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Riding Along During Metro Transit’s Personalized Travel Training Program

  Last month, I told you about the great program offered by Metro Transit’s ADA Services team. The   Travel Training Program teaches individuals who qualify for reduced fares or ADA paratransit services, how to ride MetroBus and MetroLink independently. Early one morning, I tagged along with John McKenney, a veteran Transit Trainer and former MetroBus […]

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Metro Travel Training Program Teaches Qualified Residents How to Use Public Transit and Gives Them Independence

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet some great Metro employees who work hard every day to help individuals use Metro Transit. Metro’s ADA Services team offers a very special Travel Training Program. It teaches individuals who qualify for reduced fares or ADA paratransit services, how to ride MetroBus and MetroLink  independently. Not all riders […]

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Metro Celebrates Completion of $10 Million UMSL South Metrolink Station Interlocking Project

Metro is celebrating the completion of a special construction project that will reduce operations and maintenance costs, and more effectively maintain the rail system while shortening delays for customers during scheduled and unplanned service disruptions. This morning, Metro representatives and others gathered to commemorate the completion of a $10 million light rail interlocking project near […]

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Coro™ Fellow helps Metro Jump Start Program Targeted at Limited English Community Members

I’ll be honest, the extent of my foreign language knowledge is pretty much limited to ‘where’s the bathroom’ in a few languages. I do have experience being in a country where I didn’t speak the language, and I’ll assure you, finding the restroom, let alone using public transportation, can be tough. Recently, I tagged along […]

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Metro Transit Honored by Paraquad at Accessible STL Shine the Light Awards Ceremony

Metro Transit (Bi-State Development Agency) was honored last night at the first AccessibleSTL Shine the Light Awards presented by Paraquad at the Chase Park Plaza. Paraquad recognized Metro, four companies and an individual for leading the way toward a more accessible community for people with disabilities and all who would benefit from increased equality of […]

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Metro Call-A-Ride Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Metro Call-A-Ride is celebrating 25 years of service! Operators, dispatchers and Metro staff were invited to celebrate the milestone at a reception held at the Call-A-Ride Center on Tuesday. There were decorations, a cake,  and a lot of enthusiastic employees! “Call-A-Ride has been a true resource for the community for 25 years.  Our staff works […]

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Work Scheduled to Begin on Improvements to MetroBus Stops in the City of St. Louis

Work will begin next week on improvements to 124 MetroBus stops located in the City of St. Louis. The improvements will provide new or better access for MetroBus customers with disabilities. Work on the first group of bus stops will begin Monday, November 12. The affected stops are: Eastbound Loughborough Ave. at Loughborough Dr. (Route […]

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A Show All Their Own: St. Louis Downtown Airport Hosts Air Show for Children & Adults with Special Needs

Many St. Louisans and visitors enjoyed the air show at Fair St. Louis at the Arch, but over the weekend, the St. Louis Downtown Airport hosted to its own air show. On Sunday, July 3 from noon to 2 p.m., the pilots of the Fair St. Louis air show gave a performance for a very special […]

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Going for A Walking Audit: See the Streetscape from a Human Scale

We peered down the street, uncertain where to look. Then we could see it. The street itself almost melted away, and small, subtle details started jumping out. The nice way the trees created a canopy. The lack of slope on a sidewalk ramp, making it nearly useless for a wheelchair. The direction the pedestrian walk […]

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Upgrading Bus Stops Around St. Louis: An Update

Metro is currently busy upgrading many bus stops in St. Louis City and County to ADA compliance.  You may have noticed some changes in to your neighborhood bus stops: Metro partnered with Paraquad for input and reviewed customer complaints, along with the criteria listed in the link above, to decide which stops would be addressed […]

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