St. Clair County Transit District to Host Open House to Talk IL MetroBus

Transit Vision 2020 is a comprehensive analysis of the 18 fixed bus routes in St. Clair County

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is hosting a public open house on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Metro Landing of Swansea, 228 Metro Way, Swansea, IL 62226 to talk Illinois Metrobus system. The location is accessible by both MetroLink and MetroBus.  SCCTD is conducting an in-depth review of the existing transit network through a study called SCCTD Transit Vision 2020. The purpose of the study is to identify what is and is not working well, where service is and is not needed, and ultimately, how SCCTD can better serve the region.

Through SCCTD Transit Vision 2020, SCCTD hopes to:

  • Better understand how we can best serve our existing and potential customers, and further define transit’s role in regional mobility and economic development.
  • Increase ridership through improved design and operation of public transit in St. Clair County and the surrounding metro area.
  • Establish a framework for making decisions about existing and future transit service.
  • Develop closer links between SCCTD and the community that builds advocacy and ownership.

“SCCTD is working to provide ample public engagement opportunities including pop-up events at transit stations, an online survey, and now our open house. It is imperative that residents weigh in to ensure we are implementing a new vision for the system that meets the needs of our communities,” said Herb Simmons, chair of the St. Clair County Transit District Board of Trustees.

The Sept. 25 meeting will be an Open House format with formal remarks from 6:30- 7 p.m.   Participants will have the opportunity to weigh in on service needs, focus areas for improved service and any other concerns. Participants will be encouraged to take a survey to ensure their comments are included.

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) is committed to ensuring a safe, effective and efficient transit system. In April, the SCCTD Board approved a contract with Transportation Management Design, Inc. (TMD) to conduct a comprehensive 9 month analysis of the 18 fixed bus routes in St. Clair County – Transit Vision 2020.  The study will look at changing service options with the goal of offering patrons faster, more frequent service. There will be opportunities for public input throughout the process.