At a brief ceremony on May 1, Madison County Transit (MCT) Chairman Dan Corbett was joined by Troy Mayor Al Adomite, MCT Managing Director Jerry Kane and other local officials, staff and trustees to cut a ribbon commemorating the opening of the new MCT Troy park-and-ride facility.
MCT bus service to the site began the following day, May 2, from the lot at the intersection of South Main Street and U.S. Highway 40 in Troy.
“MCT is proud to open another multi-modal facility to serve Madison County residents,” said Kane. “This site will provide greater bike and bus connections for the people of Troy and the surrounding communities.”
Construction of the new park and ride was initiated by the MCT Board of Trustees last spring to replace the aging gravel lot which had reached capacity. The $2.8 million project includes the following:
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▪ 180-car concrete parking facility to replace the 110-car gravel lot;
▪ open-air passenger shelter;
▪ underground detention to control run-off and energy efficient LED lighting;
▪ 24-hour video surveillance for passenger and staff safety;
▪ 3,000-foot bike/pedestrian trail from the site to Spring Valley Road and four bike lockers; and
▪ pedestrian crossing at South Main Street, and reconstructed streets and sidewalks.
The facility will serve commuters to St. Louis on the No. 14X Highland Express, students, faculty and staff commuting to SIUE on the No. 13X Highland-SIUE Express, and area residents traveling within Troy, Maryville and Glen Carbon on the No. 13 Glen Carbon-Highland. The new facility will also provide a transfer location for Runabout passengers.
Keller Construction was the general contractor for the project. Subcontractors included: Brewster Companies, Electrico, Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, Hutson & Associates, Joseph F. Becker, Right Way Traffic Control, and Tindall Construction.