St. Clair County Transit District Responds to Veterans’ Needs in Southern IL

District routes service to newly opened Shiloh Veterans’  Center

The IMG_0210-minSt. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) will now provide service to the newly opened Shiloh Veterans’ Center beginning on July 23.  The #15 MetroBus will be rerouted to accommodate service to the new Veterans’ clinic.  In addition, SCCTD will extend evening MetroLink service in response to riders.   MetroLink service will be extended to Shiloh-Scott Station in the evenings instead of truncating service at Fairview Heights. The expanded service will begin on July 23 as well.

“We saw an opportunity where we knew the SCCTD could be of assistance to veterans in our community. We welcome the new Veterans’ Center to Shiloh, and we wanted to make sure we could meet the needs of veterans to access this new resource. Kudos to the SCCTD staff and Metro for their quick response and assistance. As the transit district, we must be able to be responsive to the needs of our community in order to maintain and build transit ridership in IL,” said, Rich Meile, Chairman of the St. Clair County Transit District Board.

St. Clair County Transit District covers the cost of transit service on the Illinois portion of the system through a contract with Metro Transit. This extension of service will add to expenses on an annual basis.  SCCTD mission is to work with area partners and elected officials to ensure safe, reliable transportation access to work, education and healthcare.

Founded in 1981, St. Clair County Transit District oversees 11 MetroLink stations and 18 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 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.  For more information visit www.scctd.org.