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St. Clair County Transit District Assists Homeless Veterans after Storm

 redbirdexpress SCCTD LogoDistrict provides much needed transportation as part of community efforts

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) partnered with local and community leaders last Friday to assist area homeless veterans after the storms. When storms ravaged St. Clair County, IL last Thursday knocking out power to thousands of area residents, SCCTD stepped in to assist more than 20 hometown veterans residing at the Joseph Center in East St. Louis which lost power Thursday night.  With temperatures soaring at the facility, SCCTD transported the veterans to a motel in Belleville and provided Metro Gateway cards good for 7 days of free transportation on buses and trains.

“We saw an opportunity where we knew the SCCTD could be of assistance to our local veterans. Stepping in on Friday and providing transportation is all a part of our job serving residents of St. Clair County,” said, Richard Meile, Chairman of the St. Clair County Transit District Board.

“In addition, it was important to us that we make sure they had access to transportation during their stay in Belleville by providing them Gateway cards. Friday’s events are just another example of how we are here to serve the community,” said Meile.

SCCTD mission is to work with area partners and elected officials to ensure safe, reliable transportation access to work, education and healthcare.  Details on the services are available at

Founded in 1981, St. Clair County Transit District oversees 11 MetroLink stations and 17 bus routes in St. Clair County, IL.  If commuters have any questions about service, they can contact (618) 628-8090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.  For more information visit

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