Madison County Transit is giving 20,000 students from around the county the ability to ride their busses for free this summer. The 2012 MCT Summer Youth Pass program starts Tuesday, May 29. The free Summer Youth Passes have been distributed to all Madison County students in the 7th through 12 grades, providing unlimited rides on MCT's fixed-route bus system from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
More than a quarter-million boardings can be tracked to the Summer Youth Pass program since it began in 2008. Agency spokesman S.J. Morrison says the free passes allow students to commute to jobs, summer classes, shopping centers, pools, parks and other recreation areas throughout the county.
The 2012 Summer Youth Pass season begins, with MCT’s spring fixed-route ridership at its highest in agency history. April ridership in 2012 was 8% higher than April 2011 and March 2012 ridership was 11% than the same month in 2011. To learn more about the program, routes, or anything else, go to the MCT Facebook page, call 931-7433, Option #3, or follow the links below: