Gas prices continue to stay above $3.50 a gallon, and prices of $4.00 a gallon and higher were seen in the region in recent years. With prices expected to continue to stay high, officials with Madison County Transit are hoping you will celebrate “National Dump the Pump Day” on Thursday. That is the day Americans are asked to try transit, carpooling or bicycling to work.
MCT Spokesman SJ Morrison says it doesn’t have to be an intimidating or confusing prospect, especially if you use the new Google trip planner.
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Morrison says ridership locally reflects the nationwide trend, with continued increases being reported for the last several years. He says you can find out more by logging onto the MCT website, which we've linked to below, or by calling 797-4600.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.