Madison County Transit
Free Ride / Half Fare IDs

Madison County Transit (MCT) offers free and reduced rides to individuals that meet all current eligibility guidelines. Having an MCT ID in the past does not mean you are eligible for a new MCT ID. Please see the following guidelines below to ensure you qualify for a half-fare or free ride MCT ID before attending.

Expiring IDs can be replaced up to three months before the actual expiration date but individuals must still meet all eligibility guidelines before a new ID will be made.

Upcoming ID Sessions:

November 2, 2018
(12 - 1 pm)
Mt. Nebo Soup ‘n Share Madison

November 6, 2018
(2 - 3 pm)
Alton Regional Multimodal Transportation Center

November 7, 2018
(1 – 4 pm)
Edwardsville Station

November 13, 2018
(10 – 11 am)
Collinsville Township Senior Center

November 14, 2018
(2 – 3 pm)
Bethalto Village Hall

November 15, 2018
(10 – 11 am)
Granite City Township Senior Center

November 16, 2018
(10 – 11 am)
Tri-Township Public Library; Troy

December 5, 2018
(1 – 4 pm)
Edwardsville Station

January 2, 2018
(1 – 4 pm)
Edwardsville Station

February 6, 2018
(1 – 4 pm)
Edwardsville Station

All sessions are held at Edwardsville Station
158 N. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025


Replacement ID Request:
To request a replacement ID print and fill out the Replacement ID Request Form. The fee is $10.00 for the first replacement and $20.00 for each subsequent replacement.

MCT Senior Free Ride ID (65 & up):
  • Seniors who live in the State of Illinois and are enrolled in the Benefits Access program can receive the MCT Senior Free Ride ID by showing a valid photo ID and proof of Benefits Access enrollment at an MCT ID Distribution Session. See below for more information on the Benefits Access Program.

  • Valid for free unlimited rides on any MCT fixed-route bus.

  • Valid for half fare rides on Metro in St. Clair County and Missouri.

  • Benefits Access eligibility required.

MCT Benefits Access Free Ride ID:
  • Illinois residents who are enrolled in the Benefits Access program can receive the MCT Benefits Access Free Ride ID by showing a valid photo ID and proof of Benefits Access enrollment at an MCT ID Distribution Session. See below for more information on the Benefits Access Program.

  • Valid for free unlimited rides on any MCT fixed-route bus.

  • This ID is NOT valid on Metro in St. Clair County or Missouri.

  • Benefits Access eligibility required.

MCT Senior Select Free Ride ID (75 & up):
  • Madison County Seniors age 75 and up can receive the MCT Senior Select Free Ride ID by showing a valid photo ID at a MCT ID Distribution session.

  • Valid for free unlimited rides on any MCT fixed-route bus.

  • Valid for half fare rides on Metro in St. Clair County and Missouri.

  • Benefits Access eligibility not required.

MCT ADA Paratransit Free Ride ID:
  • Registered ACT Paratransit, ADA-eligible users can receive the MCT ADA Paratransit Free Ride ID by showing a valid photo ID at an MCT ID Distribution Session. Enrollment is verified with ACT Paratransit.

  • Valid for free unlimited rides on any MCT fixed-route bus and Metro bus or train in St. Clair County.

  • Valid for half fare rides on Metro in Missouri.

  • Benefits Access eligibility not required.

MCT Half Fare ID:
  • Seniors (65 and up) can receive a MCT Half Fare ID by attending a MCT ID Distribution and showing a valid photo ID.

  • Disabled individuals with a valid Medicare card or State of Illinois issued Disable ID may receive a Half Fare ID by showing a valid photo ID at a MCT ID Distribution Session.

  • Valid for half fare rides on any MCT fixed-route bus.

  • Valid for half fare rides on Metro in St. Clair County and in Missouri.

  • Benefits Access eligibility not required.

How to apply for the Benefits Access Program
To be determined eligible for an MCT Senior or MCT Benefits Access Free Ride ID you must submit a Benefit Access application on the internet. Paper applications are not available.

Apply online at www.cbrx.il.gov
For questions call the AgeSmart Community Resources at (618) 222-2561

MCT is not responsible for registering passengers or determining eligibility for the Benefits Access program. The registration process is through the Illinois Dept. on Aging.