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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UPDATE: Maintenance Underway on MetroBikeLink Trail

Maintaining the St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) system for residents and visitors is top of mind with a new maintenance project kicking off on the the MetroBikeLink Trail.   The St Clair County Transit District will begin performing trail maintenance from the Brookhill Subdivision to the Memorial MetroLink Station, a two and half mile improvement …

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Sep 12

St. Clair County Sheriff Honored for Work on Transit

As part of its 34th Annual Meeting, Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) recently celebrated the incredible efforts of several individuals for their exemplary commitment to championing transit in the St. Louis area. During the event, CMT presented awards to City of St. Louis Alderman Terry Kennedy, City of St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, St. …

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Sep 10

ST. CLAIR COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT IS ON THE MOVE

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is on the move in Southwestern Illinois. The District recently moved its offices to downtown Belleville on the Square with access via transit.  The District’s new home at 27 North Illinois Street is serviced by the #1 MetroBus providing access to the Belleville MetroLink Station and greater visibility for …

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Sep 10

St. Clair County Transit District teaming up with Stakeholders on MetroLink Access Project

The St. Clair County Transit District announced it will be teaming up with Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro, East-West Gateway Council of Governments,  the Organization for Black Struggle and local law enforcement to pilot a MetroLink Access Project designed to help improve fare validation at three highly utilized MetroLink stations. The initiative is among multiple …

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Sep 7

Metro Quarterly Service Change Scheduled for September 10

Metro Transit will make adjustments to five MetroBus routes on Sept. 10, as part of the quarterly service change. Metro monitors and reviews feedback from riders and operators, and uses this feedback and other trip data to make updates to MetroBus routes and schedules. More: Access new schedules and route maps. Illinois #15 Belleville-Shiloh-O’Fallon (Map | Schedule): Route and schedule adjustments to …

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Sep 6

St. Clair County Celebrates Completion of $7 Million River Bridge District Project on East Riverfront

St. Clair County celebrated the completion of the $7 million River Bridge District project on the East St. Louis Riverfront today with a ribbon cutting.  The River Bridge District Project is wrapping up on time and under budget, following a $7 million investment in a comprehensive overhaul of Front Street from Trendley Avenue in East …

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Aug 30

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

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
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