SCCTD VanGo is definitely on the go in St. Clair County. Ridership is on the rise, and effective September 1, prices will be tweaked to ensure the service can continue in the Lebanon-Mascoutah area.
Beginning September 1st, senior pricing will resume at the $1 fare to or from Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station and $3 Fare to any other point within the MOD Zone.
“SCCTD VanGo is a premium transit service. The special introductory offer will end as of Sept. 1 similar to other microtransit providers in SCCTD service area,” said Ken Sharkey, Managing Director of the St. Clair County Transit District.
SCCTD partners with transit tech company Via to make transit more convenient in Lebanon and Mascoutah through this microtransit service. Residents are able to book trips whenever they need them directly on your phone through the SCCTD VanGo app or by calling the SCCTD VanGo support number (618-268-1842) for on-demand public transit.
With the ease of service, more St. Clair County residents are utilizing its availability. There has been a 40% increase in weekly active riders since February. In addition, the average rider uses the service ~4 times per week. Wait times for rides average about 10 minutes.
The VanGo service is currently available in the Lebanon – Mascoutah area with some service to O’Fallon as well. More information is available at here.