizens for Modern Transit to remind residents about the availability of its free Try & Ride program. The Try & Ride program provides users with customized route information, helpful tips and tricks, and free fare for the first month. Executive Director of Citizens for Modern Transit Kim Cella discusses the biggest …

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Aug 17

COMMUTERS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE TRANSIT DURING MLK BRIDGE CLOSURE

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced yesterday that the Martin Luther King Bridge will be closing in both directions through the Fall of 2019 so crews can perform extensive repairs to the bridge’s ramps and roadways. This closure is expected to cause extensive traffic congestion and delays, particularly during the morning commute. To help alleviate …

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Aug 10

Red Bird Express Ridership is on the Rise

St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is excited to announce Illinois residents are flocking to the Red Bird Express. For the first 55 home games of this year compared to the first 55 homes games of 2017, the Red Bird Express ridership is up 10 percent according to the Chairman of St. Clair County Transit …

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Aug 3

Fall 2018 Ten Toes Express Registration Now Open

The CMT Ten Toes Express Walk Program promotes the health and well-being benefits of transit commuting. Created to inspire St. Louis area older adults, and any other interested individuals, to see how easy it is to integrate walking with public transit getting around town. The 2018 Fall Session gets underway on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in partnership with AARP …

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Aug 1

St. Clair County Approves Bill on Mutual Aid Agreement between Sheriff’s Department and St.  Louis City Police on MetroLink

The St. Clair County Board passed a resolution authorizing a mutual aid agreement for St. Clair County Sheriff’s deputies to provide law enforcement services on the Missouri side of the MetroLink system last night.  This resolution paralleled an ordinance passed in the City of St. Louis on June 1. “Ridership on the public transit system …

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Jul 31

St. Clair County Transit District Launches New Website

St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is excited to announce the launch of our redesigned agency website at www.scctd.org. The website has a fresh, contemporary look and is easier for riders to navigate while locating valuable information about routes and fares. This newly redesigned website offers quick access to essential information and features that offer …

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Jul 23

Transit Trekking

Transit is a great way to go!  Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc. (TWM), an engineering firm based in St. Clair County, Illinois, provides monthly Metro Transit passes to their employees.  In addition, TWM is partnering with the St. Clair County Transit District on the MetroBikeLink extension projects.  Sheila Kimlinger, a transportation group manager with TWM, …

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Jul 20

St. Clair County Transit District Receives Funding to Expand Trail System

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) announced today the award of a grant from the Metro East Parks and Recreation District for the build-out of the Old Collinsville Road Bike Trail.  SCCTD received a $243,000 grant from MERPD to build out Phase #1 of the trail from Lebanon Road to Rand Lane on Old …

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Jul 17

St. Clair County Transit District Responds to Veterans’ Needs in Southern IL  

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will now provide service to the newly opened Shiloh Veterans Center beginning on July 23.  The #15 MetroBus will be rerouted to accommodate service to the new Veterans’ clinic.  In addition, SCCTD will extend evening MetroLink service in response to riders.   MetroLink service will be extended to Shiloh-Scott …

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Jul 13
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