Madison County Transit is giving students from around the county the ability to ride their busses for a reduced fee during the school year. The "MCT Student Monthly Pass" provides unlimited rides from September through May on MCT Shuttle, MCT Cross County, and MCT regional routes. The cost is $15 per month.
The equivalent adult pass runs $40 per month. Agency spokesman S.J. Morrison says the program has proven to be a popular one.
The passes are on sale now. You can buy them online, through the mail, or in person at Granite City High School. Morrison stresses, however, that the program is available to students at all schools around the county. To learn more about the program, go to the MCT Facebook page, call 931-7433, Option #3, or log on to this story at AltonDailyNews.com for links to the agency's website and e-mail address.