We are proud to introduce a new look for the home page of Metro’s official website Metrostlouis.org!
We have been working hard at Metro to redevelop and redesign the Metrostlouis.org website. The complete rollout of the Phase One of the project includes a redesign of the home page. Note, this new look and feel is only for the homepage. We wanted to provide an easier “dashboard” into the content our riders use the most. The homepage prominently displays a trip-planning function, schedule and route info for MetroLink, MetroBus and Call-A-Ride, rider alerts, links to our blog and our long-range plan website, and other relevant transit news.
The other big change is the use of Google Transit as our public-facing trip planning application. Many users have preferred the interface and ease of use of Google Transit. Hopefully this change will make it easier for everyone to plan their trips on Metro’s system. Google Maps also offers transit directions on smart phones, including information on nearby bus stops and earlier and later trip times.
Also note our social media links in the bottom right corner to our official Facebook fan page and Twitter feed. We are encouraging riders to become Fans and Followers to receive rider alert, important info, and provide feedback to Metro.
Phase Two of the new website includes a total re-working and redesign of the interior pages (yes, we know they are ugly and unfriendly; that is why we are working to change that for you!). Not only will the interior pages match the look and feel of the home page, but you also will see the following changes:
- New menu navigation – we feel the site can be better organized
- Many updates to content, including friendlier use of maps and schedules
- More media content to help you use the system
- Rider stories and experiences
The new website should be finished in the next several months.
Now, we want your feedback. Please leave a comment below!