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Gateway Arch Riverboats Celebrate 50 Years of Cruising the St. Louis Riverfront

As the Gateway Arch approaches its golden anniversary, the Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer riverboats on the St. Louis Riverfront are already turning 50. The riverboats were put into service five decades ago when the Gateway Arch was under construction.  Area residents and visitors to St. Louis were very curious to see how the unusually […]

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The National Park Service and Bi-State Development Agency Renew Partnership That Will Benefit the Economic Health of the Region

The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) and the National Park Service (NPS) have signed renewed agreements for services and fee management relating to the development and operation of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial which includes the Gateway Arch, Luther Ely Smith Square and the Old Courthouse. The renewal and signing of the agreements between Bi-State Development […]

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St. Louis Riverfront Project Gets Underway

Major improvements to the St. Louis Riverfront as part of the historic CityArchRiver 2015 project are now underway. Regional leaders, residents and others celebrated the official groundbreaking last month. The Central Riverfront project, the second component of the CityArchRiver 2015 initiative, will improve the safety and accessibility of the Mississippi Riverfront and Gateway Arch grounds […]

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Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum to Receive the St. Louis AIAA Civic Service Award

Big congratulations are in order for the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum! The St. Louis Section of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) selected the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum for the 2013 AIAA Civic Service Award. The award recognizes the museum’s efforts to preserve and promote historic air and […]

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FedEx Express Donates Boeing 727-200F Aircraft to St. Louis Downtown Airport

  Today (April 19) was a very special day for St. Louis Downtown Airport and the region in terms of safety, emergency response preparedness, training and aviation education. This morning, following its last flight, the Boeing 727-200F aircraft operated for 20 years by FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, was donated to St. Louis […]

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Youth Aviation Programs At St. Louis Downtown Airport Rewarding For Girls and Boys And All Involved

  Educating boys and girls about aviation  opportunities and careers is a priority for the staff at the St. Louis Downtown Airport as well as for other groups located at the airport. This past Saturday, St. Louis Downtown Airport, St. Louis University (SLU), Boeing, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 64, the Greater St. Louis Air and […]

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SLU Parks College Aviation Fraternity Fundraises With A Plane Wash

Car wash fundraiser? That’s so 2012. The members of the Alpha Eta Rho Fraternity at  St. Louis University Park College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology took the common car wash to the next level with a plane wash at St. Louis Downtown Airport last month! Alpha Eta Rho is a coed international professional college aviation […]

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Bi-State Development Agency/Metro Approves Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

The Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) has approved a $306.3 million operating budget and $442.9 million (3 year) capital budget for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014).  The FY2014 budget allocates resources to run the transit system and all enterprises for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 with a 3.7 percent increase […]

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New Mobile Web Page for GatewayArch.com

Did you know that Metro operates the Gateway Arch attractions? That’s right! Not only is Metro in the transit business, but Metro is also in the tourism business. We operate the Gateway Arch tram, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, the Discovery Bike Rentals, and the Riverfront Helicopter Tours. Planning a trip down to the Riverfront just […]

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Fun, Food, History and Games at ‘Night at the Museum’ at the Gateway Arch This Saturday

What are you doing Saturday night? Want to hang out at the Arch?! “Night at the Museum” at the Gateway Arch Saturday night promises to be a night of fun for kids and families. An exciting cast of characters will bring history to life as they talk about what it was like to settle the […]

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