Gas prices are on the rise again, with most locations in and around the Riverbend charging more than $4.05 for a gallon of regular unleaded. With some forecasters warning of $4.25 a gallon by summer, officials with Madison County Transit are encouraging residents to consider riding the bus, even if it doesn't drop you off right in front of your destination.
MCT Spokesman SJ Morrison says most routes around town and even into St. Louis are easily completed by bicycle, which you can take with you on the bus.
He says if you are using MCT for short trips around town, you would probably be better off investing in a $40 monthly pass. You can find out more by logging onto the MCT website: www.mct.org