Riding transit with the St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will become even easier beginning in October. SCCTD will expand the hours and days that special passes will be available at the Belleville MetroLink Station, 718 Scheel Street, accessible by MetroLink, MetroBus and ample parking for Seniors and those eligible for the Benefits Access Pass.
“We are working very hard to serve the citizens of Southwestern Illinois,” said Richard Meile, St. Clair County Transit District Board Chair. “Expanding the hours and days of service for these special passes will give our residents more opportunity to get on board transit and access our community and beyond. Before we were offering these passes twice a month, now residents will have more than 8 opportunities each month to get their passes.”
Persons 65 years of age or older, who reside in the SCCTD service area, are eligible for a Free Senior Pass. Service area includes the townships of Belleville, Canteen, Caseyville, Centreville, East St. Louis, Engelmann, Lebanon, Mascoutah, O’Fallon, Shiloh Valley, Smithton, Stookey, Stites, St. Clair and Sugarloaf. Once a Senior Pass is issued, residents may ride free on the MetroBus or MetroLink. To obtain an SCCTD Senior Pass, apply in person with a valid Illinois photo identification every Tuesday and Thursday, between the Hours of 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Belleville MetroLink Station. Senior Passes allow the pass holder to ride ANYWHERE in St. Clair County and St. Louis City and County on any fixed route transit (MetroLink & MetroBus).
BENEFITS ACCESS PASS (BAP) for UNDER 65 years of age (Formerly Circuit Breaker)
The BAP will now be available to all enrollees who qualify on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Belleville MetroLink Station. The BAP will allow the Pass holder to ride Free on the Illinois MetroBus and MetroLink. BAP ID eligibility is determined by the State of Illinois. More information on eligibility is available at www.scctd.org. Approval certificates will be required to obtain the BAP. If passengers do not have the approved certificate, a new application will need to be submitted before applying for the pass. The BAP pass does not allow for free transportation in St. Louis City and County.
Customers with questions, may call the District office at 618.628.8090, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.