Ticketing Changes for 2019 Red Bird Express Season

St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is excited to announce enhanced ticketing options for the 2019 Red Bird Express. The 2018 Red Bird Express season saw record ridership, and SCCTD will be enhancing ticket purchase choices to continue to build ridership on the system.  Beginning with the April 4, 2019 Opening Day game against the …

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Mar 14

SCCTD Rider Alert: Repairs set for Friday, March 15 for MetroBikeLink Trail

Due to needed repairs on the MetroBikeLink Rt 159 trail bridge, it will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm on Friday, March 15, 2019.  We appreciate and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while these repairs are being made. Look for our upcoming celebration in May to highlight the new …

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Mar 12

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputy Riding the Rails with Metro Division for 10 Years

Security of the transit system is a top priority for the St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) as it has shifted its focus to customer service, rider engagement and ridership programming. Through a partnership with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department in Illinois, SCCTD is working closely with deputies riding the system and highlighting their …

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Mar 6

St. Clair County Board Elects Herb Simmons as Chair

The St. Clair County Transit District Board of Directors elected Herb Simmons as Chair at its Feb. 28 meeting. Simmons, Director of the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), replaces Richard Meile.  In his role as Director of St. Clair County EMA, Simmons is responsible for the emergency preparations for St. Clair County and …

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Mar 5

NEW BUS SERVICE TO PROVIDE LINK BETWEEN METROLINK AND MIDAMERICA ST. LOUIS AIRPORT

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport and the St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) today announced that, effective March 11, there will be new bus service providing round trips between the Shiloh-Scott AFB Metrolink station and the bus stop at the passenger terminal of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. The bus will operate seven days a week during …

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Feb 26

Retail Arrives at Belleville MetroLink with Partnership with Challenge Unlimited on March 1

The St. Clair County Transit District is teaming up with Challenge Unlimited to provide retail opportunities for transit commuters at the Belleville MetroLink Station on March 1. A grand opening for the new store, A Quick Bite, will take place on March 1 at 11:15 AM located at 718 Scheel Street, Belleville, 62221. Headquartered in …

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Feb 20

ILLINOIS TRANSIT RIDERS BELIEVE ST. CLAIR COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT ON TRACK TO IMPROVE SECURITY

Recent rider survey data is demonstrating the St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) in partnership with Metro is on track with security measures on transit.  The SCCTD is shifting its focus in 2019 to the rider experience.  The District launched a new Ambassador program in January focused on enhancing service and growing ridership through improved …

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Feb 12

ST. CLAIR COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT TO ANALYZE BUS SYSTEM TO MEET CHANGING NEEDS OF SOUTHWESTERN IL

St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is teaming up with Bi-State Development to do a comprehensive operational analysis of all 18 MetroBus routes in Southwestern Illinois.  SCCTD and Bi-State issued an official Request for Proposals (RFP) on January 29 seeking technical assistance to conduct an operational assessment of the current MetroBus system, including recommendations for …

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Feb 4

ST. CLAIR COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT DONATES RETIRED BUS TO LOCAL CHARITY TO BENEFIT CHILDREN

St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) stepped up for area children and donated a retired 13 passenger ATS vehicle to Caritas Family Solutions on January 17, 2019.  Caritas Family Solutions plans to use the donated SCCTD bus to provide basic, emergency, and recreational transportation for the youth at St. John Bosco Children’s Center. “We are …

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Jan 25

New Grocery Store Offers Healthy Options at Emerson Park MetroLink Sation

Access to healthy foods recently arrived in East St. Louis in the form of Neighbor’s Marketplace, adjacent to the Emerson Park MetroLink Station. East St. Louis has been described as a food desert until the recent opening of Neighbor’s Marketplace, just steps from transit.  The newly opened grocery store has full service amenities including fresh …

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Jan 25

SCCTD Teams Up with Transit Stakeholders to Help Transit Riders “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” on Valentine’s Day

Transit is a safe and cost-effective transportation option utilized daily by thousands of St. Louis area residents. To spread a little love to these riders, the MetroLink Police Unit is teaming up with Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, St. Clair County Transit District and the University of Missouri – St. Louis to host “Wake up …

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Jan 25
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