St. Clair County Transit District’s (SCCTD) is working to streamline services to meet the changing needs of its customer base. Some bus route changes will go into effect starting Monday, June 15. These include the suspension of the #2X Waterloo-Columbia Express and the discontinuation of the #7 Fairmont City MetroBus route. Alternative service options are available for these customers.
The #2 Cahokia route operated by Metro Transit will replace the #2X Columbia-Waterloo Express bus service to Monroe County. The #2 Cahokia MetroBus will connect with Monroe-Randolph Transit District routes to continue the journey to the Columbia-Waterloo area. The SCCTD Flyer service will be made available for those who typically rely on the #7 MetroBus serving Fairmont City to the Emerson Park MetroLink Station.
The changes and alternative service options are detailed below. Please check this page regularly for updated information.
The #2X Waterloo-Columbia Express MetroBus route to the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station will be replaced by the #2 Cahokia route. This route will connect with Monroe-Randolph Transit District (MRTD) routes. MRTD will have two morning buses starting at the 4th and Library stop in Waterloo. The first will depart weekdays at 5:45 a.m., arrive at 6:00 a.m. at Main @ Whiteside in Columbia, then 6:05 a.m. at 181 Columbia Center in Columbia and at 6:15 a.m. at Dupo Railroad, where riders can catch the #2 Cahokia route. The other will start at 6:30 a.m., arrive at 6:45 a.m. at Main @ Whiteside in Columbia, then 6:50 a.m. at 181 Columbia Center in Columbia and at 7:00 a.m. at Dupo Railroad. Two return routes in the evening will be begin at the Dupo Railroad at 4:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Metro Transit fare tickets and passes will be accepted aboard the MRTD route.
The #7 Fairmont City MetroBus route is being replaced with an on-demand, shared-ride SCCTD Flyer service. The SCCTD Flyer costs $3 per one-way trip to or from one of four local MetroLink Stations — 5th & Missouri, Emerson Park, Washington Park and JJK Center — and connecting MetroBus routes within the boundaries of East St. Louis and Fairmont City. Transfers are not included. Service is available weekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and can be scheduled by calling (618) 800-6884 or downloading the TransLoc app, which is available through the Apple Store or Google Play. Passes can be paid for through the app or at the East Riverfront MetroLink Station, East St. Louis Township Building, Gateway Market, Neighbors Marketplace and Quick Bite at the Belleville MetroLink Station. No cash fares will be accepted.