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Metro Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the ADA

Did you know that Metro was an early leader in providing transportation options and service for the disabled? In 1977, Metro (you knew us as Bi-State back then) became one of the first transit agencies in the nation to operate buses during regular service that were equipped with wheelchair lifts. That was 13 years before […]

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Laclede’s Landing Station West Entrance, Elevator Reopens

The west entrance to the Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station reopened this morning. Passengers can now access the station from Second Street and use the station’s elevator, which is fully operational and only accessible from the Second Street entrance. The station’s west entrance was temporarily closed in August following a partial wall collapse at a nearby building, and […]

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East Entrance to Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to Close Tomorrow

Metro transit will close the east entrance of the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station on Friday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m., and MetroLink passengers will need to use the stairs and elevator at the west entrance of the station to access the platform. The temporary closure of the station’s east entrance is necessary to accommodate Loop […]

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Senior Sign-Up Events at Schnucks

Metro transit will host Reduced Fare Permit registration events for older adults in July at 10 area Schnucks stores. The Reduced Fare Permit identifies adults age 65 and older as qualifying for reduced fares when riding MetroBus and MetroLink.  Metro representatives will sign up eligible senior citizens on the following dates and times at these […]

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New Park-Ride Option at Sunnen MetroLink Station

A new Metro Park-Ride lot is now open at the Sunnen MetroLink Station. The 96-space parking lot is located east of and adjacent to the Sunnen MetroLink Station at 21 Sunnen Drive in the heart of the City of Maplewood. This Blue Line station is very convenient for commuters coming to the Sunnen Business Park. […]

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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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