RFP Released for Campaign for SCCTD Flyer

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) in partnership with the St. Clair County Transit District is seeking a consultant to assist in the creation of a comprehensive marketing campaign on the SCCTD Flyer serving several communities in St. Clair County, IL to build and promote ridership on the Flyer and connecting transit system.  Key messaging will …

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Jun 11

Gateway Go Card Program Returns to Connect Young People to Summer Jobs, Educational and Recreational Opportunities Through Discounted Transit Rides

The Gateway Go Card is back this summer, providing area youth a discount of up to 66% to ride MetroLink and MetroBus. After being sidelined last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program once again aims to provide mobility and independence to young persons in the St. Louis region, giving those ages 13 to …

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Jun 7

Red Bird Express Remains Un-Scheduled for 2021

Thank you for your commitment to the Red Bird Express and transit in St. Clair County. While we are beginning to see the region open, the pandemic has impacted the transit industry significantly. There has been a decrease in the number of operators available due to the impacts of COVID-19 including the devasting loss of …

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Jun 7

St. Clair County Transit District Approves Funding for Air Mobility Trail

The St Clair County Transit District recently approved funding for the construction of the Air Mobility Trail in Shiloh, Ill. The trail project will consist of an approximately 1.2-mile long and 10-foot wide paved trail from Siebert Road to the MetroBikeLink System. Upon completion, this trail will create a 5-mile, spin-off loop from the MetroBikeLink via …

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Jun 7

Right-sizing Transit to Meet Changing Customer Needs

Public transportation access is essential to the vitality of communities throughout Southwestern Illinois. It goes beyond getting people where they need to go. Accessibility is about economics, equality, education, improved health and environmental outcomes, and the ability to attract and retain business. It is imperative transportation providers recognize that mobility needs change and then evolve …

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Jun 7

St. Clair County Transit District to Continue Offering FREE Public Transportation to COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Belleville

As the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center in Belleville prepares to shut down on Sunday, May 30, the St. Clair County Transit District reminds area residents that free transportation will remain available to and from the St. Clair County Health Department location at 330 West Main Street in Belleville …

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May 26

St. Clair County Transit District Debuts New Trolley at Scott Air Force Base, Honoring Servicemen and Women

In advance of Memorial Day, the St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) today debuted its new SCCTD Trolley at Scott Air Force Base (SAFB). Designed to honor local servicemen and women, the SCCTD Trolley will replace the service vehicles on both the 21 and 21X Shuttle Routes currently offered at SAFB. The cost to ride …

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May 24

No credit card? No worries. VanGo Now Accepts Cash

Starting May 3, the SCCTD VanGo on-demand public transit service began accepting cash to board. The following are the updated guidelines for accepting cash and how to use the cash feature: Log into the SCCTD VanGo app and head to the Payment Methods tab in the app menu and tap the Cash toggle. When booking …

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May 5

Design Consultant selected for Summer Riding Program in IL

Bauerhaus Design, Inc. was selected for the 2021 MetroBikeLink  Summer Riding campaign.  Bauerhaus was selected from a pool of six proposals – evaluated based on the following established criteria: Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work Proposal Quality Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work being asked to …

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May 5

St. Clair County Transit District to Offer Its Flyer Service in Belleville Beginning May 17

To help meet the changing needs of its customer base, the St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will begin offering the SCCTD Flyer service in Belleville beginning May 17. The service will replace the fixed route #17 MetroBus (Carlyle Plaza – 17th Street), which is being discontinued on June 14 as part of planned route …

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May 3

Federal Mask Mandate on Transit Extended through September 13, 2021

On January 21, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “require masks to be worn in compliance with CDC guidelines” in various modes of transportation, including public transportation.  Today, this order was extended through September 13, 2021. Security Directive (SD) 1582/84-21-01A applies to passenger railroads, intercity bus services, and public transportation. The order …

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Apr 30
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